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Shoppers walk the show floor at the Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show in 2016. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file

Spring is in the air, and it’s time to start creating your home improvement list.

The 2019 Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show will celebrate 70 years at the upcoming event, which runs Thursday, March 7, through Sunday, March 10.

Visit more than 500 home improvement exhibitors offering ideas, expert advice and the latest product innovations for your home or garden at Tulsa’s longest-running home and garden show at the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square. Presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa and sponsored by Arvest Bank, the Tulsa Home & Garden Show offers a one-stop shop for all things home or garden, showcasing hundreds of ideas and the latest trends, as well as fun features for the whole family.

The Official Guide will be distributed in the Wednesday, March 6, edition of the Tulsa World and will be on sale at all area QuikTrip locations for the duration of the show. The guide contains a map of the show including exhibitor information, a show schedule and coupon for $1 off admission.

This year’s theme is “Look How Far We’ve Come” to celebrate 70 years of the Greater Tulsa Home & Garden Show. Browse more than 350,000 square feet of exhibits for everything from the front door to the backyard. Attendees can discover the latest products, get inspired by exhibits and speak firsthand to experts, as well as take advantage of exhibitor deals and specials exclusive to the event.

Look for the pink and black ads running in the Tulsa World now through Thursday, March 7, for a Greater Home & Garden Show scavenger hunt. The answers to the clues will help you find specific booths at the show and get your chance to win $5,000, plus prizes. Learn more at

Bring at least one of the pink and black Tulsa Home & Garden Show ads that you see in the Tulsa World and receive free entry from 5-9 p.m. Friday, March 8.

Special features

Timber & Beam HomeMADE Stage: If you love to DIY, this stage is for you. HGTV’s Chip Wade from “Elbow Room” will be at the HomeMADE stage showing some of his favorite DIY projects. Local vendors will also be showing tricks of the trade through special DIY projects throughout the show.

Oklahoma Natural Gas Cooking with Gas Stage: The cooking stage is back with some amazing talent. Food Network’s retro rad chef Emily Ellyn will showcase some of her famous recipes. Local Tulsa chefs will also be showcasing some of their favorite recipes. Attendees can receive $1 off admission coupon on ONG website.

Family Stage: If you and your kids love dogs or animal shows, you will want to be at this stage. The Olate Family Dog Show from “America’s Got Talent” will be doing different shows throughout the weekend with cuteness that you don’t want to miss.

Gardening Stage: If you have a green thumb, you will want to stop by this stage for some gardening tips and secrets. Local gardening expert Paul James will be at the stage to share and answer questions.

Beer Garden & 70th Anniversary Celebration: The beer garden will promote local beverages from Marshall Brewing Co. Friday, March 8, will be a 70th anniversary celebration at the beer garden with giveaways and beer tastings, as well as music from local musicians. Tickets will also be $7 all day Friday.

Floral Sales: Attendees can brighten up their homes and the lives of local children by purchasing bouquets and flowering plants, which will be sold on-site by Reasor’s. The HBA has partnered with Reasor’s to sell the plants to raise money for the Community Food Bank’s Food For Kids Program. Reasor’s will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from floral sales to the cause.

Show hours are 5-9 p.m. Thursday, March 7; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 8-9; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children younger than 12 may attend for free when accompanied by a paid adult.

Nicole Marshall Middleton

918-581-8459

nicole.marshall@tulsaworld.com

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Scene Editor

Nicole joined the Tulsa World in May 1993 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. She has covered crime, city government and general news on the news side and food for the Scene section, where she is now editor. Phone: 918-581-8459