It’s been the usual cold and snowy winter here in the Northeast Ohio region. So, are you ready to see some colorful Spring Flowers? If you are, then head to the 21st annual HBA Akron Home & Flower Show being held at the John S. Knight Center on Friday, February 27, Saturday, February 28 and Sunday, March 1. It is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cleveland.
HBA Akron Home & Flower Show This year’s main attraction of the show will be over 7000 square feet of feature gardens (showcasing the latest garden accessories and the latest trend in plants) and thousands of Spring flowers to delight your senses.
The Home & Flower Show will also feature gardening seminars, home improvement exhibits and tips as well as arts & crafts vendors and live entertainment.
Back by popular demand, a spotlighted attraction includes an appearance by celebrity antiques appraiser, Dr. Lori, star of Discovery Channel’s hit TV series, “Auction Kings.” Visitors will be able to get their antiques and collectibles appraised by Dr. Lori herself. Dr. Lori appraises more than 20,000 objects each year that are brought to her by members of the audience.
Dr. Lori will be making an appearance at the Home & Flower Show on Sunday, March 1.
Also making appearances at the Home & Flower Show will be Jerry Risner, the executive chef at Gervasi Vineyard and Andrew Codispoti, Gervasi’s head winemaker. Risner manages 6 kitchens on Gervasi property including the brand new Twisted Olive. Codispoti oversees all phases of wine production and development at Gervasi Vineyard.
And don’t miss seeing the appearance by Executive Chef Dante Boccuzzi who has earned his own Michelin Star and has served as the private chef for actor Robert DeNiro.
An additional attraction will be the appearance of Catherine St. John, owner of The Western Reserve School of Cooking who will be giving cooking demonstrations.
Be sure to stop by and meet several of the Akron Zoo’s Exotic Animals. Among several of the animal scheduled to appear are a porcupine, a snake and a kinkajou. And make sure you catch one of the dog training sessions being offered at the Home & Flower Show.
The Home & Flower Show will also feature sustainable exhibits where visitors can learn about such subjects as healthy eco-living ideas, home energy assessments and other products and services for the home that are environmentally-friendly.
Hours for the HBA Akron Home & Flower Show are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
Free parking will be available in all City of Akron parking lots starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 27.
For more information about the HBA Akron Home & Flower Show call 800-783-9589 or get online at www.akronhomeandflowershow.com.
The John S. Knight Center is located at 77 East Mill Street in Akron, Ohio. Akron is 39 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 45 minute drive.