Do you have some home home projects on your to-do list? A visit to Austin’s Home and Garden Show might just give you some inspiration and innovative ideas to help you complete those jobs. With thousands of square feet of exhibits, you’ll find everything from decks, pools, spas, plants, landscape displays and materials, kitchenware and much more, and the kids will have plenty to do in the Kid’s Zone.  (Plus, kids are free!) The show takes place Friday, Jan. 15 through Sunday, Jan. 17 at the Austin Convention Center.


Photo from the Home & Garden Show website

–> Show Hours:

  • Friday, Jan. 15, 2-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

–> Show Highlights:

  • Landscapes, Gardening & Water Features: See displays, talk directly with local landscapers, and learn from the seminars given by the experts.


  • Home Improvement: Shop a complete selection of kitchens and baths, builders and remodelers, windows and doors, security and technology, energy solutions, gutters, organization and more.
  • New Product Zone: Check out the newest products to help you around the house and make everyday tasks easier and more fun!
  • Outdoor Living: See an incredible selection of pools and spas, hardscape and patio ideas, outdoor kitchens, grills, firepits, plants and patio furniture.
  • Tiny Houses: Step inside a tiny home to see that you too can live a minimalistic lifestyle, but still not give up some of your favorite luxuries.
  • Kids’ Zone: Kids ages 16 and under get in FREE! Bring them along to enjoy activities such as:
    • Free Kids Workshop Kits at The Home Depot Home Services Booth
    • Free Lowe’s Kids Workshops
    • Movies, Coloring & Crafts by COSTCO
    • Kid’s Fire Education, Coloring Books & Fire Hats by the Austin Fire Dept.
    • Kid’s Activities by The Bamboo Society of Austin


  • Pet Zone: Pick up a new family pet at the show from the Austin Humane Society or Austin Animal Shelter. Plus, learn how to read dogs body language and better train them at the Sit Means Sit seminars.
  • GoTexan, Art, Gift & Gourmet Area: You’ll find everything from jewelry and candles to marinades and sweets as well as many other handcrafted original items.


–> Admission:

  • Adults 17+ = $8.50
  • Kids 16 & Under = Free
  • Seniors 65+ = $6.50
  • Active Duty Military = Free
  • $2 off coupon available online here with coupon code WEB2OFF.
  • $1 off admission at the door with canned food donation for the Capital Area Food Bank.

— More info:
To learn more about the Home and Garden Show, and to view the full schedule, visit their website.

Have fun!