Host of This Old House to be featured at PA Home + Garden Show

Cris Collingwood//February 1, 2023

Host of This Old House to be featured at PA Home + Garden Show

Cris Collingwood//February 1, 2023

Kevin O’Connor

The PA Home + Garden Show returns to the PA Farm Show Complex next month with featured speaker Kevin O’Connor, Emmy Award-winning host of PBS’s This Old House and Ask This Old House. 

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the show will run March 2-5 at the Harrisburg complex showcasing home-related products and services. 

 “We work to bring together the top product and service professionals, home designers, landscapers, and celebrity experts who share their expertise to make the show a valuable experience for homeowners,” said PA Home + Garden Show Manager Jenna Naffin. 

O’Conner will host two talks on the Main Stage Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. 

 Special features will include water gardens and outdoor living exhibits from Carlisle vendors A.H. Reiff Landscape Supply, Burdge’s Water Gardens, and Jesse James Hardscaping.  

Shiloh, York County-based Hydrangea Haus’ Pop-Up Flower Market and Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses, Mechanicsburg will display live plants and flowers. 

This year’s show will also feature locally produced wines from Wine Garden by Juniata Valley Winery, Mifflin, Juniata County, and hand-crafted, locally produced libations from Whiskey Backyard by Hazard’s Distillery, Mifflintown, Juniata County. 

Experts from Penn State Extension of the Master Gardeners, the PA Hardwoods Development Council, the Governor’s Invasive Species Council and other horticultural groups will be in the Let It Grow! area where show visitors can get their questions answered and learn from the experts. 

Other features include Container Creations by Recon Recycled Containers of Exton; Design Your Dreams bedrooms from Ethan Allen; Harrisburg’s Homegrown Market; and The Barking Lot & Doggy Fashion Show. 

 Through partnerships with Dauphin County Technical Center and Cumberland-Perry Area Career & Technical Center, local trade students will attend the show on Friday, March 3 for Career Day. Dog houses constructed by the students are being auctioned to raise funds for their trade programs.