About the show

Description

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.

CELEBRITY GUESTS

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, businessman, 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, 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.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

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

Click Here for Garden & Wildlife Stage Schedule.

Gardening Expert, Judy Barrett

Judy Barrett was the founding editor and publisher of HOMEGROWN: Good Sense Organic Gardening, 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 DelightHow 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.

Boyce Thompson's Life Changing New Product Zone

Check out the interactive display of Boyce’s TOP 10 LIFE CHANGING PRODUCTS! Want to make your life and home smarter?

Boyce will be at the show, with his favorite products:
• Smart valves that shut off gas and water automatically
• Apps that help protect your baby
• Drywall to help you kiss TV mounts goodbye
• A deadbolt that also protects all those Amazon deliveries
AND MORE!

This is just the event to scratch that techy itch, come on by to see ALL TOP 10 products! See more about Boyce Thompson above.

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!

 

Interactive Control 4 Airstream Tour

Take a tour of Control 4′s fully-automated Airstream and get the full Control4 connected home experience. They’ll show you what happens when smart lighting, entertainment and other connected devices “play nicely” together to create personalized, intuitive smart home experiences, and set the perfect scene at the touch of a button. Get hands-on with beautiful products and even control their entire airstream using just your voice!

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.

GIVEAWAYS

7 night Premier Outside Cabin Cruise on Royal Caribbean Courtesy of Dream Vacations and Royal Caribbean Intl.. Come to Booth 6 to Enter to Win!

Please click here to read Dream Vacations Giveaway official rules.

 

• FREE totes for all attendees*

• FREE bluebonnet seeds for all attendees*

 

*While supplies last


Special Thanks to our Feature Sponsors

                      

 

                      

Location

22nd Annual Austin Fall Home & Garden Show

Convention Center

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

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Adults 17+
$9.50
Seniors 65+
$8.50
16 and Under
Free
Active Military ID
FREE

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AUSTIN FALL STATESMAN HOMES CELEBRITY STAGE SCHEDULE

Seminar times & features subject to change.

Friday, August 18 2:00pm-700pm
4:00pm

Affordable Energy Efficiency Secrets for New Homes

By: Dennis Celsor of Built Green Custom Homes

Learn the secrets to really add affordable energy efficiency as you design-build your new custom home. Build green while protecting the green in your bank account too.

Saturday, August 19 10:00am-7:00pm
11:00am

Weather and Meteorology

By: Natalie Farrari of KXAN-TV

The seminar will be a talk through of the mechanics and knowledge behind Central Texas meteorology. From storm formations to predicting floods, this presentation will showcase the in’s and out’s of weather forecasting.

12:00pm

Inexpensive Products That Change Your Life At Home

By: Boyce Thompson, Author and Expert on New Home Technology

Make no mistake: The lifestyle concepts that futurists have promised for years — homes that respond to voice commands, batteries that power the home, tiny appliances that connect to the Internet — are here today. Join Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home, as he talks about the 10 most of innovative new home products for 2017, many of them easy for homeowners to install. After his presentation, tour an interactive exhibit of life-changing products, including smart valves that shut off automatically when gas leaks, home systems that operate with the wave of a hand, deadbolts that know when someone stole a package from the door, and apps that monitor your baby’s health. The future is now!

1:00pm

Planning & Preparing for a Renovation

By: The Kitchen Cousins – Anthony Carrino & John Colaneri

This is a free-form conversation about how best to prepare for your upcoming renovation project. Q&A encouraged! They want to tailor the content to what you need, so ask questions and they will answer them! The Cousins will share their knowledge with you on various topics, such as: How to plan your design & construction; How to plan your budget; How to select your team (Architect, General Contractor, Designer, Etc.) and How to communicate and handle the unknown and much more!

2:30pm

Dog Bite Prevention Seminar

By: Troy Pfeifer of Sit Means Sit Dog Training

How to meet a new dog and what to do when a stray dog approaches you. Also, how to use barriers to prevent getting bit.

3:00pm

Planning & Preparing for a Renovation

By: The Kitchen Cousins – Anthony Carrino & John Colaneri

This is a free-form conversation about how best to prepare for your upcoming renovation project. Q&A encouraged! They want to tailor the content to what you need, so ask questions and they will answer them! The Cousins will share their knowledge with you on various topics, such as: How to plan your design & construction; How to plan your budget; How to select your team (Architect, General Contractor, Designer, Etc.) and How to communicate and handle the unknown and much more!

4:00pm

The Future Is Now

By: Boyce Thompson, Author and Expert on New Home Technology

Make no mistake: The lifestyle concepts that futurists have promised for years — homes that respond to voice commands, batteries that power the home, tiny appliances that connect to the Internet — are here today. Join Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home, as he talks about the 10 most of innovative new home products for 2017, many of them easy for homeowners to install. After his presentation, tour an interactive exhibit of life-changing products, including robots that take over mundane tasks, headsets that help visualize home improvement projects, smart valves that shut off automatically when gas leaks, and apps that monitor your baby’s health. The future is now!

5:00pm

Affordable Energy Efficiency Secrets for New Homes

By: Dennis Celsor of Built Green Custom Homes

Learn the secrets to really add affordable energy efficiency as you design-build your new custom home. Build green while protecting the green in your bank account too.

Sunday, August 20 11:00am-5:00pm
12:00pm

Our Environment and the Birds That Surround Us

By: John Karger of Last Chance Forever-The Bird of Prey Conservancy

Our demonstration is about the raptors that live in our surroundings. Whether we live in the city, suburbs or rural areas. Each bird is shown and talked about, some are even flown.

1:00pm

Planning & Preparing for a Renovation

By: The Kitchen Cousins – Anthony Carrino & John Colaneri

This is a free-form conversation about how best to prepare for your upcoming renovation project. Q&A encouraged! They want to tailor the content to what you need, so ask questions and they will answer them! The Cousins will share their knowledge with you on various topics, such as: How to plan your design & construction; How to plan your budget; How to select your team (Architect, General Contractor, Designer, Etc.) and How to communicate and handle the unknown and much more!

2:15pm

Inexpensive Products That Change Your Life At Home

By: Boyce Thompson, Author and Expert on New Home Technology

Make no mistake: The lifestyle concepts that futurists have promised for years — homes that respond to voice commands, batteries that power the home, tiny appliances that connect to the Internet — are here today. Join Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home, as he talks about the 10 most of innovative new home products for 2017, many of them easy for homeowners to install. After his presentation, tour an interactive exhibit of life-changing products, including smart valves that shut off automatically when gas leaks, home systems that operate with the wave of a hand, deadbolts that know when someone stole a package from the door, and apps that monitor your baby’s health. The future is now!

3:30pm

Planning & Preparing for a Renovation

By: The Kitchen Cousins – Anthony Carrino & John Colaneri

This is a free-form conversation about how best to prepare for your upcoming renovation project. Q&A encouraged! They want to tailor the content to what you need, so ask questions and they will answer them! The Cousins will share their knowledge with you on various topics, such as: How to plan your design & construction; How to plan your budget; How to select your team (Architect, General Contractor, Designer, Etc.) and How to communicate and handle the unknown and much more!

AUSTIN FALL GARDEN STAGE SCHEDULE
Seminar times & features subject to change.

Friday, August 18 2:00pm-700pm
3:00pm

Bamboo Basics

By: Carole Meckes, President Texas Bamboo Society

An overview of different types of bamboo that grow well in central Texas and tips on growing, grooming, propagating, controlling and crafting with bamboo.

4:00pm

How To Take Care of Bonsai

By: Elaine White of The Texas State Bonsai Society

Discussing the ideal temperature, light, soil, proper watering and shaping for Bonsai.

Saturday, August 19 10:00am-7:00pm
11:30am

Gardening Naturally

By: The Natural Gardener – KLBJ  – AM RadioJohn Dromgoole & Jeff Farris

All your questions on how to garden naturally, without pesticides and chemicals will be answered by John Dromgoole & Jeff Farris.

12:30pm

Ask The Expert: Succulents

By: Morgan Anderson of Big Red Sun

Morgan will share her expertise on all things succulent; landscape installation, potted succulent care, the 4 shade groups, color stressing, nutrients, common pests and more!

1:30pm

Recipes From The Garden

By: Author & Gardening Expert Judy Barrett of Homegrown

How to turn the bounty of your garden into delicious food, health-boosters, pest repellants and lots more.

2:30pm

The Value of Bamboo

By: Bill Cornelius of the Texas Bamboo Society

A description of bamboo, its uses and its benefits to humans and the planet. Also, discuss why some people don’t like it, but why they should.

3:30pm

What Can I Do With My Herbs?

By: Author & Gardening Expert Judy Barrett of Homegrown

Herbs are the most versatile of plants – great for cooking but also for decorating, beauty aids, cleaning and landscaping.

4:30pm

Growing, Harvesting and Preserving Herbs

By: Lucinda Rudin of the Austin Herb Society

A guide to the best practices for planting, seasonal information and how to harvest, preserve and store herbs. Plus, information on which herbs flourish in this area.

5:30pm

 

Using Local Plants for Bonsai

By: Joseph McCoy of The Texas State Bonsai Exhibit

The world of bonsai will open up more to people when they realize the beautiful plants around them can be turned into loving works of art. I will discuss both wild species and urban plants and how to collect and put them on the pathway to Bonsai.

Sunday, August 20 11:00am-5:00pm
12:00pm

Easy Edibles

By: Author & Gardening Expert Judy Barrett of Homegrown

How to get and grow delicious local food into your life without having to spend hours of labor in the garden.

1:00pm

Grow A Texas Tea Garden

By: Autumn Schulze, BS, CHC, CTC of the Austin Herb Society

In this seminar, you will discover many of the delicious native herbs and the joy of making your own tea blends. Growing herbs, proper harvesting and storage techniques, as well as how to best brew herbal teas will be covered.

2:00pm

What Makes Heirloom Plants so Great?

By: Author & Gardening Expert Judy Barrett of Homegrown

What do heirloom vegetables, flowers and herbs offer that new hybrids do not? – Flavor, sweet smells, variety, economy and ease of growth.

3:00pm

Getting Started – Beekeeping

By: Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey

Tara will explain the basics of starting your own backyard hive. From the legalities of backyard hives in Texas, to the time and financial commitment involved. Come learn if beekeeping is right for you!

3:30pm

Bamboo Basics

By: Carole Meckes, President Texas Bamboo Society

An overview of different types of bamboo that grow well in central Texas and tips on growing, grooming, propagating, controlling and crafting with bamboo.

AUSTIN FALL KIDS ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
Seminar times & features subject to change.

Sunday, August 20
12-4pm

Honeybee Observation Station

By: Tara Chapman of Two Hives Honey

Come see the inside of a real life honey bee hive!

Throughout The Weekend In Their Booth

Kids Building Workshop

By: Lowe’s

Working With Bamboo

By: Carole Meckes of the Texas Bamboo Society

Kids will learn how to work with simple hand tools and how to use a tuner to make a bamboo whistle.

Movies, Coloring & Crafts

By: COSTCO

(Actual activities subject to change)

Kids Fire Education, Coloring Books & Fire Hats

By: The Austin Fire Department

(Saturday & Sunday Only)

Kids Storytime

By: Usborne Books

Interactive Kids Activities

By: Little Land Play Gym

Child ID Program with Finrgerprints & Photos

By: New York Life

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