Oct 22, 2015

The all-new Edmonton Fall Home Show is fast approaching! The excitement is building, homeowners are itching to get out on the show floor, and our top design authorities are preparing to share everything they know about design and decor on the Main Stage! 

Edmonton already has the Home & Garden Show and the Renovation Show, so what separates the brand new Fall Home Show from these two fabulous events? We sat down with Marketplace Events’ Terri Higgins, Show Manager for all three shows, who gave us the inside scoop! 

Why a third show in Edmonton?

"Our exhibitors have been asking us to produce a Fall Home Show in the market for years! The Edmonton Fall Home Show is an opportunity for our clients to promote their business and sell face-to-face to over 20,000 consumers. We also have a unique audience – 96% of our consumers only attend one of our shows in the market annually.

It offers Edmontonians another exciting option for researching and planning their home improvement and interior design projects. It gives them the opportunity to shop and save with over 200+ retailers and industry experts during the fall season." 

What makes this show different from the other two in Edmonton?

"The Fall Home Show will have more of a focus on interior design. We have a wide range of exhibitors from renovation to landscaping to design but our features are really design orientated. We have some new designers we haven’t worked with before presenting on our Main Stage, including Janette Ewen and Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, and our Ask a Designer feature is an exciting way for homeowners to chat face-to-face with design experts about their home improvement projects."

What are you most excited for in the fall show?

"Cory Christopher’s Workshops – it’s so amazing to have Cory at the Fall Home Show because instead of simply presenting, he is getting his hands dirty and teaching consumers the art of floral design. Our Upcycle Challenge: Chair Lift is another fun feature that incorporates DIY design with charitable work, with proceeds from the auction benefiting Habitat for Humanity."  

Tell us about MPE's support for local designers.

"We have been very fortunate to work with some of the best designers in Edmonton and have seen their careers launch as a result of their participation in our events. Our events give them the opportunity to showcase their products and services in front of thousands of attendees.

We want our attendees to be able to shop great design and be inspired at our events. 38% of visitors who attend our shows are specifically looking for advice, solutions and inspiration for decorating a room in their home. We have given local designers the chance to be involved in this show launch and showcasing their talents through presenting on our Main Stage and/or getting involved in a handful of exciting new features on the show floor." 

What makes MPE's shows different from the rest?

"Our goal is to create relevant inspiring features on the show floor to enhance the visitors experience at our shows. We champion new and creative ways to make each event relevant and memorable to our visitors, which gives us a unique edge."

We can't wait to see Terri's and the Marketplace Event team's vision come to life at the all new Edmonton Fall Home Show, happening October 23-25, 2015 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, we've got to ask: what are you waiting for? Buy 'em in advance to SAVE BIG and avoid box office lines! Right now you can get 2-for-1 tickets on Facebook. Pick up a pair and head to the show this weekend.