Photos courtesy of The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show

It’s that time of year again! The Maricopa County Home & Garden Show, a beloved Southwest tradition, is set to grace the Arizona State Fairgrounds from January 12 to 14. This isn’t just any show; it’s a vibrant community gathering that offers a bounty of home improvement treasures, design innovation, and garden beauty — all for the family-friendly price of just $5.

Celebrating its 31st year and nearing a record-breaking four million attendees, the show continues to be a hub of creativity and inspiration for homeowners and enthusiasts alike. “We’re thrilled to kick off 2024 with a celebration of home and community,” says Katie Jones, the show’s manager. “With something for everyone, from the latest in backyard luxuries to Arizona-themed crafting, this event is a can’t-miss start to the new year.”

Visitors will be treated to a myriad of attractions:
• The Ultimate Backyard showcases outdoor living at its finest with the latest in design and technology.
• The Taste of the Desert offers culinary delights with local flavors and food traditions.
• The Plant Pavilion features a green paradise of plants and gardening supplies.
• Handmade Headquarters encourages creativity with free craft workshops.

Children aren’t forgotten, with a dedicated Kids’ Corner offering workshops and fun activities. For those seeking advice, the master gardeners will be ready to share their wisdom on all things horticultural.
The show also promises a wealth of knowledge through free seminars, covering topics from synthetic grass and DIY cabinet refreshing, to pest identification and patio furniture care. For those dreaming of the perfect backyard, free landscape consultations by professionals will also be available.

Adding to the excitement, the show is anticipating its four millionth visitor, who will be welcomed with a special gift — an Eco Spa Hot Tub.

Held at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 W. McDowell Rd., in Phoenix, from Friday, Jan. 12 to Sunday, Jan. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., general admission is $5. Children under 12 are free. Special discounts are available for seniors, military personnel, and those celebrating January birthdays.

“Whether you’re looking to refresh your space, tackle a new project, or just enjoy a family outing, the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show is the place to be,” Jones adds. “It’s more than a show; it’s an experience.”

Parking is available on-site, and a large food court will ensure that visitors can refresh and recharge as they explore the extensive offerings.

For the tech-savvy and deal seekers, discounts and the new Platinum Guest Club are accessible through the show’s website. With all these features, it’s easy to see why the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show remains a must-visit year after year.

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