Mar 18, 2014

The OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show falls during the first weekend of spring, and we’re celebrating the season with blooms, butterflies and building outdoor living spaces for the whole family. Join us March 21-23 at Oklahoma State Fair Park and learn from more than 250 exhibitors showcasing landscaping, remodeling, cooking and design ideas and trends. 

Some of this year’s features include:
  • HGTV’s Justin Cave Star of HGTV’s “Groundbreakers,” Justin Cave will present the top ways to upgrade an outdoor space as well as ideas for low-cost gardening and landscaping. He also will demonstrate how to create show-stopping container gardens, one of his easiest tricks for adding big impact to outdoor spaces.
  • Storm Shelter Feature – With storm season right around the corner, the Show will feature nearly 20 storm shelter companies allowing Oklahomans to shop and compare in one location. A storm shelter scavenger hunt will make comparing entertaining and will offer shelter accessories and safety items as prizes.
  • Butterfly House and Pocket Prairie Garden Visitors can experience more than 500 butterflies in the Butterfly House, a transparent structure with a walkthrough for attendees to observe a variety of butterfly species. Additionally, the house will be surrounded by a pocket prairie garden designed by Olthia. The pocket prairie garden concept incorporates plants indigenous to the state including native grasses and wildflowers that thrive in Oklahoma’s harsh weather conditions. Prairie gardens are less expensive than a typical landscape design because they start with seeds instead of fully developed plants, grow quickly and require little to no maintenance or watering.
  • Disaster Preparedness Education, Red Cross – Show attendees can learn how to build a disaster preparedness kit and develop an action plan for their family by taking part in the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma’s disaster preparedness education. Activities will be offered to help make disaster training enjoyable and less intimidating for children. The Red Cross will also provide information about storm shelter grants and funding for homeowners trying to rebuild from the 2013 storms.
  • Outdoor Living Space and Landscapes – Pergola Supreme will offer landscape inspiration with two outdoor kitchens, a custom pergola and pavilion, waterfalls, fire pits and a stained concrete farmhouse table. Additionally, Tony’s Tree Plantation will be offering education on trees native to Oklahoma on The Little Project Stage. 
  • Grill-It Stage – The outdoor kitchen stage will feature live cooking demonstrations using the latest in grilling technology. Chefs will share recipes for quick and easy family meals as well as demonstrate how to use the Green Egg and pellet grills to cook traditional grilled foods and non-traditional fare like grilled pizzas and pies. Attendees can sample the meals as they learn tips to make their next outdoor barbeque a hit.

  • Plaza Palooza – The outdoor plaza will include a variety of entertainment including wine tastings, live music, a children’s playground and plant sale.

To help storm victims in their efforts to rebuild, Moore residents will receive free admission to the OKC Home + Outdoor Living Show all weekend with a valid Oklahoma driver’s license with a Moore address. All Oklahoma teachers will receive free admission to the show on Friday only with a valid school ID.

MARCH 21-23, 2014