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The Great Big Home + Garden Show 2016 Giveaway

I am one of those people who hate winter in CLE. I try to remind myself that it's only a few (ha!) months and after it's over, I can go back to loving our weather.

But about now, I start getting the itch to see grass and smell flowers. Spring cleaning actually starts to sound good. Thankfully, the Great Big Home + Garden Show comes at the perfect time to get me out of my winter funk.

This year the gardens have a celebration theme and I can't wait! From Mardi Gras and Labor Day to welcoming home our military members or enjoying a wedding, each garden will leave visitors feeling festive and ready to plan their own backyard party. I know I'm ready to bust out the grill just thinking about it.

And you know you can't have a party without some great food. There will be lots of tasty inspiration at the Loretta Paganini Cooking Stage for spring, summer or anytime you are hosting friends and family.

Italian Appetizers, Easy Thai Food, Hearty Winter Soups and Valentine's Cupcakes are some of the delicious demonstrations this year. One of the shows I'm most looking forward is on Saturday 2/6 "Cooking with your Garden" with AJ Petitti and Stefanie Paganini because it combines my love of cooking and gardening.

Winter is also a great time to plan those spring and summer projects around your home. They will be showing you How to Build a Firepit along with kitchen design tips, best organic solutions for the yard, LEAP Into the Garden with Native Plants, top gardening trends, Trendy Terrariums and weekend project ideas. 

And what is the Great Big Home + Garden Show without celebrities? This year you'll get a chance to see:

Hosts of Two Chicks and a Hammer
Two Chicks and a Hammer

The Beekman Boys
The Cooking Channel's Beekman Boys
Toledo native Jason Cameron from DIY Network

Matt Fox of Room by Room
And local favorites Stefanie Paganini, Ursula Carmona and Angelo and AJ Petitti will be there too!

Some of this year’s show features include:
  • Wolf Timbers Rustic Manor, a 2,500-square-foot, ranch rustic-style Idea Home, is an open and airy three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom energy efficient home with a layout designed to wow! Built by Blossom Homes and sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland Magazine and Ohio Magazine the home features an aging-in-place design that will inspire visitors thinking of building or renovating their homes.
  • The 1,500-square-foot Xtend Technologies Hi-Tech Entertainment Home, built by Pepperwood Homes, is designed with entertaining in mind and will inspire visitors with ideas for their own entertainment spaces. The home features the latest in indoor and outdoor technology from Xtend Technologies. Landscaping surrounding the Hi-Tech Home will also be provided by Morton’s Landscaping.
  • Everyone deserves their own personal getaway space and this year’s She Sheds will have visitors thinking about how to create their own backyard retreat. Whether it’s a nature nest, writer’s retreat or wine tasting room, these She Sheds will spark ideas for creating any type of retreat space with a feminine touch.
You can purchase tickets online. Adults are $12 and Children 6-12 are only $5. If you use promo code EATCLE16 when you purchase, you'll receive $1.00 off each ticket.

Or you can enter for a chance to win two tickets right here! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. 

Contest ends Saturday January 30th at midnight. Good luck!

** Disclosure: I was provided two tickets to giveaway as well as two for my own use in exchange for helping promote this event. As always, opinions expressed are my own. **