This Weekend: Life Hacks at Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show

The annual show returns for the 12th year from Jan. 29 - 31, including seminars from CMT's Todd Wilbur and "Wall Wizard" Brian Santos.
Courtesy Greater Charlotte Home & Garden Show
Show attendees browse booths at last year's exhibit. This year, homeowners will learn tips to make life easier and gather inspiration for home projects.


From this Friday through Sunday, the Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show returns to the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord for the 12th consecutive year.


Offering “life hacks” from nationally known experts, new exhibitors, and familiar favorites, the show will also showcase new products in the home and garden industries. The first 100 guests per day will receive tote bags and plants from Garden Gate Greenhouse, while supplies last.


During the exhibit, homeowners will have the opportunity to learn about new trends in home and garden that will be helpful for home improvements and new projects.


“Whether homeowners are ready to begin now – or just begin getting ideas and inspiration – our show and the experts exhibiting with us will be able to help,” Lauren San Martin, Show Technology Productions’ marketing director.


One big attraction to keep a look out for is the All New Product Zone – where event-goers will learn about the top new innovative products of 2016 chosen by Show Technology’s staff. These featured products can help with everything from home maintenance to cooking to gardening. Imagine a solution for delicate fish falling through the grill or a remedy for a too-crowded power strip – these are the types of products you’ll see at the All New Product Zone.


And no sitter needed – there will be plenty of activities for the kids, too.



Interior design seminars by Design 4 U

Winery Row with local wine tastings

Kids Workshops by Lowe’s

Humane Society pet adoptions



Todd Wilbur, star of CMT’s “Top Secret Recipe” and best-selling cookbook author specializing in recreating popular restaurant recipes, will duplicate the Mrs. Fields cookie and McDonald’s Big Mac live on Saturday and Sunday.


Brian Santos, with a touring career of over 25 years offering “wizard workshops,” will show attendees quick painting hacks suitable for homeowners at any skill level.



Friday, Jan. 29 from 2 – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


ADMISSION (One ticket works for entire three days)

Adults 17 and up: $7.50

16 and under: Free

Seniors (65 and up): $5.50*

Active Duty Military: Free (with ID)

$1 off coupon available online at

*No discounts applied to senior admission.






Cabarrus Arena & Events Center (in Cabarrus County)

4751 Highway 49 North

Concord, NC 28025

(704) 920-3976

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