Are you in need of some home and garden inspiration? It’s not too early to start planning your garden and home improvements now. Head to Grand Park Events Center in Westfield for the Suburban Indy Home & Outdoor Living Spring Show, which is happening Feb. 8 through Feb. 11. Browse from over 200 exhibitors and connect with local, suburban business to discuss landscape, home improvements and home building needs, as well as sample and purchase local food and shop from local artists. You can also check out some local garden businesses to get ideas for your garden (gardening season isn’t that far away!), and see what the trends are for the spring.
The main area is where you can find vendors for all areas of home improvement, including roofing, flooring, deck repair, painting and kitchen remodels. There are also vendors who sell the more fun stuff, like ponds and waterfalls, hummingbird feeders and outdoor fire pits. All around the center are gazebos, mini rooms and patio displays that you can walk into and sit down. You can really get a sense of what your remodeled home or garden would look like! It’s nice to dream, if only for a few minutes.
The Neighborhoods Marketplace, which is situated around the main area, is great to browse and see local artists and vendors showcasing their art and unique, handmade, artisan products. It’s also a good place to much on samples of delicious, Indiana-made food and treats. On our visit, we picked up some samples of flavored popcorn, fudge (yum, pumpkin spice fudge) and beef jerky.
The last day of the home show (Feb. 11) is Kid’s Day, and will include an all-day schedule of fun for little ones. Families can enjoy performances and meet-and-greets by princesses and superheroes (think Spider-Man, Batgirl and Wonder Woman). There will also be magic shows, crafts, and face painting. Kids 12 and under are free to all days of the show, including on Kid’s Day.
One of the nice things about visiting the Suburban Indy home show is that 10% of the price of your ticket benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville. The money that is raised will go toward providing science kits and scholarships to attend camp. Your ticket is a win-win for everyone: You get some ideas for your home, and kids in need get a helping hand!
More Info about The Suburban Indy Home & Outdoor Living Spring Show:
The Suburban Indy Home & Outdoor Living Spring Show is held at Grand Park Events Center (19000 Grand Park Blvd., Westfield). The show runs from Feb. 8-11, 2018, and show hours are Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 when purchased at the door. Tickets purchased online are $5 and buy one get one free. Kids 12 and under are free. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit https://suburbanindyshows.com/spring. Use the PROMO CODE: Indyschild, for a 20% discount!
Nicole Sipe is a freelance writer and editor in Indianapolis. A Southern California native, she enjoys exploring Indy with her husband and two sons.