Arrowhead Home & Builders Show 2024: Know Before You Go

The Arrowhead Home & Builders Show is the place to learn and see everything about building /remodeling, lifestyle, and gardening.

It’s expert seminars, meet vendors, meet food, and … a lotta parakeets?

Yes, the birds are back! (more about that below.). So, while it’s educational, it’s also a really good time.


White House Florist Laura Dowling

As creative director for flowers and décor, Laura Dowling managed the White House floral design for thousands of official and private events, including state dinners, parties, receptions and the iconic White House Christmas.

Her lush and lively floral creations also graced the White House state rooms, East and West Wing offices, Camp David and the Presidential private residence.

As Chief Floral Designer, Laura launched innovative strategic partnerships with the nation’s top artists and designers, creating imaginative, cutting-edge décor and flowers.

Come learn her methods for Presidential-worthy arrangements!

Presentation times

Thursday: 4:00 pm & 6:00pm

Friday 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30pm & 6:30pm

Saturday: 10:30 am, 1:00 pm, 3:30pm & 6:00 pm

Sunday 11:00 am & 1:00pm

Back Yard Adventure

Planning for summer outdoor activities has begun!

Join Encore Event & Party Express in the new “Back Yard Adventure,” with an inflatable skee ball, cornhole, and seating located in Pioneer Hall.

Field & Flame Cooking Seminars

Featuring Chef Frank McQuade

Frank McQuade, owner and head chef of McQuade’s Pub and Grill in Two Harbors, MN, is passionate about bringing quality food, spices, and breading to consumers. His love for the outdoors and cooking wild game has recently motivated him to grow Field and Flame. Living in Northern Minnesota provides immense diversity with the fish, birds, and other wild game that inhabit the area.

Presentation times

From Walleye to Whitefish, cooking Minnesota’s favorite game fish! 

Thursday 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Friday 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Saturday 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Sunday 11:30 am & 2:00 pm


DIY Guru Doreen Stovenour

Doreen Stovenour is just an ordinary mom who likes to DIY while making you laugh and making up songs.  She will share how to rethink common household items and decor on a budget.

Presentation times

Thursday 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm

Friday 11:30 am, 2:00 pm, 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Sunday 11:00 am & 1:30 pm

Timberworks Lumber Jack Show

Now this is just Fun! Come watch two lumberjacks and two lumberjills compete in a series of thrilling events! Pick a side and cheer on your team as they compete in:

  • logrolling
  • crosscut sawing
  • hot sawing
  • ax throwing
  • chainsaw carving
  • chopping
  • and the exhilarating speed pole climb!

Presentation times

Thursday 4:30 pm & 6:45 pm

Friday 12:00 pm, 3:30 pm & 6:45 pm

Saturday 10:30am, 1:00pm, 4:00 pm & 6:30pm

Sunday 11:30 am & 2:30pm



Our Executive Chef and crew delight guests with traditional comfort foods to a few surprises

This year, Home Show go’ers will enjoy:

  • Bison Burgers
  • Duluth Hot Chicken
  • Shrimp Burgers
  • Porketta Sandwiches
  • Cheddar Jalapeno Elk Sausage
  • Pastrami Sandwiches
  • and, of course, the giant ROAST BEEF SANDWICH is back at Beef & Beer area

There will also be soups, salads and pastas, too.


Save time & a little bit of money

woman holding cell phone with online ticket

We’re starting strong here right out of the gate by saving money. You can still get discount tickets online and save $2 on adults’ and a buck on kids’ tickets. There are ticketing processing fees. Children under 6 are free.)




You can park at the DECC itself or, if you’re up to walking a bit, there are lots and ramps in Downtown and parking in Canal Park, too.

Parking at the DECC

Nearby Parking




Entrances to the show are via the City Side Door B and also a ticketed entrance from the Skywalk.

Accessible parking is available on the 3rd floor of the parking ramp, where the Skywalk entrance is located. Be careful not to take the Skywalk over to AMSOIL. The DECC Skyway entrance is located on the opposite side towards the big, red boat.


Seriously, Facepainting & Parakeets?











Yes, the birds are back and eager to jump on your shoulders! As well as face painting and balloons!


Maps of the Show