Grilling Extravaganza

Head to Wannemaker’s Saturday, June 15th from 9AM-4PM for our Annual Grilling Extravaganza. Just in time for Father’s Day, this year’s event features hot savings on gifts for dad, grilling demos and samples, plus an appearance by BBQ Hall-of-Famer Meathead.
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Live from the BBQ Department at Wannemaker’s! Special Guest Mike Starr

Join our resident grill master and long-time manager of Wannemaker’s grilling department, Steve, as he chats with the owner of one of the newest products on The Wall at Wannemaker’s, Mike Starr of Blazing Star BBQ! Steve talks to Mike about his journey through BBQ and how he came up with some of the unique flavors of his barbecue rubs and sauces! Continue reading…

2023 Nursery Sale

Our Fall Nursery Sale is Here!

This fall, enjoy BIG SAVINGS on Wannemaker’s nursery products, including trees, shrubs, roses, and perennials. Come back throughout the season for deeper discounts.

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Holiday Meats BBQ Masterclass

Join Risky Brisket Championship BBQ Team at Wannemaker’s Home & Garden on Saturday, October 28th for an immersive BBQ experience.


Roll up your sleeves and get ready to work with championship BBQ instructors. You’ll work in teams to learn the art of creating award-winning craft BBQ in a fraction of the time. We’ll teach you to cook hot and fast on Gateway Drum Smokers, which produces exceptional results very quickly. Don’t worry if you like to cook low and slow, or on a different style of smoker, our recipes and techniques work on all cooker types. Get hands-on with turkey, and holiday bombs!


Saturday, October 28th
11:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: $150 | REGISTER

In this class we’ll cover:

  • Whole Smoked Prime Rib (Live Demo)
  • Smoked Homemade Porchetta (Live Demo)
  • Smoked Holiday Bombs (Hands-On)
  • Cajun Smoked Turkey Breast (Hands-On)
  • Thanksgiving Day Secret Recipe Fatty (Live Demo)
  • Tischler’s Smoked Sausages

As well as go over:

  • Meat Selection
  • Trimming
  • Injection
  • Seasoning
  • Cooking Timelines
  • Smoker Management
  • Fuel Selection – Charcoal & Woods
  • Food Safety
  • Storing & Reheating
  • Techniques
  • Tips & Tricks

Our small class size ensures you get an immersive in-depth BBQ experience that will accelerate your BBQ to a new level. Whether you want to become a backyard hero, elevate your current game, or learn competition tricks, this class covers it all. Classes are great for all ages and make great guys’ night-out trips or date nights!

We produce a massive amount of food from our menus, and you will not leave hungry!

Spring Home & Garden Show

Saturday, March 9th, 9am – 5pm

Sunday, March 10th, 10am – 5pm


Visit Wannemaker’s Home and Garden on March 9th & 10th for our 30th Annual Spring Home & Garden Show.

Discover the latest trends, score big savings, and explore our huge selection of patio furniture, grills, indoor-outdoor décor and other seasonal faves!

Enjoy Special Savings Throughout the Store!

Sales are valid March 9-10, 2024, while supplies last. Some exclusions apply, see store for details.


  • Berlin Gardens patio furniture: 25% OFF + an additional 20% OFF
  • All Other Patio Furniture: 25% OFF + an additional 10% OFF
  • Umbrellas: 10% Off
  • Outdoor Throw Pillows: 15% off
  • Cushions: 10% off


  • Bertch Bath Products: 30% OFF + an additional 10% OFF


  • Whitehall Mailboxes: 20% OFF mailboxes, posts and cuffs
  • Address Plaques: 30% OFF


  • Bayer Products: 20% OFF
  • Bonide Products: 20% OFF
  • Espoma Products: 20% OFF (*4-step program separate)
  • Johnathan Green Products: 20% OFF
  • Seed Packets: 30% OFF
  • Select Birdseed Specials (exclusions apply)
  • National Seed Grass Seed: 25% OFF
  • Coco-Liners: 20% OFF
  • Rain Barrels: 20% OFF
  • Watering Cans: 20%  OFF
  • Trellises: 20% OFF
  • Milorganite 2500sqft: $11.99 (Reg. $17.99)


  • Ceramic Pottery: 15% OFF
  • Resin/Lavastone Pottery: Extra 10% off  (exclusions may apply)


  • Biggest grill sale of the year! Call for details or stop in.
  • Join us for grilling demos and tastings! 


  • Fountains 15% OFF
  • Bulbs 20% OFF

The Spring Home & Garden Show at Wannemaker’s is your chance to explore the latest products and plan your outdoor space.

4 Holiday Color Trends


Deck the Halls with these 4 Holiday Color Trends!


1. ALL-ORGANIC. Try using natural tones and materials. Light greens really pop on a white palette, while darker hues feel seriously cozy against earthy browns.


2. METALLIC TONES. These glamorous hues bring a classy (and classic) look to any tree, wreath or accent. Experiment with trendy combos like pink & gold or cobalt & silver.


3. BLACK & WHITE. This simple but impactful palette can range from low-key and sophisticated to bold and dramatic. Add some whimsy with penguins and plaid!


4. GREEN & RED. You really can’t go wrong with this classical seasonal color scheme. Make it yours with Wannemaker’s selection of more than 10,000 ornaments!


Find décor for these color trends and more at Chicagoland’s Holiday Headquarters!