Cabin fever is running high, but the 67th annual Eastern Iowa Home and Landscaping Show, Feb. 16-18 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in downtown Waterloo, might have the cure.
Sponsored by the Waterloo Exchange Club and Iowa Show Productions, the event features about 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest ideas and products for the home, lawn and garden, including new home contractors, remodeling experts, home entertainment, landscaping experts, decorating and kitchen specialists. Experts will be on hand with energy-saving solutions and creative options for the home.
Consumers can shop for lighting, plumbing, water systems, flooring, furniture, windows, doors, siding, hot tubs, fireplaces, sunrooms, grills, geothermal, fencing, lawn care equipment and much more.
Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson will headline several seminars, including container gardeners, design secrets to a beautiful garden and “really cool” plants for Iowa gardeners. Other presenters will discuss home trends, kitchen remodeling, energy-efficient homes, bathroom facelifts and making barbecue sauce.
Visitors can sample new brews and beverages from Confluence Brewing Co., Henry’s Hard Soda, Not Your Father’s Fruit Punch, Sparkling Ice and Two Hats.
Hours are 3 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18. Admission is $6 per person; children 12 and under are free. Special Friday admission is $5.