The OKC Home & Outdoor Living Show offers ways to refresh homes this spring season, with more than 200 exhibitors plus experts in landscaping, remodeling, cooking and design through Sunday at State Fair Park.
The show, which started Friday, showcases ideas for remodeling, home improvement and outdoor living. Adult admission is $9, and admission for children ages 12 and under is free. For a $2 discount, tickets can be purchased online at www.homeshowokc.com or at the customer service desk at Buy for Less stores.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For details, go to www.homeshowokc.com or call (800) 466-7469, ext. 120.
• Chris Crary from Bravo's “Top Chef.”
Chris Crary from Bravo's “Top Chef” will showcase his passion and enthusiasm for cooking through live cooking demonstrations. Crary will share the behind-the-scenes scoop from the show, some of his favorite cooking tricks and his story about how healthy eating helped him shed more than 70 pounds. He will demonstrate two healthy variations of classic dishes and provide samples and recipes for the spring and summer dishes.
• Living Inside, Out.
Homeowners will have the opportunity to learn how to expand their living space without building onto their home. Local experts from Ward Design Group will demonstrate how to bring the inside out by bringing indoor design amenities to an outdoor living space. Featuring a combination of modern and old-school design elements, the exhibit will display a large water feature and plants and trees indigenous to Oklahoma integrated into an outdoor bedroom. Landscape designers will be present to answer questions, share advice and provide design and landscaping tips.
• Grilling Stage.
Chefs from local restaurants will give live cooking demonstrations on the outdoor grilling stage and share recipes and tips to make easy, satisfying meals.
• Outdoor Marketplace.
Tony's Tree Plantation will feature trees, a garden market and seminars that will provide attendees with everything they need to know about growing in Oklahoma. Landscape designers will also show attendees how to incorporate natural features and creativity to spruce up the look of home exteriors, even on a budget.
• Central Oklahoma Humane Society.
Show attendees can stop by the Central Oklahoma Humane Society booth to play with adoptable animals and fill out a questionnaire if interested in adopting. Attendees can also learn about the new Guardian Club monthly donation program that provides OK Humane with year-round support.
Children will be able to learn the importance of having a collar and tag on their pets by playing the “collar toss” game. The booth will also include “The Barkery Boutique” which will feature collars, leashes and other pet related items inspired by this spring's trends. A portion of the proceeds from the boutique will benefit the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, a nonprofit organization working to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.