Meet host of Rosie on the House radio program at SAHBA Home Show

Rows of exhibitors pack the main hall during the 2016 SAHBA Home and Garden Show at the Tucson Convention Center, 200 S. Church Ave., on Sept. 30, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. Now in its 45th year, the home and garden show features close to 300 exhibitors. Saturday hours run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Star

The Southern Arizona Home Builders Association’s Home and Garden Show aims to give you home tips, make you laugh and gussy up your yard.

The three-day show, opening Friday, Oct. 5, has more than 300 exhibitors who can help with everything from doors to floors to pets.

In addition, there is a packed program for attendees.

Among the events at the show:

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  • Rosie Romero, whose home-improvement columns run in the Star, will do his “Rosie on the House” radio broadcast live from the show 7-11 a.m. Oct. 6.
  • Harlow Gardens will have a designer you can chat with at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. Oct. 6, and 11:30 and 3 p.m. Oct. 7.
  • Animal experts will tell you how to do everything from snake-proof your yard to rodent control at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 5; 1:30 and 4 p.m. Oct. 6, and noon and 4 p.m. Oct. 7.
  • Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons will whip up some character drawings with proceeds going to Ben’s Bells. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

The SAHBA Home & Garden Show is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7. It’s at the Tucson Convention Center, 160 S. Church Ave. Admission is $8, with discounts available. More information at 795-3025 or

Contact reporter Kathleen Allen at or 573-4128.


Kathleen has covered the arts for the Star for 20 years. Previously, she covered business, news and features for the Tucson Citizen. A near-native of Tucson, she is continually amazed about the Old Pueblo's arts scene and feels lucky to be covering it.