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2017 Home Show Descriptions

We are very pleased to bring you the highest quality lineup of home shows with the absolute strongest of ad plans that you’ll find anywhere in the Chicago area.   Not only do our home shows offer the exclusive opportunity to tap into some of the most affluent and active areas of Chicagoland, these events offer you the most impactful and meaningful meeting of buyer and seller.

Our specialty is to provide you solid, smart and highly productive investments for your business and the fact that we continue to deliver heavily attended and highly productive events is why we are the #1 investment for the most active and experienced exhibitors in this market.   We invite you to join us to see just how productive our home shows will be for you as well.

We have taken great care in selecting exactly when and where we have scheduled each and every home show to provide you ideal geographic coverage for strong productivity of new customers for your business.

Click below for a brief description of the events that you are interested in…

Oak Brook, IL – Drury Lane Theater & Event Center - January 21st & 22nd, 2017

In just it’s third year, over 10,000 Homeowners packed the aisles, setting a new record in attendance, also setting new records in leads and appointments for many very experienced exhibitors.  The show has been so strong that it has TRIPLED in size in the past three years, so if you’re interested in joining us for our next Oak Brook Show, be sure to call or E-Mail us today to let us know. 

North Shore / Wheeling, IL – Westin Hotel – February 11th & 12th, 2017
In it’s second year, this event grew by over 50%, which allowed another boost in advertising and a new record in attendance, making it three records in a row to start 2016.  The success of this event comes as no surprise because when it comes to demographic profiles of homeowners in the entire Midwest, the North Shore area is second to none and if you’re interested in meeting thousands of them in just one weekend, this is the event for you.
Crystal Lake, IL – Crystal Lake Conference Center Ballroom – February 18th & 19th, 2017

As of 1/12/17, we have only 5 booth left in this event!  Call today if you’re interested.   Proving itself year after year as a true contender, this year’s Crystal Lake event also set a new attendance record with thousands of homeowners flooding into this event.  With a smaller number of businesses at this event to compete for the consumer dollar, this event proved to be far more than the sum of its parts.   Every exhibitor stood out and everyone received quality time with the buyers in attendance, producing lead counts equivalent, if not exceeding those of much larger events.  With a greater demand than a supply of space, we have a waiting list forming for 2017.  

Arlington Heights, IL – Arlington International Racecourse – March 4th & 5th, 2017

The 2016 event attracted its strongest crowds in years, with a constant flow of homeowners from beginning to end.  This step up will allow us to take the 2017 event to whole new level!  Over 200 exhibitors and over 10,000 homeowners are projected for 2017, taking this even to the elite level for home shows in Chicagoland.  Dozens of great markets throughout the northwest suburbs are served by this event, so if you are interested in gaining new customers within 15 miles of Arlington Heights, this is an event not to miss.  The main areas of this event are already 90% sold out, so contact us soon for the best available locations and greatest results. 

Lombard, IL – Westin Hotel at Yorktown Ctr. – March 25th & 26th, 2017

It’s well known that DuPage County is one of the most notable counties in the country.   It’s no surprise that an event in a top branded facility such at the Westin has already attracted the attention of businesses who are seeking new customers in this great market area.  After an impressive launch and very specific compliments of the attendee quality and the high percentage of buyers, the show on pace to sell out well in advance for 2017.  As a result, this event will receive an ad plan increase of at least 50% to further establish it as a top contender in one of the finest markets around.   

Naperville, IL – Players Sports Center – April 1st & 2nd, 2017

The Naperville / Fox Valley area is an affluent, heavily populated and highly sought after market area.  With a perfect mix of a HUGE population of homeowners, well above average demographics as well as a combination of both newer and older housing stock, this event has no equal in the area for attracting quality homeowners from this fine area.  Attendance for 2016 was a new record with amazing exhibitor feedback, leading us to a 2017 event that will easily have it’s strongest ad plan ever.  The main hall is over 80% sold out, so please don’t delay if you’re interested in joining us.

Lake County, IL – Lake County Fairgrounds – April 29th & 30th, 2017

The Lake County Home & Garden Expo will be the largest and most heavily advertised event of its kind to ever take place in Lake County.  The support for our events was made crystal clear when, within two weeks of the initial announcement of this event, over 100 booths were snapped up by businesses who know for a fact that this will be a huge, hard hitting event of about 300 booths.  We are fully committed to finishing our 2017 season on a high note with a home show packed with buyers from beginning to end, so if you are seeking qualified and motivated homeowners from Lake County, this is the place to make it happen.  Key booth areas, including corners and the first few aisles are already closing out, so call or email us today for the latest availability. 

Key aspects that all of our 2017 events will have in common are:

1) All facilities are very clean and well finished for environments that are welcoming and comfortable to both exhibitors and attendees.  Several are among the finest you’ll find anywhere.

2) All events target high demographic market areas with very active communities.  Our specialty is attracting upper-middle to high end homeowners with disposable income and a track record of high consumer spending.  We’ve taken the steps to bring you True Buyers, not “Tire Kickers”.

3) Our Home Shows are clearly the dominant, if not exclusive events in the markets they serve, so they truly stand out to the community as the best choices to hire businesses like yours and to purchase products and services to improve their homes.  Also, nearby access from major routes and expressways helps them attend with ease.

4) Our 2017 events will be supported by the most substantial media campaigns, including local, major, targeted AND broadcast media such as the top major TV networks to provide you the best opportunities to meet and speak with thousands of qualified homeowners from these areas.  The total reach this season is projected to approach a staggering 100 Million impressions.  Unmatched in the Chicago area.

Click below to download the details on the events to allow you to reserve the best booth locations for your business.

Please contact us with any questions and we will be more than happy to help.  We greatly look forward to showing you what we can do for your business.

Home & Garden Shows
P O Box 2578
Glen Ellyn, IL 60138

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