About the show


We can help you get your Projects Solved! With thousands of square feet of exhibits you’ll find the latest in products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware, and much more.


Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Stars of HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins 

About Anthony

When he’s not breathing new life into homes alongside his first cousin and best friend John Colaneri, this television personality, business man, master craftsman, and New Jersey native continues to follow his entrepreneurial muse, having built businesses since college. In addition to The Cousins, Anthony also concentrates on interior design and construction consulting, opening ‘anthony carrino design’, which allows him to stay present and connected to the industry he loves, while traveling and shooting television.

About John

In addition to being one of The Cousins on HGTV, John Colaneri stands out as a dynamic business maven in his own right. You’ve already seen the New Jersey native beef up and bolster homes across the U.S. with his cousin and best bud Anthony Carrino on their multiple hit shows saving countless homes, with John remaining instrumental to the vision and design, as well as starring in various online series including, Chill & Grill on ULive.com, AOL’s MANuscript and most recently, Grand Design with The Cousins on EllenTube. John’s journey has seen him build an extraordinary professional acumen along the way.

Boyce Thompson

An author and public speaker, Boyce Thompson curates a Life-Changing Products exhibit that appeared at ten of the largest American home shows in 2017. To identify products that redefine life at home, Thompson monitors crowd-funding campaigns, attends industry trade shows, and scours magazines and websites. The exhibit includes groundbreaking products that just hit the market and along with prototypes that aren’t yet available for sale.

Previous exhibits have featured air conditioners that sense how many people are in the room; smart grid appliances that know the best time to run; inexpensive voice- and motion-activated home automation systems; and deadbolts that monitor who is at the door. The exhibit allows show-goers to use the products in an interactive fashion. Thompson also delivers seminars that explore trends that drive the do-it-yourself, remodeling, and new home markets.

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The exhibit generates significant media coverage. Thompson has appeared on morning television shows and in daily newspapers in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, San Jose, Grand Rapids, and Raleigh, among other markets. Exhibit coverage has appeared on websites run by The Associated Press, U.S. Today, MSN, and the Huffington Post.

Thompson is the founding editor of six magazines, including Residential Architect, Big Builder, Digital Home, and ProSales. For 17 years, he served as the editorial director of Builder magazine, which was named the best business publication in America in 2010 by the Association of Business Publication Editors.

Thompson’s first book, The New New Home, published in 2014 by The Taunton Press, was named book of the year by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. His second book, Anatomy of a Great Home, will be published by Schiffer Publishing in late 2017.

Thompson’s articles for Fine Homebuilding, Remodeling, The Washington Post, Farm JournalGoverning, Inc., and Practical Homeowner, among other publications. He blogs about new products and home-design trends at finehomebuilding.com, houseplans.com, and boycethompsonmedia.com.

In 2008, Thompson was given the Crain Award by American Business Media for lifetime achievement in business media. In 2010, he was inducted into the Editorial Hall of Fame by min magazine, a magazine for publication professionals. Thompson holds a BA in English from Northwestern University and a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.


Landscapes, Gardening & Wildlife

See stunning landscape displays and water features and get ideas for your own home. Talk directly with local landscapers who will answer your specific questions about your lawn and garden. Bring pictures, plans and ideas to discuss your upcoming projects! The Garden & Wildlife Stage is packed with informational, educational seminars by:

• Two Hives Honey
• The Bamboo Society of Austin
• John Dromgoole, The Natural Gardener 
• The Experts of Big Red Sun
• Author & Expert Gardener, Judy Barrett
Austin Herb Society

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Gardening Expert, Judy Barrett

Judy Barrett was the founding editor and publisher of HOMEGROWN: Good Sense Organic Gardening and was previously the editor of The New Garden Journal and one of the hosts of the public TV series, The New Garden. Judy is the author of several gardening books including Tomatillos: A Gardener’s Dream A Cook’s Delight and How To Become An Organic Gardener in 7 Easy Steps, YES! You Can Grow Roses, Easy Edibles: How to Grow and Enjoy Fresh Food and more! In addition, she is a regular columnist for the Austin American-Statesman and an occasional columnist on gardening for Edible Austin, ACRES U.S.A and the Harris Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Complete Selection of Home Improvement

Find just about everything for your home under one roof. Shop a complete selection of kitchens & baths, builders & remodelers, windows, doors, security, technology, energy solutions, gutters, organization and more. For you brave DIYers, shop discounted building supplies at the onsite Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

New Product Zone

Back by popular demand! See it here first! The New Product Zone will be a display of all the newest products to help you around the house and make everyday tasks easier and more fun! Just when you think you’ve got it all, you will have the next “must have” item right here!

Outdoor Living

Take it outside and get ready for those nice Texas Fall evenings with an incredible selection of pools and spas, hardscape and patio ideas, outdoor kitchens, grills and firepits. Tour the He Shed, She Shed Feature by Tuff Sheds. And don’t forget the plants and patio furniture!


Kids' Zone

Don’t leave the kiddos at home, we have a HUGE Kids Zone just for them! With exciting activities like, movies, coloring and crafts with COSTCO, Storytime by Usborne Books, an Awareness Booth by the Austin Fire Department, Working With Bamboo by the TX Bamboo Society, and the fun doesn’t stop there! There will be even more kids activities brought to you by the Bamboo Society of Austin, Lowe’s and Little Land Play Gym!

Pet Zone

Stop by the Onsite Pet Adoptions by SAFE Adoption Events, leave with a new addition and see who rescues who!

Check out the Live Birds of Prey Shows by Last Chance Forever.

GoTexan, Art, Gift & Gourmet Area

You’ll find everything from jewelry and candles to marinades and sweets as well as many other handcrafted original items from members of Go Texan.

*Features and show details are subject to change.


• 7 day 6 night Premier Outside Cabin Cruise on Royal Caribbean Courtesy of Cruise One

• FREE totes for all attendees*

• FREE bluebonnet seeds for all attendees*


*While supplies last

Special Thanks to our Feature Sponsors





22nd Annual Austin Fall Home & Garden Show

Convention Center

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

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22nd Annual Austin Fall Home & Garden Show

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