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Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show – Why You Need To Check It Out!

With Spring just around the corner (fingers crossed), it’s time to start thinking about that dreaded annual chore…That’s right.. Spring cleaning. Thankfully there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! The Quinte Home Builders’ Association’s Home & Lifestyle Show is the best way to shake those obligatory blues! 2018 marks the 47th year for this awesome local event. With an impressive 100+ exhibitors, this show is an excellent resource for homeowners, home builders and renters, even dreamers. There’s certainly something for everyone so come on down to the Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show April 6th – 8th at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre!

An industrial modern styled interior by the Quinte Design Centre for the Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show
Photo courtesy of Quinte Design Centre


This year it’s all about local, with the focus on the Bay of Quinte Region. 🙂 Our little gem is so unique, and is quickly becoming the IT place to visit, live and start a family or business. With this being my home town, I’ve been very fortunate to witness HUGE growth in our community and watch all the hard work of local business owners pay off, creating a mecca for craft beer, locally made wine and fresh farm food enthusiasts from all over. That being said, this year has a very special guest, Chef Matt DeMille from “EAT with Matt DeMille” and he will be on-site showcasing his extraordinary talent. DeMille is a rock star in the culinary world. He has been accredited with the success of newly opened local restaurants and is a proud resident of the region. Chef Matt will hit the stage to showcase his talent each day of the show. Click here for Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show times.

EAT with Matt DeMille logo and photo of Matt carrying a dish of roasted carrots for the Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show.


And if that’s not enough to curve your weekend plans, there are a couple more superstars joining the roster. HGTV Canada’s Sarah Keenleyside and Brian McCourt from the HGTV’s “Backyard Builds” will be front and centre to chat, demonstrate and answer questions that you may have about your own home projects. Sarah Keenleyside is a renowned designer who has lived and travelled extensively abroad which has influenced her eclectic sensibility and fuelled her desire to design in a style that is uniquely her own. Sarah pulls inspiration from various cultures and design styles, she gives her clients an environment tailored to their individuality.

HGTV's Backyard Builds Sarah Keenleyside photo with a picture of a nicely designed backyard patio who will be at the Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show.

Keenleyside’s co-host Brian McCourt is a contractor, design expert and real estate flipper. With over 13 years of experience as a renovation specialist, Brian has unique concepts and a full understanding of the home renovation process. Brian’s skill set, knowledge of building products, and creative mind make him a true asset to the world of renovations. It’s pretty exciting to have them here for the Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show!

Photo of Brian McCourt from HGTV's Backyard Builds beside a picture of a designed backyard who will be at the Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show.


Also joining in on the fun is local celeb and philanthropist John-Ross Parks from Parks Group/Royal LePage. Feel free to pick his brain as to why 2018 is another great year for investing in your home. Whether you are looking to build, renovate, design or create, this show is All About Home! It’s a unique opportunity to ask questions and get answers from the professionals. Exhibitors and presenters on the Cambria Stage will be there to help you with all of your home projects, inspire ideas and help you fulfill your household dreams.

Parks Groups Royal LePage logo over top of an home interior who will be at the Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show.


Be prepared to see the latest in innovative products from all aspects of decorating, building, renovating, landscaping and so much more! Parking is included in the cost of admission. All speakers and demonstrations are absolutely free! They are entertaining and packed full of inspiration and ideas for your next project. The Show will be presented in both the “Family Dental Centre Arena” and the “Mackay Arena”, at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre. Click here for ticket information and even more reasons to check out the Quinte Home Builders’ Association’s Home & Lifestyle Show. (Did we mention there’s beer, wine and food on-site?!?)

Two women holding up half pints of cold beer in glasses cheers style showing that there will be food and drink at the Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show.

Convinced? Thought So. We’ll see you there!  😉

A big shout out to show sponsor D&K Heating & Air Conditioning. THANK YOU!!

Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.