• Tue. Apr 20th, 2021

Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show moved to autumn

PITTSBURGH — Traditionally held in spring, the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show has been postponed until October.

The specific October dates will be announced later this spring, organizers of the popular event inside the David Lawrence Convention Center posted Monday afternoon on Facebook.

The state’s occupancy restrictions for Pennsylvania were increased 5 to 20 percent capacity on Monday, but that still does not make viable the home and garden show for spring organizers said.

And they worry when the state might be able to sufficiently relax those limits.

“While we had hoped to open in some capacity this April, it is clear that more time is required to address the COVID-19 pandemic,” the event’s executive director, John DeSantis, said. “We are, of course, encouraged by the vaccine becoming widely available and by the rapid drop in cases. There has certainly been a turning point. Like many, we expect that this summer will mark the gradual return to relative normal, but our first concern must always be the health and safety of our guests.”

Spring flowers ready to bloom at Phipps Conservatory

The event originally was scheduled for April 9-18 at the convention center.