2011 Philadelphia Home Show Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary


The 2011 Philadelphia Home Show celebrates the 30th Anniversary of this gathering of domestically-minded folk in the city.

As a unique tribute to mark the occasion, there will be a tribute to Philadelphia sports history, presented by ComcastSportsNet, as well as rooms with Philadelphia-specific themes.

One will be a hip, South Street themed room; another, high-society one based on Rittenhouse Square, a seaside visit to the Jersey Shore, and one based on the patriotic design of Washington Square, to cite just four examples.

2011 Philadelphia Home Show – Information, Dates, Times, Events

The 2011 Philadelphia Home Show Will Be Located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, located at 12th and Arch Streets, will once more host the event.

In addition to the large convention space, the Pennsylvania Convention Center is very easily reached via SEPTA Regional Rail service at Market East Station, at nearby 11th and Market Streets.

We would generally recommend taking the train, as an easier, cheaper, and more convenient way to travel, than by car.

Train travel also offers you the convenient chance to grab a bite to eat at the veritable food paradise available at the Reading Terminal Market, located next to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The 2011 Philadelphia Home Show Runs From Saturday, January 15, through Sunday, January 23

Here are the specific dates and times, when you can visit the 2011 Philadelphia Home Show:

Saturday, January 15 – 10 AM – 9 PM

Sunday, January 16 – 10 AM – 6 PM

Monday, January 17 – 10 AM – 7 PM

Tuesday, January 18 – 4 PM – 9 PM

Wednesday, January 19 – 4 PM – 9 PM

Thursday, January 20– 4 PM – 9 PM

Friday, January 21 – 10 AM – 9 PM

Saturday, January 22 – 10 AM – 9 PM

Sunday, January 23 – 10 AM – 6 PM

2011 Philadelphia Home Show Tickets Are $13 Apiece for Adults, Children 6-12 are $3, Children Under 5, Free

Tickets for the 2011 Philadelphia Home Show run $13 for adults, $3 for children between 6-12, with those under five admitted free, and can be purchased at the Home Show Box Office, upon arrival.


Saturday, January 15, 2011 – Taste Local! And HGTV’s William Moss Are Featured Twice

11:00 AM and 5:00 PM - Taste Local! Katie Cavuto-Boyle of Healthy Bites To-Go and Corey Krejcik of Rolling Barrel Events, team up to pair regional beer and wines, with locally farmed produce.

12 noon and 4:00 PM - HGTV's Gardening Expert, William Moss, twice presents ”Container Gardening: Solutions for Small-Space Gardening”.

1:00 PM - Mary Caraccioli, the TV host of Mary Talks Money, will be appearing; she offers financial advice. She will be appearing on stage to present, "Paying for Home Projects NOW".

2:00 PM - Introducing Solar Thin Film Metal Roofs for Homeowners

3:00 PM - Absolute Living Today's Theresa Tocco-Davenport presents ”How to Use Color the Right Way”.

6:00 PM - George McRory presents ”Home Water Treatment... Without the Chemicals!”.



Sunday, January 16, 2011 – John Cassidy, the “Balloon Freak”, Will Be Appearing, As Will Caraccioli

11:00 AM - Gina Rodriguez, the chef of the new Philadelphia restaurant, Kokopelli, presents a cooking demonstration.

12 noon and 3:00 PM - HGTV's Gardening Expert, William Moss, twice more presents Container Gardening: Solutions for Small-Space Gardening.

1:00 PM - Caraccioli returns to the stage to present, "Saving Green by Going Green".

2:00 PM - Kieffers presents Designing Your Dream Kitchen: Appliances Section.

4:00 PM - Taste Local! returns, once more offering regionally based beer and wine with healthy, local produce.

John Cassidy, the ”Balloon Freak”, will also be appearing. In the space of a single hour, he was able to construct 757 balloon sculptures - this feat earned him a well-deserved notation in the Guinness Book of World Records. And his talents can best be described as highly entertaining, accompanied by wild antics and a larger-than-life personality.


Monday, January 17, 2011 – John Cassidy, the “Balloon Freak”, Returns, As Does Mary Caraccioli

Cassidy’s antics, and Caraccioli’s advice, make their final appearances at the 2011 Philadelphia Home Show.

11:00 AM - Absolute Living Today's Theresa Tocco-Davenport presents Putting A Plan Together For Decorating: The Proper Way to Begin.

12 noon - Mix 106.1’s Donna Storm presents ”Tips on Working Out In Your Home” .

1:00 PM - Caraccioli returns to the stage to present, "Paying for Home Projects NOW".

2:00 PM - Introducing Solar Thin Film Metal Roofs for Homeowners

3:00 PM - Taste Local! returns, once more offering regionally based beer and wine with healthy, local produce.

4:00 PM - Sally Willowbee presents Trashy Women: From Plastic Bags to Heavy Metal – Women Who Make Art From Recycled Materials.

6:00 PM - Chefs Chip Roman and Jason Chiconski present a cooking demonstration.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011 – Guys’ Night

Rolling Barrel Events - which organizes craft beer tasting tours and the like, all around Philadelphia - will be hosting an unspecified event on Tuesday, January 18. It will presumably be connected to the ComcastSportsNet Tribute to 30 Years of Philadelphia Sports History.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011 – Girls’ Night - '80's Night

Likewise, Rolling Barrel Events will be hosting, with events favored by females – ‘80s-themed events where big hair and leg warmers will be prominently featured.

Thursday, January 20, 2011 – Wine Tasting and Piano Performances

Rolling Barrel Events will complete its trio of theme nights with Wine Tasting and Piano Performances (aimed at both genders). The talented Karen Benedetti will be playing the piano, along with other young, up and coming pianists.


Friday, January 21, 2011 - Janet Taylor of Totally Organized Is the Featured Celebrity

11:00 AM and 4:00 PM - Janet Taylor, a professional organizer who runs Totally Organized, a company dedicated to order, presents Do You Have a Junk Drawer?.

12 noon - Christina Perillo of TV’s Christina Cooks presents a cooking demonstration.

1:00 PM - Introducing Solar Thin Film Metal Roofs for Homeowners

2:00 PM - QVC’s “The Luxe Lady”, Susan Matthews, presents "30 Ways to Add Luxury to Your Bedroom”.

3:00 PM - Taste Local! returns, with still more offerings of regionally based beer and wine with healthy, local produce.

6:00 PM - Absolute Living Today's Theresa Tocco-Davenport presents How to Use Color the Right Way.

7:00 PM - WOGL Trivia Contest, hosted by Frank Lewis.


Saturday, January 22, 2011 – HGTV’s Chip Wade, of Designed to Sell, Curb Appeal and The Block Is the Featured Celebrity

11:00 AM - Nick Farina of Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar offers a cooking demonstration.

12 noon - HGTV’s Chip Wade, of Designed to Sell, Curb Appeal and The Block, presents ”Solutions to All Your Home Renovation Problems”.

1:00 PM - Introducing Solar Thin Film Metal Roofs for Homeowners

2:00 PM and 6:00 PM - Janet Taylor, a professional organizer who runs Totally Organized, twice more presents Do You Have a Junk Drawer?.

2:45 PM - WXTU Presentation, hosted by Andy Sommers.

4:00 PM - Chip Wade of HGTV returns, to present ”Lessons Learned From TV Makeovers”.

5:00 PM - Christina Perillo of TV’s Christina Cooks returns to present a cooking demonstration.



Sunday, January 23, 2011 – HGTV’s Chip Wade Remains the Featured Celebrity

11:00 AM - Janet Taylor, a professional organizer who runs Totally Organized, presents Do You Have a Junk Drawer? for the final time.

12:00 noon and 2:00 PM - Chip Wade of HGTV returns, to present ”Lessons Learned From TV Makeovers”.

1:00 PM - Introducing Solar Thin Film Metal Roofs for Homeowners

3:00 PM - Cookbook author and chef Aliza Green presents a cooking demonstration.




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