43rd Annual Central KY Home & Garden Show

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We can help you get your Projects Solved! The entire Lexington Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you’ll find it all at the Annual Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show.

CELEBRITY GUESTS

Alison Victoria, Star of DIY Network's "Kitchen Crashers" and HGTV's "Windy City Flip"

Founder and President of Alison Victoria Interiors with offices in Chicago and Las Vegas, Alison Victoria is known for creating glamorous, modern interiors with a client list that includes high-end boutiques, resorts and private residences.  As a culmination of her design vision, Alison introduced the Alison Victoria Collection, a line of luxury furniture for the home. She went on to host Kitchen Crashers on HGTV and DIY Network, becoming the first female lead in the popular Crashers franchise. Her new show on HGTV, Windy City Flip, follows Alison in her role as developer and designer, renovating properties in her hometown of Chicago.

Boyce Thompson, Home Tech Guru

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.

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.

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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.

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

Browse Aisles of Gardens, Landscapes & Water Features

Touch, see and feel over 10,000 sq. ft. of fully built landscape and water features, done inside the Lexington Center; by local landscapers who will be there ready to turn your backyard into a retreat!

Improve your quality of outdoor living with the great selection of:
• Landscaping & Outdoor Living
• Gardens & Water Features
• Barns & Reclaimed Wood
• Firepits, Spas & Saunas
• Awnings & Shade Screens
• Decks, Railings & Pergolas
• Swingsets & Outdoor Furniture
• Yard Decor & Sunrooms
• And More!

Lexington Center Is Busting At The Seams With Home Improvement Solutions

Find a complete selection of Home Improvement Experts who want to help you get your Projects Solved!

• Expert Builders & Remodelers
• Kitchens & Bath Trends
• Flooring, Cabinets & Countertops
• Interior Design & Home Organization
• Custom Garage Storage & Solutions
• Home Security & Automation
• Concrete Coating, Staining & Sealing
• Custom Closet Storage Solutions
• Foundation Repair
• Painting & Roofing
• Solar Solutions & Energy Efficiency

Life-Changing New Product Zone by Home Tech Guru, Boyce Thompson

Looking for new ways to make your home more tech-savvy in 2018? Look no further! Boyce Thompson, Author & Expert on New Home Technology will be showcasing his Top 10 Products of 2018, like the Husqvarna®’s Autonomous Mower – a robot that mows the lawn. And Cujo – a firewall that protects connected home devices. Thompson will also be discussing “Inexpensive Home Products That Change Your Life” and “Anatomy of a Great Home”.

HUGE KY Proud Art, Gift & Gourmet Area Plus Kids Activities!

Shop 2500 sq. ft. of Sweets, Treats & Gifts in the HUGE Kentucky Proud Area! Find it all, baked goods, cheeses, coffee dips, teas, local honey, olive oil, salsa, brittle, spices, jams, wine slushes & more!

Plus, the kids can be entertained with the hands-on, make-n-take projects by Mathnasium and more!

$100,000 worth of Items Up for Bid Online and in Person at BBB Silent Auction

Once again, Better Business Bureau Serving Central & Eastern Kentucky is the “BBB – Bigger and Better in the Ballroom” Sponsor for the 2018 Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show!  They will have great deals on quality, unique items and services that will be up for grabs at this year’s BBB Silent Auction.  Just like in years past, they will have items with a total value of around $100,000 that will be donated to the annual auction by their elite group of BBB Accredited Businesses.

“Our BBB Accredited Businesses have been very generous in their donations to our non-profit organization’s popular auction,” said Jack Frank, President & CEO of BBB Serving Central & Eastern Kentucky. “Those who visit either online or in person and then “BID TO WIN” at our auction can be assured that these quality products and services all come from reputable businesses that uphold the BBB ethical standards every day.”

The BBB’s Silent Auction will be set up in the ballroom and online. Proceeds benefit the BBB’s services throughout its 64-county service area.  There is something for everyone!

The silent auction will be live on the Internet with “e-Bay style” bidding during all three days of the Show.  Bidders can log on to the BBB website at www.bbb.org/lexington and follow the auction link to view photos and details of auction items once the auction goes “live” on Friday.  Credit card information is not necessary to place bids in person or online, however winning bidders may make secure credit card payment right over the Internet once the auction closes. Winning bids will be announced on Sunday evening, April 8th the last day of the Auction.

*Features and show details are subject to change.


Special Thanks to our Feature Sponsors

 

               

Location

43rd Annual Central KY Home & Garden Show

Lexington Center

430 West Vine Street, Downtown Lexington, KY

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Times, prices & features subject to change.

Adults 17+
$9.75
Seniors 65+
$8.75
16 and Under
FREE
Active Military ID
FREE

*Discount offers cannot be combined. No further discounts can be applied to senior admission.

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CELEBRITY STAGE SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Seminar times & features subject to change.

Friday, April 6 2:00pm-7:00pm
3:00pm

The Greyhound

By: Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption

Learn about the Greyhound dog. It will cover facts about the breed as well as the life of the retired racer from their birth on the farms, to the racetrack, to retirement.

4:00pm

Anatomy of a Great Home

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

Architectural juries meet every year to bestow awards on the best home designs. The projects tend to share common characteristics that could inform your next remodeling or new-home project. They capitalize on outdoor views, unclutter floor plans, make the most of natural light, and incorporate the latest wireless technology. Join Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home and Anatomy of a Great Home, as he takes you on a photo tour of the best home designs, with an eye on take-aways that you can put to use.

5:00pm

Fundamentals of Residential Metal Roofing

By: Joe Knife of Classic Metal Roofing Systems of Kentuckiana

Understand the basic differences, pros and cons of various metal roofing systems used on homes. Learn what you need to look out for when choosing a metal roofing system for your home.

6:00pm

Backyard Chickens for Everyone

By: David Sensenig of Sunny Pastures

Happy chickens. Nutritious eggs. Vibrant yards. Satisfied smiles.

Saturday, April 7 10:00am-7:00pm
11:00am

Inexpensive Home Products That Change Your Life

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

Each year manufacturers introduce thousands of new home products, but only a few actually change the way you live. Join Boyce Thompson, curator of the Life-Changing Products Exhibit, as he counts down the 10 most of innovative new home products for 2018, including robots that want to join your family, ovens that know how to cook, and cameras that critique what you wear. Homeowners have never had more inexpensive options to automate their home, reduce energy consumption, and control indoor air quality.

12:00pm

Celebrity Guest – Alison Victoria

A Happy Home is a Healthy Home

Alison will provide quick tips on giving your space a face lift and making your kitchen a happy place to be in. “I lived for so long in an unhappy kitchen that was not well designed. I wasn’t excited there and didn’t want to entertain,” Alison Victoria said.

Space planning, lighting and organization are all important elements in a happy kitchen, Victoria noted, adding her talk will be very interactive and involved with audience members.

1:00pm

Birds of Prey by Raptor Rehabilitation of KY, Inc.

Live birds of prey show! Learn their individual stories & histories, as well as the species’ history, biology, characteristics, habitat and protected status.

2:00pm

Anatomy of a Great Home

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

Architectural juries meet every year to bestow awards on the best home designs. The projects tend to share common characteristics that could inform your next remodeling or new-home project. They capitalize on outdoor views, unclutter floor plans, make the most of natural light, and incorporate the latest wireless technology. Join Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home and Anatomy of a Great Home, as he takes you on a photo tour of the best home designs, with an eye on take-aways that you can put to use.

3:00pm

Celebrity Guest – Alison Victoria

A Happy Home is a Healthy Home

Alison will provide quick tips on giving your space a face lift and making your kitchen a happy place to be in. “I lived for so long in an unhappy kitchen that was not well designed. I wasn’t excited there and didn’t want to entertain,” Alison Victoria said.

Space planning, lighting and organization are all important elements in a happy kitchen, Victoria noted, adding her talk will be very interactive and involved with audience members.

4:00pm

Kitchen Remodeling & Design

By: Jeanne Sallee, DDCD of Decorating Den Interiors

Tips & ideas from an interior designer for making your kitchen into the space of your dreams!

5:00pm

Inexpensive Home Products That Change Your Life

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

Each year manufacturers introduce thousands of new home products, but only a few actually change the way you live. Join Boyce Thompson, curator of the Life-Changing Products Exhibit, as he counts down the 10 most of innovative new home products for 2018, including robots that want to join your family, ovens that know how to cook, and cameras that critique what you wear. Homeowners have never had more inexpensive options to automate their home, reduce energy consumption, and control indoor air quality.

6:00pm

Fundamentals of Residential Metal Roofing

By: Joe Knife of Classic Metal Roofing Systems of Kentuckiana

Understand the basic differences, pros and cons of various metal roofing systems used on homes. Learn what you need to look out for when choosing a metal roofing system for your home.

Sunday, April 8 11:00am-5:00pm
12:00pm

Inexpensive Home Products That Change Your Life

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

Each year manufacturers introduce thousands of new home products, but only a few actually change the way you live. Join Boyce Thompson, curator of the Life-Changing Products Exhibit, as he counts down the 10 most of innovative new home products for 2018, including robots that want to join your family, ovens that know how to cook, and cameras that critique what you wear. Homeowners have never had more inexpensive options to automate their home, reduce energy consumption, and control indoor air quality.

1:00pm

Celebrity Guest – Alison Victoria

A Happy Home is a Healthy Home

Alison will provide quick tips on giving your space a face lift and making your kitchen a happy place to be in. “I lived for so long in an unhappy kitchen that was not well designed. I wasn’t excited there and didn’t want to entertain,” Alison Victoria said.

Space planning, lighting and organization are all important elements in a happy kitchen, Victoria noted, adding her talk will be very interactive and involved with audience members.

2:00pm

Birds of Prey by Raptor Rehabilitation of KY, Inc.

Live birds of prey show! Learn their individual stories & histories, as well as the species’ history, biology, characteristics, habitat and protected status.

3:00pm

Anatomy of a Great Home

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

Architectural juries meet every year to bestow awards on the best home designs. The projects tend to share common characteristics that could inform your next remodeling or new-home project. They capitalize on outdoor views, unclutter floor plans, make the most of natural light, and incorporate the latest wireless technology. Join Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home and Anatomy of a Great Home, as he takes you on a photo tour of the best home designs, with an eye on take-aways that you can put to use.

4:00pm

Kitchen Remodeling & Design

By: Jeanne Sallee, DDCD of Decorating Den Interiors

Tips & ideas from an interior designer for making your kitchen into the space of your dreams!

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