31st Annual San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show

About the show

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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

Alison Victoria

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, Windy City Flip, follows Alison in her role as developer and designer, renovating properties in her hometown of Chicago. The show is set to air in 2017 on HGTV.

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.

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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.

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 PressU.S. TodayMSN, 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 HomebuildingRemodeling, The Washington PostFarm JournalGoverningInc., and Practical Homeowner, among other publications. He blogs about new products and home-design trends at finehomebuilding.comhouseplans.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

Browse Aisles of Gardens, Landscapes & Outdoor Living

Touch, see and feel fully built landscape and water features, done inside the dome, by local landscapers who will be there ready to turn your backyard into a retreat! You can also buy plants at the show from the plant sale and get started on your outdoor projects right away! You can shop and see all the newest trends and products for your great outdoors:

• Outdoor Furniture
• Outdoor Kitchens
• Landscape Lighting
• Decks & Fencing
• Pergolas, Patios & More
• Pools & Spas

Ask The Expert Local Gardeners - Including Author Judy Barrett of Homegrown

You won’t want to miss our best Garden Stage yet! Whether you have one or two potted plants you are trying to keep alive, or have a huge yard full of landscape and garden, the Master Gardeners, Men’s Garden Club, Native Plant Society and Local Experts on the Garden Stage will have some tips for you! They will be sharing info and teaching us all the ways of the green thumb with topics such as: Xeriscaping, Herb Gardening, Native Plants, Container Gardening, Vegetable Gardening, Cacti and Succulents & More!

Plus, get expert insight from your Hometown, Homegrown expert! 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.

Click here for the Garden Stage Schedule.

The Alamodome Is Busting At The Seams With Home Improvement Solutions

Talk face-to-face with the pros that can turn your home improvement dreams into a reality!

• Kitchens & Baths
• Garages & Man-Caves
• Builders & Remodelers
• Storage Solutions
• Pools & Spas
• Flooring, Cabinets & Countertops
• Windows, Doors & Roofing

Also, CPS Energy will be providing rebate information and applications, smart meter information, and electric and natural gas safety tips!

Interior Design With A Local Touch

Do you think Interior Design is only for the lucky folks who are on HGTV, and get to work with the greats like Alison Victoria?!

THINK AGAIN! Come to the show to hear from a whole panel of local Interior Designers sharing their knowledge on their specific area of expertise and answering your specific questions! Click here for the Speaking Schedule.

Plus, see San Antonio’s up-and-coming Interior Design pros strut their stuff in the University of The Incarnate Word Interior Design Challenge! The students in the UIW Interior Design program competed for three spots at the show where they get a 10×20 space to design their own vision and compete for scholarship money! This is a great way to get some design insight from the designers who are in touch with the very latest skills and trends!

Thanks to these generous Design Contest sponsors!


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.

Innovative, Simplistic & Tiny Living!

Want that media room or man ‘crate’, but you just can’t spare any real estate?! Well how awesome is this?! You can now have that room, made from a container and even plant it in the ground! WHAT?!

Come see for yourself at the show, with a man cave/media room container on display by Concept Containers as well as a storm shelter container, which in light of this hurricane season we may want to really consider. Plus, a whole home in a shipping container by South Texas Solar Systems and a tiny house that you won’t believe was built by the students of Warren High School!

Farmers Market, Plant Sales, Crafting Classes & Art Demos!

Get your fresh locally grown and locally crafted items at the Farmer’s Market on the pavilion by Legacy Farmers Market and get plants to jump start your new projects at the Palo Alto College Plant Sale!

And, don’t just envy your neighbor, learn how to make mesh wreaths yourself! Pretty Petals will be demonstrating how to, have pre-made wreaths available for purchase and have product available for sale that you can take home to make your own wreath! These would make great gifts or make your own front door pop!

There will also be Artisan’s Alley with local artisans working throughout the show demonstrating various art techniques.

Avoid Pinterest Fails by coming to the show and learning from the pros!

More Fun For The Whole Family

We have the San Antonio Good Eats & Sweets back by popular demand! We have tastes for any palate; from meals like lasagna or gorditas to snacks like jerky and salsa! And for those of you with a sweet tooth, there’s a sugary fix for you too!

The huge Art, Gift, Gourmet and Go Texan shopping area will help you start knocking out that holiday shopping list early!

Kids' Zone & Pet Zone

Bring the kiddos, we activities just for them:
• The Home Depot Kid’s Workshop
• Kid’s Cupcake Decorating by Gigi’s Cupcakes
• Kid’s Painting on Canvas by Whimsy Art Studio
• Children’s Garden by the Men’s Garden Club of San Antonio (details here)

And adopt a four legged friend and shop the Pet Zone for treats, daycare, obedience training, grooming and toys just for them! Also, see a live Birds of Prey Show by Last Chance Forever, where you will watch the incredible creatures of the sky fly overhead and learn how they impact us and our environment.

AND! Meet Preston of prestonspeaks.com!

*Features and show details are subject to change.

GIVEAWAYS

• Lasik Procedure by Lasik Vision Institute ($3000 value)
• FREE Home & Garden Show totes for all attendees*
• FREE bluebonnet seeds for all attendees*

*While supplies last


Special Thanks to our Feature Sponsors

Location

31st Annual San Antonio Fall Home & Garden Show

Alamodome

100 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203

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Tickets Information

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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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SAN ANTONIO FALL CELEBRITY STAGE SCHEDULE
Seminar times & features subject to change.

Friday, September 29 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, September 30 10:00pm-7:00pm
11:00am

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!

12:00pm

Our Environment & 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 in the Alamodome!

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

Expert Panel of Local Interior Designers

Local designers from various firms and schools in San Antonio will open up discussion with the attendees on current design trends and each be able to share their individual specialties. These designers specialize in historic preservation, color, kitchen & bath, aging in place and the correlation between design & real estate! Take advantage of this chance to get insider tips from great local designers before you hire one!

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

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

Dog Bite Prevention Seminar

By: Troy Pfeifer of Sit Means Sit Dog Training

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

5:30pm

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, October 1 11:00am-6:00pm
12:00pm

Our Environment & 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 in the Alamodome!

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

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!

3:00pm

Expert Panel of Local Interior Designers

Local designers from various firms and schools in San Antonio will open up discussion with the attendees on current design trends and each be able to share their individual specialties. These designers specialize in historic preservation, color, kitchen & bath, aging in place and the correlation between design & real estate! Take advantage of this chance to get insider tips from great local designers before you hire one!

4:00pm

Dog Bite Prevention Seminar

By: Troy Pfeifer of Sit Means Sit Dog Training

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

4:30pm

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.

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

Friday, September 29 2:00pm-700pm
3:00pm

Texas Superstars – Maximize Your Success With Proven Landscape Plants

By: Marybeth Parsons of the Bexar County Master Gardeners

Texas Superstar program development and goals. Highlights of Superstar plants annuals, perennials, per-annuals, woody shrubs, trees and specialty plants and the excellent information available to assist in successful use in Texas landscapes.

4:00pm

DIY Irrigation Repair – To Do or Not To Do

By: Albert Motz of the Bexar County Master Gardeners

Many times an irrigation system problem is simple and can be fixed easily by the homeowner. As a retired professional irrigator, Albert will show you what to look for and when to call in help.

5:00pm

Grow Herbs Like a Pro

By: Cindy Meredith of The Herb Cottage

Let’s clear up confusion regarding what herbs to grow in what season, perennials vs. annuals in our region, soil requirements and how much water herbs need. We’ll cover a little on propagation and how easy it is to grow herbs in containers.

6:00pm

Planting Fall Bulbs

By: Anna Vogler of the Bexar County Master Gardeners

Anna will show you how to plant and take care of Fall bulbs for beautiful Spring color in containers or beds.

Saturday, September 30 10:00pm-7:00pm
11:00am

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.

12:00pm

Theme Gardens, Native Plants

By: Nancy Masterson of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Guadalupe Chapter

Theme gardens can take many forms – rainbow, Zen, Tex-Mex. Those that use native plants can be just as beautiful and useful but also thrifty, long-lived, easy to maintain and vital to Texas wildlife. Learn how beauty and purpose can go hand in hand.

1:00pm

Xeriscapic Landscaping For South Texas

By: Randy Baker of Randolph Baker & Associates

Randy will review six models of landscaping common in South Texas today. He will then provide eight tips on how to introduce xeriscaping into each of those models with emphasis on drought-tolerant plants.

2:00pm

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.

3:00pm

Plants That Thrive in San Antonio

By: Sir Oliver Smith of GVST

A presentation of plants that do well in San Antonio, including small trees, shrubs, perennials and a mention of vines and annuals. Recommended plant lists handed out and questions answered if time allows.

4:00pm

Cacti & Succulents Within San Antonio Landscapes

By: “Cactus Marty” Ruona of the Bexar County Master Gardeners

Cactus Marty will present a slideshow of successful xeric landscapes & explain his 30+ years of hands on experience using cacti & succulents in South Texas landscapes.

5:00pm

Introduction to Drip Irrigation

By: Lynn Cox of the Bexar County Master Gardeners

Attendees will be introduced to and get an overview of the benefits of drip irrigation.

6:00pm

Harvesting and Using Herbs in Everyday Meals

By: Cindy Meredith of The Herb Cottage

Learn how to properly harvest herbs for best use in food and drink and for the health of plants. See a demonstration of various ways to prepare the herbs for cooking and discussion of recipes will be included. Handouts available.

Sunday, October 1 11:00am-6:00pm
12:00pm

Turfgrass 101

By: Lou Kellogg of the Bexar County Master Gardeners

Learn the benefits of turfgrass and how to care for it.

1:00pm

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.

2:00pm

Container Vegetable Gardening

By: Albert Motz of the Bexar County Master Gardeners

Are you a “Growcery Gardener”? Learn tips and techniques, procedures and precautions, to get more out of your vegetable garden by using containers.

3:00pm

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.

4:00pm

Fairy Gardening

By: Cindy Meredith of The Herb Cottage

Participants will learn the concept behind Fairy Gardening. We’ll also be building a container Fairy Garden to see how to put into practice the fun ideas involved in bringing fairies and their friends to the garden. Perfect for anyone who likes to garden or do garden projects with children and grandchildren.

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

Throughout The Weekend In Their Booth

Children’s Garden

By: The Men’s Garden Club of San Antonio

The Children’s Garden will provide an opportunity to expose our youth to the wonderful world of gardening. They will have two raised garden plots with soil and garden tools to teach the children how to plant with seeds and transplants. Also, at designated times there will be speakers to expose the children to the interesting topics relating to gardening. There will also be simple games and garden crafts in the exhibit as well as a chance to win a grand prize at a drawing at the end of the show.

Kid’s Workshop

By: The Home Depot

Kid’s Cupcake Decorating

By: Gigi’s Cupcakes

Kid’s Painting on Canvas

By: Whimsy Art Studio

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