About the Expo
Get Smart – Come to the Marin Home & Garden Expo!
The Marin Builders Association invites you to a celebration of Marin County’s “smart” lifestyle at the Third Annual Marin Home & Garden Expo June 1 and 2 at the Marin Center Fairgrounds and Exhibit Hall.
A Smart Home is economical, durable, eco-friendly, healthy, labor-saving and adaptable. Learn how to raise your home’s IQ at the Marin Home & Garden Expo. Talk with exhibitors who have smart products and services, from green technologies to home automation. Learn from expert lecturers on Saturday on subjects such as sexy low -energy LED lighting with Randall Whitehead and rainwater storage with Sally Dominguez of Rainwater HOG. On Sunday, don’t miss PJ Bremier in conversation with universal design specialists Marc Mendelsohn and Cass Calder Smith or architect Eric Corey Freed’s presentation on innovative new models for sustainable living. Full schedule of presenters go here. (link to schedule)
Experience an interactive Smart Home technology exhibit that puts audio/video and lighting control right at your fingertips. SRS Custom Integration of San Rafael have planned a fully integrated exhibit where Expo attendees can experience firsthand how one smart device such as an iPad can be used to control lighting, window shades, and audio/visual and gaming systems.
Great Eats available for purchase at the Expo by the Epicurean Group. Two locations: On the Fairgrounds near the Music Stage and in the Exhibit Hall near the Lecture Stage.
Exhibitors will showcase how to make your home smarter with innovative ideas and sustainable trends in how we build, live in and care for our homes and gardens.
The Marin Home & Garden Expo will connect you with hundreds of local businesses who are experts in helping you create your ideal dwelling and show you how to get your home working for you.
Special landscape exhibits will be created on the fairgrounds by recipients of the new Landscape Innovation Award: Outdoor Environments and Reilly Designs.
Having fun is smart too, so hold on to your hardhats! Announcing this year’s inaugural Heavy Equipment Challenge. The foremost contractors in Marin will go head-to-head to show off their skills. The whole family will enjoy watching heavy equipment operators deftly perform feats of magic like pouring drinks or shooting soccer goals with a 20,000 lb. backhoe.
The Marin Home & Garden Expo will also host live performances throughout the weekend. Marin’s community music groups of all ages will entertain attendees on the Home Grown Marin Music Stage. Bring the kids. There will be activities and fun for all.
Admission Price: General Admission $10, Seniors $6, Free for Children 12 and under
FREE PARKING for all event attendees.
It is smart to get into the Expo at half price!
- Sustainable Building Technologies
- Interior Decorating Concepts and Furnishings
- Remodeling and Renovation Specialists
- Exceptional Home Hardware, Fixtures and Accessories
- Organic Gardening Experts
- Painting, Flooring and Roofing Products and Services
- Artisan Furniture and Custom Design Elements
- Do-It-Yourself Strategies for the Home & Garden
- Family Focused Live Music and Activities
- Ecological Living and Education
Marin Builders Association Scholarship Fund
Marin Home & Garden Expo will be held at the Marin County Fairgrounds and Exhibit Hall in San Rafael. This is a premier, highly visible and well-established venue. Marin County Fairgrounds and Exhibit Hall enjoys a central location with easy access, parking, and transportation shuttles from surrounding areas.