City Lifestyle

Want to start a publication?

Learn More
The Home Remodeling Showcase is an annual fundraising event featuring renovation projects.

Featured Article

The Tulsa Home & Garden Show

Seventy-Five Years of Innovation and Inspiration

The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa was founded by a group of forward-thinking Tulsa businessmen meeting at a Tulsa hotel in 1941. These men hoped home sales would boom once the Second World War ended. They reached out and networked with other home-building groups across the United States. In 1942, through the National Association of Home Builders of the United States (NAHB), the Tulsa group became the Tulsa Home Builders Association (Tulsa HBA).

In 1949, an innovative idea took root, sparking the creation of the first-ever "New-Homes Product Show." Little did the organizers know that this inaugural event, later known as The Home & Garden Show, would become a time-honored tradition, standing the test of seventy-five years and evolving into the prestigious Tulsa Home & Garden Show we know today.

The maiden event, held in a humble skating arena, laid the foundation for a spectacular journey that has brought together homeowners, remodelers, landscapers, and enthusiasts of all things related to homes and gardens. Over the years, this annual extravaganza has transformed into a comprehensive showcase of the latest trends, cutting-edge products, and expert advice in home and garden improvement, spanning the Sage Net Center at the Expo Square. It takes over 150 volunteers of the Tulsa HBA’s 1,100 memberships to make this show a reality, a testament to the strong community spirit that is the Tulsa HBA.

As we celebrate the diamond anniversary of the Tulsa Home & Garden Show, the Tulsa HBA has something special in store for attendees: $40,000 in Show Bucks will be given away over the event's four days. You only need to visit the Burnett Home Improvement Booth near the Golden Driller entrance to participate in this opportunity. Use the QR code to sign up for the daily drawing, and you could be one of the lucky winners of Show Bucks. These Show Bucks can only be redeemed at participating vendors throughout this year’s event, allowing you to purchase products or services that enhance your home and garden dreams.

The Tulsa Home & Garden Show is only one of the many public events the Tulsa HBA produces. March 7-10, 2024, Tulsa HBA presents the Tulsa Home & Garden Show at the SageNet Center at the Expo and the Claremore Home & Garden Show, March 22-23, 2024, at the Claremore Expo. April and May bring about the Designer Showcase Tulsa, highlighting local designers' work as they redecorate a house in the Tulsa Metro area. Highlighting new homes is the Parade of Homes in June. And wrapping up the year in September with the Remodeling Showcase, which is the transformation of an outdated area of a home or a total home remodel.

Encouraging Tulsans to engage with builders, designers, remodelers, and other home and garden professionals is a key aspect of the Tulsa HBA’s mission. These events allow for those interactions to take place. Check out or call 918-663-5820 for more information. Here is to seventy-five years of the Tulsa Home & Garden Show and many more years of turning houses into homes and your garden into an oasis.

“We are proud that the Tulsa HBA has produced the Tulsa Home & Garden Show for seventy-five years and that it has become a staple of springtime activities in the Tulsa Metro area,” said Carl Novara, this year’s 75th Anniversary chairperson. He continued, “We hope that this year’s introduction of Show Bucks will inspire more people to come out, enjoy a day at the show, and shop with our vendors.”

  • The Home Builders Association headquarters is also home of the spacious Mike Fretz Event Center with stage and outdoor kitchen. Photo: Kathyann Photo
  • The Home Remodeling Showcase is an annual fundraising event featuring renovation projects.
  • 2023 Tulsa Home & Garden Show volunteers.

Businesses featured in this article