8 Tiny House Festival Shows You Should Know About

In Tiny Housesby Maria Fredgaard

Now that tiny houses are slowly becoming part of the new American landscape, they are beginning to appear in nearly every town and city across the nation!

People everywhere are trying to decide if going tiny is the right choice for them. One way to make up their minds is by visiting a tiny house festival!

Tiny house festivals can be a great place to learn as much as you can about tiny living, the lifestyle and the current market – as well as see them up close!

We’ve listed some of the most popular festivals that you should know about so you can join in all of the fun!

See the references below for links to events and tickets!

1) The Tiny House Expo

The Second Annual Tiny House Expo will be held at the Fresno Fall Home Improvement Show where visitors can walk through a wide variety of tiny house models and actually test out what it’s like to live in such a small space!

You can get your questions answered by a wide range of specialists in all fields!

Whether you plan to build your own or hire a contractor, this is the place to learn everything you need to know about tiny houses! This can include information such as approved locations, how to downsize so you can go tiny, and what essentials you will need.

Tickets and Information:

  • November 1st – November 3rd
  • 10:00AM – 5:00PM
  • $8.00/Adults
  • $4.00/Seniors
  • Kids 12-and-under are free

2) Mid-Atlantic Tiny House Expo

If you’re going to be in the Greater Philadelphia area, the Mid-Atlantic Tiny How Expo is one of the best festivals to see. There will be a wide range of THOW (tiny houses on wheels) and shells on display.

If this is the type of tiny home you’re searching for, you can have your pick of trailer frames, building materials, building plans, tiny house furniture, appliances, and a lot of other products that are exclusive to the tiny house market.

You’ll also learn about zoning regulations for the region and building codes you should be aware of! It is the one-stop-shop for all things tiny.

Tickets and Information:

  • November 2nd – 3rd
  • Greater Philly Expo Center
    Oaks, PA
  • 9:00AM – 6:00PM
  • General Admission $12.00
  • VIP $23.00

Alternative living spaces such as Yurts, Containers, and Schoolies will also be attending this festival!

3) TinyFest California

While the location for the TinyFest California festival has yet to be announced, you can be sure to look forward to an amazing event! They have professional builders on-site to help DIYers design and build their own tiny homes.

Visitors will be able to walk through a variety of THOWs, backyard cottages, vans, shipping container homes, and bus conversions.

It will be the best place to network face-to-face with like-minded people who are already living the tiny lifestyle. You can also take part in workshops and listen to a selection of presentations on what it takes to make the switch to tiny living.

Ticket prices to be announced on December 1st!

4) The Great American Tiny House Show 2020

2020 will be the fifth year for the Great American Tiny House Show, which will be appearing at select cities across the country.

In addition to the usual walk-through models of tiny homes, container houses, modular homes, and other portable structures, you’ll be able to see lots of exhibits displaying business equipment, housing accessories, and recreational products!

Get all your questions answered and discuss your personal needs at length with experts who are also attending! You can even talk with those who have already started the tiny house life and join a full network of individuals interested in helping you make the switch to living tiny.

Tickets and Information:

  • March 14th – 15th, 2020
  • Florida State Fairgrounds
    Tampa, Florida
  • 9:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Military $10.00
  • Adults $15.00
  • Children 12-and-under are free

5) Tiny LIVING Festival

This festival is sponsored by the United Tiny House Association and is one of the largest events of its kind in the world with an anticipated attendance of more than 60,000 people!

Visitors will be able to walk through models for micro homes, tiny houses, workshops, presentations, yurts, and schoolies. Listen to presentations, participate in workshops, and talk to experts to help you to plan your own tiny living style.

There will be lots of entertainment, food and more making it a fun outing for everyone. You’ll even get to walk through a Bohemian-style village!

Expect to see an outdoor concert to keep the spirits high, fire performances, and a pot-luck dinner for all those who will be staying on the grounds in their own tiny houses. This is also a dog-friendly event, as long as you clean up after your pet.

Tickets and Information:

  • November 22nd – 24th
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
    Orlando, Florida
  • $20/day
  • $25/three day admission

6) Florida Suncoast Tiny Home Festival

Florida’s Suncoast Festival promises to give visitors a first-hand view of the latest in tiny home trends. Experts will be on hand to teach you how to simplify your life so you can leave a smaller carbon footprint and save money at the same time.

Take a tour of a variety of different tiny homes, food trucks, and mobile boutiques. Talk to vendors, attend workshops, and enjoy plenty of good entertainment while you’re at it.

With more than 20 expert speakers, 40 artists and small businesses, and more you’ll learn everything you need to know at this Tiny Home Festival.

Tickets and Information:

  • March 28 – 29, 2020
  • England Brothers Park 5010 81st Avenue N. Pinellas Park, Florida
  • 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • General Admission $15/day or $20/both days
  • Children 12-and-under are free

NOTE: There is an early bird special to get discounted ticket prices at $10/day or $15/both days – as well as a Day-Of ticket increase to $20-$30/day, so get your tickets early!

7) People’s Tiny House Festival

The expo will cover all the different aspects of tiny living starting with tours of tiny houses, van conversions, schoolies, container homes, and more. Vendors both local and national will be present so you can find out everything you need to know to decide if you can go tiny.

Make contacts with key people and be entertained at the same time. With a live band, food and beverages, and on-site camping, this family-friendly event will be the go-to place for anyone who is interested in tiny living.

Tickets and Information:

  • May 30, 2020
  • 5280 Arena Circle
    Loveland, CO 80538
  • 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • 2-Day Early-Early Bird Ticket $5.00
  • 2-Night Camping (Basic) & 2-Day Ticket $40.00
  • 2-Night Camping (with hookups) & 2-Day Ticket $60.00

8) Small Home Expo

Visitors will get to listen to a new speaker every hour covering topics like what you need to know to build your own THOW, 10 Ways to Love Your Small Space, Tiny House Regulations, and Women Building for Themselves, and how to save energy in your tiny home. Listen to and participate in panel discussions, learn how to design your own tiny home, and take part in your own tiny home workshop.

Take a tour of all types and forms of tiny homes, and view exhibits that cover everything from bathtubs to the essentials even your pets will need in order to go tiny. Learn about energy-saving products and energy sustaining designs.

Tickets and Information:

  • June 6th – June 7th, 2020
  • 1190 Cornell Street – Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
  • 10:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Early Bird $5.00 until February 29th
  • General Admission $10.00
  • Student/Senior $5.00

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