Monday hours for Home and Garden Show

Show Bulletin:

Celebrity Guest. Eric Litwin, original author of “Pete the Cat” will be performing onstage – bringing literacy and music together.

Performance. Sing and dance with the Shazzbots, performing at 2 & 4 p.m.

Hands-on Art Activities. Just for kids to have fun. Location: near and in the gARTens. See full activity list here.



  • Library Card Day: show your library card and get two admissions for the price of one ($13)

  • Teachers K-12 with ID receive FREE admission

  • OSU employees & Students with BUCK-ID get two admissions for the price of one ($13)

  • Military and first responders with ID receive FREE admission

  • Arts Appreciation Days, courtesy of Greater Columbus Arts Council; get two admissions for the price of one ($13) when you:

    • Show a membership card from any of the following: CCAD, Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory, Ohio History Connection or Wexner Center for the Arts

    • Show an Artist Trading Card, available here. Just fill out the form, and present it at the ticket window

  • Pick up a $3 off at the door admission coupon at Central Ohio Lowe's stores

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Pete the Cat book

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Eric Litwin book signing at Half Price Books booth, near the Home Stage
Bring your Eric Litwin Pete the Cat books, or buy them here. Autographs only during this session.

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12 PM | Ohio Wildlife
The Ohio Wildlife Center runs central Ohio’s only free Wildlife Hospital where they treat nearly 5,000 animals a year. Join their Education Team to learn more about the work they do and to meet some of their Ambassador Animals in person.

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1 - 1:45 PM | Eric Litwin LIVE
Appearance presented by Half Price Books
Original author of “Pete the Cat, “The Nuts” and “Groovy Joe,” Litwin is a song-singing, guitar-strumming, #1 New York Times Best Selling author who brings early literacy and music together. Get a selfie with him afterward.

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2 - 2:45 PM | The Shazzbots
The Shazzbots, intergalactic rock n’ roll band and champions of music, art, science, and everything creative, blast off for adventure in their Space Winnebago - learning life-lessons, overcoming obstacles, and meeting fascinating characters along the way.

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3 - 3:45 PM | Eric Litwin Live
(see description above)

4 - 4:45 PM | The Shazzbots
(see description above)

4 PM | Eric Litwin Book Signing at Half Price Books’ booth
Bring your Eric Litwin Pete the Cat books, or buy them here. Autographs only during this session.

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1 - 1:40 PM | Starting a Vegetable Garden
by Terry Althouse
Now is the time to start planning your vegetable garden for this summer, and Master Gardener Terry will show you how, step by step.

2 - 2:40 PM | Making Ground Covers Work for You
by Matt Morrison
Learn which ground covers work best in various spaces around your property

3 - 3:40 PM | Extending the Gardening Season 
by Mike Hogan
Learn how you can extend the growing season for vegetables into fall and winter in Ohio.


Hands-On Art Activities

Art Garden Studios
Lady on a Leaf: Craft your own garden buddy

COSI Science Festival
Star Gazing Sewing Activity: Learn about the constellations

Musicologie (in the Performance Garden - Reipenhoff Landscape)
Musicologie Play! Music Experience Table is an interactive booth where kids of all ages can try a range of instruments. Our musical bells, string instruments and even synthesizers are combined with fun games and easy-to-play songs that help kids feel successful and curious about learning an instrument.

Ohio Craft Museum/Ohio Designer Craftsment
Where I Live”; Project: Decorate a flat wooden house with images of what home means to you