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The Akron Home & Flower Show brings a touch of Spring to NE Ohio

courtesy Akron Home & Flower Show

It's been an unusually 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 20th annual HBA Akron Home & Flower Show being held at the John S. Knight Center on Friday, February 28, Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. It is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cleveland.

HBA Akron Home & Flower Show This year's main attraction of the show will be the 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 appearances 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. She has made national guest appearances on such shows as the"Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.

Dr Lori will be making appearances all 3 days of the Home & Flower Show. Check for times.

Also making appearances at the Akron Home & Flower Show will be John Gidding, star of HGTV's hit TV series "Curb Appeal". A design expert with experience in commercial, residential and landscape architecture in addition to graphic and urban design, Gidding transforms average homes into showpieces. Some of Gidding's favorite projects in the past have been Union Square in New York, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the campus plan for Carnegie Mellon University and a pavilion for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

John Gidding will be making appearances on Friday and Saturday. Check for specific times.

Don't miss the sustainable exhibits where visitors can learn about such subjects as healthy eco-living ideas, aquaponics, home energy assessments and other products and services for the home that are environmentally-friendly.

The Beer Garden will return this year featuring locally crafted beer and wine.

Hours for the HBA Akron Home & Flower Show are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is $8 for adults and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

For more information about the HBA Akron Home & Flower Show call 800-783-9589 or get online at

Free parking will be available in all City of Akron parking lots starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 28.

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.

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