Indianapolis boasts the nation's oldest and the Midwest's largest Home Show, a home-focused extravaganza with more than 900 exhibits, offering thousands of products, decorating, construction and remodeling ideas. The show runs Jan. 30-Feb. 8 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds' West Pavilion, Exposition Hall and South Pavilion.
Special features of the 2009 Home Show include the C.P. Morgan Centerpiece Home, a fully constructed, decorated and landscaped home built inside Exposition Hall; "Jon & Kate Plus 8," the mother of a family of eight kids who manages to keep her house in order (Feb. 4); the Green Living Showcase; HGTV's Design Star finalist and green designer Josh Foss (Feb. 3-5); Habitat for Humanity's ReStore; "Gardens Galore," 25,000 square feet devoted to landscaping and gardening, complete with an interactive outdoor stage; organic food information in "Get Fresh with Sara Snow" (Jan. 30-31); HGTV's Summer Baltzer shows how to "Design on a Dime" (Feb. 7-8); "Black Widow" billiards star Jeanette Lee (Feb. 6-7); 16 booths of work from artists and art galleries; Indiana Wine Village; can art in Canstruction®: "One Can Make a Difference"; and much more, including special admission price days.
Tickets are $12, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for children ages 5 and under. Coupons for $3 off adult admission, good Monday-Thursday, are available at participating Central Indiana Marsh Supermarkets and at www.IndianapolisHomeShow.com.