2017 Show Features

Renew, Refresh and Restore your Home.  At The Great Big Home & Garden Show, everything that you need to turn your home and garden dreams into reality can be found under one roof.  Explore more than 600 exhibits and Engage with more than 1,000 experts, and Envision unique gardens themed around Blockbuster Movies!, the Main Stage and Cooking Stage with HGTV Celebrities, local experts and local chefs, our Idea Homes and Luxury Lake Living!  

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Be sure to tour our beautiful 6,200 square-foot feature home during your trip to the show. The Ultimate Smart Home designed by Xtend Technologies, built by Pepperwood Homes, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland Magazine, and Ohio Magazine will inspire visitors with ideas for building, remodeling, decorating, and outfitting their own homes with the latest in smart home technologies. New for 2017, guests will be able to enjoy our new Luxury Lakefront Living feature designed by Cornerstone Landscaping, featuring a Mastercraft Boat and two cabins built by Weaver. Click here to learn more.

Garden Showcase


Explore the sixteen Blockbuster Movie! themed gardens created by some of Northeast Ohio’s top landscapers. New in the Garden Showcase this year, you will also be able to tour "The Sunflower" Idea Home built by Blossom Homes. When your done exploring the Idea Home and gardens, enjoy a meal in the I-X Bistro, our full-service, white-tablecloth restaurant. Click here for more information. 

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main stage & cooking stage

The Main Stage and Loretta Paganini Cooking Stage was a huge success in 2016 and offer attendees the best of home improvement celebrity appearances with the opportunity to taste and enjoy culinary delights in one convenient location. With appearances by nationally-recognized stars, home improvement experts, and local chefs, The Main Stage and Loretta Paganini Cooking Stage offer attendees home and garden tips and exciting food demonstrations. The state-of-the-art kitchen stage and vignette featuring the latest appliances, cabinetry, flooring and more will be designed and built by Home Builders Association Remodelers Council for consumers to tour between stage presentations.

Please see our stage schedule for appearance dates and times.

Sponsored by: 84 Lumber  hba cleveland logo


At The Petitti Gardening Stage, daily gardening seminars on landscape design, floral and furnishing outdoor rooms will be held by Northeast Ohio landscape experts. The Petitti Floral Mart will also feature outdoor furniture and numerous plants for purchase. 

Learn more about Petitti Garden Centers at petittigardencenter.com.

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The Home Builders Association Housing Resource Center

If you are renovating, a recent new home owner or if you are in the market to build…. rejoice! Direct access to the industry’s top professionals is at your fingertips! Avoid renovation disasters by using our expert resources for relevant and practical advice, free of charge! Bring your homes photos, plans, or ideas and get expert advice from a professional. It’s your chance to talk one on one for 15 minutes about your home project – just the right amount of time to make magic happen. Located next to the Main Stage.

Visitors may choose from the following:
A Designer Date
A Remodel Review
A Builder Briefing

Cambria Bistro


If you need to relax and rejuvenate after a long day at the show, saunter over to our chic, design-inspired Club Cambria. Join us in our quiet nook for a glass of wine and a light snack to put the pep back into your step. Give your feet a break from walking the show floor without losing out on all the action – the Club is located in the middle of the Show Floor.

Products provided by Oberfields and Kurtz Brothers

Playground World Kidzone


Kids can have fun in Playground World’s KidZone, which features slides, swings, basketball hoops and the world’s safest fully-enclosed Springfree™ Trampoline. Parents can also sign-up to win their choice of one of three high-quality products that kids can enjoy for years! Visit pgworld.com for more information.

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Home Depot Kid’s Workshop

Bring the kids for a Home Depot Kids’ Workshop! Children will learn how to use a hammer while constructing a small project of their choice and leave with their own orange workshop apron.

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Help the Jimmy Malone Scholarship Fund of the Cleveland Scholarship Program send a deserving local student to the college of his/her choice for four years.  When purchasing tickets online, visitors to the site will have the opportunity to donate to this deserving charity! www.jimmymalone.com

The Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, which builds homes to strengthen neighborhoods and bring urban and suburban communities together, will have a Restore booth at the show where attendees can contribute to the fund to build a Habitat for Humanity home or purchase home products and appliances at extremely discounted prices.

See the work of the Top 10 finalists on display throughout the show in the 2017 Student Model Home Design Contest.  Finalists will be selected from all participating student’s grades 10-12, currently taking classes in the building trades at schools across Northeast Ohio.


Enjoy a quick snack in the food court between the Main Stage and the Ultimate Smart Home with beautiful landscaping provided by Moscarino Outdoor Creations.  

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Networking Nights

Enjoy the show while making new connections at one of several Networking Nights planned throughout the show.