From Jan. 13-15, 2012, the third annual Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show brings back celebrity TV host Harry Rinker of HGTV's The Collector Inspector. Rinker will provide free verbal appraisals for two antique or collectible items for each person attending. He'll be joined at the show by Roger Hazard of A&E's Sell This House: Extreme.

      The Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show features everything from the front door to the backyard, including the latest trends in kitchens, baths, fixtures and appliances. The venue will be packed with exhibits featuring garden displays, landscaping, water features, pools, spas, windows, doors, sunrooms and more. Visitors can save with show-only discounts and pricing.

Other highlights will include:

      Local builders and home remodeling experts to help with your next project, with numerous do-it-yourself seminars available to augment your skills.

      The latest trends in kitchens and baths

      A large landscape area with water features

      Pools, spas and outdoor living

      The Pet Zone with pet adoptions

      A huge sale on spring plants.

      Foodies will enjoy complimentary gourmet wine, food tastings and cooking demonstrations. Children can have fun in the Interactive Kids' Zone and the Home Depot Make & Take area. Be sure to enter a drawing for a $6,000 gift card courtesy of Home Depot.

       The Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show will be held at the Roanoke Special Events Center (Roanoke Civic Center) from 2-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15. Parking is free.

      Admission is $8.50 for adults. Children 16 and under are free. Admission for seniors 65 and older is $6 on Friday, Jan. 13. Save $1 off admissions with coupons available at You can pay just once and visit all weekend.  Tickets are sold onsite and only during show hours. Cash only. Free tote bags will be available while supplies last.

      The third annual Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show is sponsored by WSLS 10 on Your Side, Comcast Cable, K92 Radio (Wheeler Broadcasting) and Central Virginia HOME & Roanoke Valley HOME Magazines.



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