30th Annual New Jersey Home Show

This weekend (Friday, February 22 – Sunday February 24) at the New Jersey Convention Center will be hosting the 30th Annual New Jersey Home Show. This event is for all HGTV viewers, decoristas, house flippers and anyone who loves all areas of home and design.

This year the Feature Speaker is Laurie Smith of the popular TV show, Trading Spaces. Her speciality is making any room look like it came out of Architecture Digest with a minimal budget! She will also he sharing her take on a challenge in designing the home … lighting in a Q&A session with her.

Designer Laurie Smith of Trading Spaces

For the 4th year, the JerseyBites.com Cooking Stage will host top local chefs and bloggers, who will be cooking up delicious delights for attendees. JerseyBites is the premier New Jersey source for restaurant reviews, recipes, chef spotlights and more. The live cooking demonstrations will be Saturday and Sunday only.

There will also be many other talented people sharing their tips this weekend. Teaching us how to spruce up our curb appeal will be landscaping and hardscaping contractor John Balaney of Balaney contracting.

Spring is coming and planting season will be upon us very soon and Garden expert Patrick McDuffee from Well-Sweep Herb Farm will be sharing all insight and tips. He is also bringing a sensory experience that he will give children visiting the Home Show. They’ll watch a Sensitive Plant close when they touch it; carnivorous plants, like a purple pitcher, eat bugs and scratch and sniff any number of herbs.

For anyone who is either in the process or considering remodeling their kitchen we will have Michael Wuss from the Kitchen Design Center on site to answer any questions.

The convention hall will be home for over 200 vendors from landscapers, to kitchen & bath designers, landscapers, and more. There will also be an app, VIP home link that is designed to watch over your home and an automated lawnmower known as Auto Mow. The brand’s New Jersey dealer, Stacey Barlow, had this to say about the robotic mowing: “Robotic Mowers have been popular in Europe for 24 years, and with the recent addition of GPS navigation and Smart Phone control, they can now manage lawns as large as 1 1/4 acres. We asses your property, recommend a mower, then install a wire underground to help guide and contain your robot, leaving you with a perfectly maintained lawn all summer long.” The mowers range from $2,000-$3,500.

Buy Tickets Online for $5 or at the door for $10 each. Free entry to Police officers, Firefighters, EMT’s and All Military with ID on Friday, February 22nd.

Fri. Feb 22, 2019 at 3:00pm-8:00pm. Saturday February 23 10:00am7:00pm and Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:00-5:00pm EST

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Super Pet Expo 2019 – A Pet Lover’s Dream Weekend

The Super Pet Expo is coming to the NJ Convention & Exposition Center starting Friday, February 8th to Sunday, February 10, 2019. It is the perfect event for pet lovers and families to see and learn all about animals.

The event is brought to you by Supreme Source and Vita Bone Artisan products. The exhibition floor will have over 200 vendors! All kinds of vendors from dog training, dog treats, adoption services, cat & dog toys, pet cremation services, pet sitting services and so much more.

This year the expo will have new shows for everyone to enjoy!

Marvelous Mutts sponsored by Supreme Source


The Marvelous Mutts team, this is not your average dog show! These are top canine athletes who were all adopted from shelters and rescues. They will amaze you with their entertaining tricks and stunts. Note that there will be performances each day of the Super Pet Expo, but you will need to go to the website to check the schedule.

Trick Workshops with Chrissy Joy and Good Beasley

Trick Training Workshops Saturday, Feb 9th at 12:30pm and 4:00pm

Showbiz Workshop Sunday, Feb at 11:30am

Join a Workshop with your dog and learn from the best with National Stunt Dog Champion Beasley, and his trainer, Chrissy Joy! Class spots will be available on a first come, first serve basis

Chrissy Joy, DMWYD Certified Trick Dog Instructor and Canine Conditioning Coach is the founder of BFF Talent Group, whose roster of talented pups has worked with The Walt Disney Company, Home Depot, Puppy Bowl, Chewy, and more.

Beasley is a rescue from Homeward Bound Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania and began is journey with Chrissy at just 3 months old! In addition to being the reigning National Stunt Dog Champion, Beasley has many awards, including AKC Performer Title (highest AKC trick title), Champion Trick Dog, Canine Good Citizen + Urban, both agility and rally titles.
CFA Feline Agility and CFA/Garden State Cat Club Pet Me Cat Area

The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) joins the Super Pet Expo with two exciting features purrr-fect for cat lovers!

I bet you thought this show was only for the dogs, huh? Fear not feline lovers. Cats like dogs are easily trainable too and this show will show you all about how to bond with your cat and there will be a meet and greet.
Making Cats Lives Better Today (because they don’t really have 9)

Friday, Feb 8th at 5:30pm on the Main Stage

Join Cat Behavior Consultant Sally Williams and Dr. Liz Bales, VMD for a discussion centered on improving the lives of your beloved felines! Topics will include the importance of annual wellness checkups, advice for creating the best relationship with your veterinarian and tips to get over the hurdles of getting your cat to the vet, plus much more. Bring your cat care questions, because there will be time for Q and A. After this session you will have the opportunity to have a meet and greet with the cats too!

Meet N’ Greet with Winston and Maya!SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH AT 3PM on the MAIN STAGE

Come to our Meet’n Greet featuring petfluencers Maya (@mayathedox) and Winston (@winstonthedox). Take pictures with these popular cuties and give them treats!

REPTICON is back again at the show this year, but bigger and better! This is a virtual show within the show that features reptiles, snakes, lizards and tips and advise on how to care for your reptile pets.

Back again this year is Rizzo’s Reptile Discovery! This show is designed to showcase the magic and excitement that reptiles have to offer! Its fun for all age groups.

Exotic Bird Show

New to the show this year is The New Jersey Bird Man himself and all his amazing McCaws – Molly, Polly and Dolly. Both have appeared on Animal Planet, Discovery Channel and numerous local television stations showing off their amazing abilities. These birds don’t just fly, they ride bikes, roller skate and play basketball.

And yes you can bring your furry friends with you to the expo too! Please note leashed pets are welcome. Just make sure your pet can handle large crowds of both pets and people. Retractable leashes are not permitted.  Also, please bring clean up supplies should your pet have any accidents on the expo floor! Also there will be no breeders at the expo, however there will be pets available for adoption.

To purchase your tickets go to The Super Pet Expo site by clicking here. Ticket prices are as follows:

One Day Adult (12+) $13.00

One Day Child (4-11) $8.00

Weekend Pass (Adult) $20.00

Weekend Pass (Child) $10.00

Kids 3 & Under Free (one per adult)

The event is at the NJ Convetion & Exposition Center located at 97 Sunfield Avenue in Edison, NJ. Parking is free!

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How would you like to go to the Super Pet Expo for FREE? Leave a comment on the blog below with your favorite animal and share the post! Winners will be announced on January 26, 2019! Good Luck!