Feb 14 - 16
NARI Milwaukee Hosts Spring Home Improvement Show ...

NARI Milwaukee Hosts Spring Home Improvement Show ...

Presented by NARI Milwaukee at Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park

From Feb. 14 -16, more than 250 NARI Milwaukee members who are participating in the Spring Home Improvement Show will be on-hand to answer questions and share advice and insight.

The NARI Spring Home Improvement Show runs for three days at the Wisconsin Exposition Center at State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. The show is packed wall-to-wall with hundreds of trusted, local professionals who are ready and willing to share information on whatever your home may need – inside or out.

The exciting SkillsUSA carpentry competition is also returning this year. Attendees can watch real-time as teams of high school students from throughout Wisconsin work against the clock to claim the state title from Barneveld High School who has won the past two years. The teams have a limited amount of time to complete a structure by framing walls and a roof and installing windows, electrical and plumbing.

Plus, this year’s show also includes special elements focused on sustainability and creating a healthy home. The show features a gallery of four different student-designed rooms that are inspired by well-being and sustainability. In addition, on Sunday morning, Kelsey Jorissen Olesen from Green Willow Homestead will talk about “Sustainable Choices for your Home.”

And, since it’s Valentine’s weekend, there are a few “sweet and tender” highlights, including a macaron demonstration on Saturday afternoon, yoga meet-up Sunday morning, brunch inspired cocktail demonstration on Sunday and a sauna giveaway. Anyone visiting the show can enter to win a luxurious, two-person sauna from Good Health Saunas. Simply visit their booth to sign up.

The Show includes:    

More than 250 NARI Milwaukee members – These trusted, local experts are ready and willing to answer any and all questions, no matter how big or small they might be. They can also make recommendations and provide homeowners with guidance, solutions and creative suggestions.
2020 Interior Design Challenge – Students from Milwaukee Area Technical College, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Mount Mary University and Waukesha County Technical College are designing a unique room around the theme of well-being and sustainability.
Home Solutions Stage – Area experts cover a variety of topics, including “Planning for a Remodel” and “Options for Painting Cabinetry.”
Culinary Stage Tantalizing grilling and cooking demonstrations conducted throughout the show.
Create & Take – Attendees can create their own vintage wooden sign to liven up their home décor with Farmhouse Paint Bar & Café (tickets sold separately).
SkillsUSA Competition – Nearly two dozen teams of high school students build a section of a home in just 13 hours. All structures will be judged and the winning team will advance to the national SkillsUSA carpentry competition.

Special guests include:

Melinda Myers – “The Plant Doctor” shares her secrets on how to add “natives” to any landscape and then goes “vertical” the next day, scaling the topic of green walls and other vertical gardening techniques, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. and Feb. 15, 3 p.m.
Ask Ed – Ed Lisinski, the City of West Allis building inspector, discusses the ins & outs of permits and what to know about city codes on Feb. 15, 11 a.m.
Mad Dog & Merrill – Back by popular demand, the “grilling buddies” take to the Culinary Stage several times each day, sharing tasty new grilling recipes and a presentation that will have you laughing all the way to the dinner table.

Nick Kerzner, MCR, MCKBR, CR, CKBR – “The Construction Guru” tackles important remodeling topics – “Planning for a Remodel: Project Expectations and Timeline,” Feb. 14, 5 p.m. and Feb. 16, 3 p.m.; and “Should I Remodel all at Once or Do One Project at a Time?,” Feb. 15, 5 p.m.

Guess the Price Gameshow – Want to know what a remodel costs?  Participate in a live, interactive game show where attendees view award-winning remodeling projects and guess the price, various times Feb. 14-16.
Battle of the Burgers, hosted by Shaun O’Neale, MasterChef Season 7 Winner –During the Spring Home Improvement Show, O’Neale is hosting a burger challenge with 3 local participants. If you think your burger has what it takes to be a star, visit narimilwaukeehomeshow.com or NARI Milwaukee on Facebook for more details. The culinary burger showdown is 15, 1:30 p.m.
Woops! Macarons – Learn how to pronounce (mack-a-ROHN) and make this beautiful, meringue-based French dessert from Shahnoza Saadati of Woops! Macarons, Feb. 15, 4 p.m.
Marie Coakley owner of Yoga 4 All – Start off your Sunday with a relaxing yoga session that’s open to all show attendees, Feb. 16, 10 a.m.
Kelsey Jorissen Olesen from Green Willow Homestead– Learn about “Sustainable Choices for your Home,” Feb. 16, 11 a.m.

SkillsUSA Competition

For the third year, NARI Milwaukee is hosting the official SkillsUSA Wisconsin Carpentry Teamworks Competition on the show floor. The Wisconsin high school team that wins the state contest will advance to the national level to compete in the SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Ky. in June.

Over the course of two days, nearly two dozen four-person teams, representing a number of high schools from throughout Wisconsin, compete in a rigorous contest that challenges their carpentry, electrical, plumbing and presentation and professionalism skills. Based on a blueprint, the teams must construct a section of a home from scratch that includes wall and roof framing, drywall, plumbing and electrical and installation of a window and door.

Spring Home Improvement Show Hours, Tickets & Parking

Fri., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sat., Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sun., Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$10 in advance (online only at NARIMilwaukeeHomeShow.com);
$12 at the door;
Seniors (60+) are $8 at the door;
Children age 17 and younger and retired and active duty military personnel (with I.D.) are free

$6 for parking at State Fair; ample street parking is also available

For more information on the NARI Milwaukee Spring Home Improvement Show or to receive a free copy of “Renovate,” our new consumer magazine and membership directory, visit NARImilwaukee.org or call 414-771-4071.

Admission Info

$10 in advance (online only at NARIMilwaukeeHomeShow.com)

$12 at the door

Seniors (60+) are $8 at the door

Children age 17 and younger and retired and active duty military personnel (with I.D.) are free

$6 for parking at State Fair; ample street parking is also available

Phone: 4147714071

Dates & Times

2020/02/14 - 2020/02/16

Additional time info:

Fri., Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.Sat., Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.Sun., Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location Info

Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park

640 S. 84th St., West Allis, WI 53214