Show Features

650+ Exhibitors
Habitat for Humanity
Dr. Lori – Antique Appraisals
Melinda Myers
Master Gardeners
Garden Gallery
Show Bucks
Family Fun Area
Chainsaw Carving Demos
$1,000 Giveaway

650+ Exhibitors

We’re proud to have more than 650 exhibitors in attendance! Our exhibitors feature products and services for kitchen, bath, landscaping, interior decor, bedding, windows, siding, roofing, gutters, patios, driveways and more. Plus we have a number of cash & carry items that make a trip to our show an event worth coming back for year after year!

We invite you to check out our exhibitor list, conveniently listed by business category. If you are looking for a specific company, just use the find/search tool in your browser!

Habitat for Humanity

The Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show is proud to begin a new chapter in giving back to the community. We’ve selected Habitat for Humanity as our charitable partner for the 2020 show. A portion of ticket proceeds / revenue will be donated to Habitat for Humanity in an effort to build a show sponsored home for someone in the community. We are working with our show exhibitors to contribute donations of materials, labor & more! We’re excited to support this great community cause! Be sure to stop by the Habitat display at the show to learn how you can help!

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating sub-standard housing. Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne has built over 243 affordable, quality built homes for families in our community. The Habitat program allows families to purchase a stable and decent home with an affordable mortgage. Proceeds from monthly payments help build more homes in Allen, Huntington and Wells counties.

Qualified families invest time in what we call Sweat Equity – by taking classes to prepare them for homeownership, working on Habitat build sites, and eventually, helping to build their very own home.  We are not a custom home builder and have pre-set house designs and build locations.

FREE Antique Appraisals by Dr. Lori

Dr. Lori will host two FREE Antique Appraisal Comedy Shows per day at the show. Each showgoer is welcome to bring 1 item per show for free a appraisal!

In order to guarantee yourself a FREE appraisal, please be seated at the stage area 30 minutes prior to showtime. She will hand out FREE appraisal sheets to those in the front row first and work her way back until all FREE appraisal sheets have been handed out. If you don’t get a FREE appraisal sheet, you can still get your item appraised after the show for a $25 fee.

Get all the Dr. Lori details!

Gardening Expert – Melinda Myers

Nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has over 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening, the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook, and Jackson and Perkins’ Beautiful Roses Made Easy. She hosts the nationally-syndicated “Melinda’s Garden Moment” program airing on over 115 TV and radio stations throughout the U.S. Melinda also hosts the internationally distributed Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series, including the latest Food Gardening for Everyone DVD set. She is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine, writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column, a regular column for Chicagoland Gardening and Wisconsin Gardening magazines and a nationally-distributed gardening column. She appears regularly as a guest expert on national and local television and radio shows.

See her full bio here!

Speaking Time Details

Schedule TBD soon

Melinda will be speaking in the Appleseed Room along with other Master Gardeners!

Master Gardeners Seminars

A staple of the Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show, Master Gardners are invited to come and educate others on topics ranging the gamut of gardening.

Speakers & Topics

Our lineup of Master Gardner speakers and topics is available here!

Hourly $100 Show Buck Giveaways

That’s right, each hour we select a random winner to receive $100 in Show Bucks, which can be spent on any item at the show with our participating exhibitors!

Summertime Themed – Family Fun Area

Always a hit among families with young children at the show, our Family Fun Area, sponsored by our friends at WLDE, changes themes each year!

Kids (in life and at heart) will be able to touch and feel unique animals, get their pictures taken with characters, watch martial arts and dance demonstrations, learn how to make a balloon creation and much more!

Annual Theme

The 2020 Family Fun Areas theme is – Summertime!

Stage Schedule

Note – the stage schedule below is from 2019. We’ll update the 2020 schedule in January.

Thursday & Friday

  • 12p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 3p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 4p – Indiana Wild- Live Animal Show
  • 6p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 7p – All Star Martial Arts demonstration

Saturday

  • 12p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 1p – Indiana Wild- Live Animal Show
  • 3p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 4p – All Star Martial Arts demonstration
  • 6p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 7p – Indiana Wild- Live Animal Show

Sunday

  • 12p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show
  • 1p – Indiana Wild- Live Animal Show
  • 3p – Elite K-9 Performance Dog Agility Show

Chainsaw Carving Demos

Watch masterful art transform before your eyes, throughout the show, as chainsaw carver Paul Moon dazzles with his skill and precision!

$1,000 Cash Giveaway from WAJI

Thanks to our friends at WAJI, you could win $1,000 at the show! All you need to do is fill out this form and turn it in at the WAJI booth in the lobby of the show! Sign up sheets will also be available in the lobby if you don’t want to print this one out.