63rd Annual 2013 New England Home Show Debuts
Boston's First "Home Grown Music Showcase"
February 21 - February 24 at the Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, Massachusetts: (February 11, 2012) – This New Year, home owners across New England will resolve to give their home the facelift it so well deserves with the help of the 2013 New England Home Show, February 21-24 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. Boston's original, largest and longest running home show, now in its 63rd year, has become an annual tradition amongst New England families. The New England Home Show is the perfect place for home improvement inspiration, featuring over 500 of the newest products, experts, and innovations, offering priceless home improvement opportunities.
Whether seeking a quick-fix home solution or a long term project, DIY-ers can browse hundreds of helpful exhibits, observe firsthand home improvement ideas and ask the experts for pro tips. From kitchens and living rooms to patios and spas, visitors will find a little something for everyone. In addition to exhibits and displays, the New England Home Show offers chef demonstrations from local culinary stars, an arts and crafts pavilion, and a playful kid's zone. Visitors will feel right at home at this family fun event.
This year's New England Home Show offers a special twist! Because singing in the shower just isn't enough at times, the New England Home Show is partnering with WXRV | 92.5 the River to present a battle-of-the-bands competition for emerging singer songwriters as part of the River’s Home Grown Music Showcase, a nightly radio program on 92.5 FM that spotlights up-and-coming local area musicians.
Beginning February 7th, bands looking to get their big break can submit a You Tube video of their performance at www.theriverboston.com. Three finalists will be selected by The River's very own DJs to perform Saturday, February 23 from 1pm to 3pm at the New England Home Show. The winner will have the opportunity to open at the 12th annual Riverfront Music Festival in Newburyport, MA. The winner will also perform live at The River Music Hall and have their song played on the 92.5 The River. Irene Collins, host of the River’s Home Grown Showcase will emcee the competition and will judge the winning band alongside other Boston music industry experts. The River’s Home Grown Music Showcase has helped launch the careers of numerous local bands like Air Traffic Controller, The Adam Ezra Group and The Brew. The Home Grown Music Showcase at the New England Home Show is one event you don't want to miss!
See what else is in store for this year’s Show!
Visitors can enjoy mouth-watering samples from several of Boston's top chefs as they browse the aisles of the New England Home Show. Chef Fest's featured restaurants includes some of Boston's favorite restaurants, Aura, Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant, Chef Tom Pizzica from the Food Network, and Chef Mark Bynum from Top Chef. As seasoned chefs whip up savory dishes, visitors can walk away with the know-how to recreate these inspired dishes for family, friends, and guests at home. Chef demonstrations take place every couple of hours at the New England Home Show. Visit www.newenglandhomeshows.com/cheffest.asp for Chef Fest schedule and more information about each of the Chefs.
This year’s Woodworking Expo highlights many of Boston's favorite exhibitors, including Tommy Mac from WGBH's "Rough Cut". Visitors can observe as these experts demonstrate how their work is intricately crafted and assembled using the finest equipment. Experts and novices alike can take away tips of the trade, ask questions, take notes, or simply watch in amazement.
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
For those in the middle of remodeling or simply have dreams to remodel in the future, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry's professionals can answer nearly any technical question, or provide a connection to a local NARI contractor. Members of NARI are the voice of reason for the remodeling industry and can help home owners prevent avoidable mistakes and make the remodeling process that much easier! Visit the New England Home Show and partake in live NARI seminars. Official schedule to follow...please stay tuned!
Artisan Craft Pavilion
The 2013 Artisan Craft Pavilion presents hundreds of elaborate high quality handcrafted goods by local artisans and craftsmen. From pottery, clothing, glass, leather, art, graphics, to photography, jewelry, and even specialty food products, visitors are sure to find something for their artistic style and walk away feeling inspired.
Exhibitor Highlight, RevoluSun
When a New England Home Show visitor stops by the RevoluSun booth, they will have the ability to evaluate their home energy expenditures over the next 25 years. In addition, they can view their roof in "real time" to see what type of solar potential they possess. Our experts can even go as far as giving them an estimate right there at the booth! And it goes one step further - if an attendee signs up for a Free Home Energy Analysis, RevoluSun will present them with a "Golden Ticket.” The ticket must NOT be opened until after our solar experts hands them a proposal, the homeowner will then receive whatever "prize" is labeled on their ticket. Prizes range from $250-$5,000. RevoluSun will only be giving away one $5,000 prize, but there will be multiple prize giveaways of all the other denominations. Finally, be sure to catch RevoluSun's live seminars Thursday, February 21st through Sunday, February 24th. This is one exhibitor you don't want to miss!
Fun Zone- For Kids of All Ages
The New England Home Show is the perfect way to spend the day with the family. The Fun Zone focuses on family-oriented fun for all ages. Kids will be entertained for hours on end and will leave the Show with souvenirs and fond memories of the New England Home Show.
Seaport World Trade Center, Boston 1-(508) 823-0389
Dates & Hours:
Thursday, February 21, noon - 9 PM
Friday, February 22, noon - 9 PM
Saturday, February 23, 10 AM - 9 PM
Sunday, February 24, 10 AM - 6 PM
17 and under: Free
Buy tickets online and save $3
For more information visit www.newenglandhomeshows.com.