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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

Ahmed Hassan, Celebrity Landscaper as seen on DIY Network's "Yard Crashers"

With his television debut in 2000, Ahmed Hassan is best known as the original host of DIY Network’s “Yard Crashers.” Following a series of hosting stints for numerous DIY Network television shows including, “The Dirt On…,” “Green Me Up,” and “Blog Cabin,” the network created “Yard Crashers” to showcase Ahmed’s high energy, motivational spirit and love for everything green.

Millions of viewers, charmed by his engaging personality and unique style of education and entertainment have identified Ahmed as a Landscape and Design Superstar. In September 2011, The Nate Berkus Show unveiled Ahmed’s work as lead design consultant for Monica “Warrior Mom” Jorge’s house. He co-hosted HGTV’s live coverage of the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade. He has served as guest contributor for the CBS Early Show and NBC’s Today Show.  He is a guest columnist for several publications including HGTV Magazine.

Ahmed Hassan is an accredited landscape Design/Build, Contractor, Home Improvement Salesperson and Certified Landscape Maintenance Technician.  He owns Ahmad Hassan Landscape Services, a full service landscape company. He has collaborated and worked on several landscape and construction projects throughout the country.

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At the age of 10, Ahmed discovered his love of gardening and working outdoors.  To many, mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and stacking wood would be considered mundane chores. Not to Ahmed. Each completed task moved him closer to his purpose in life: Teaching others the importance of hard work and how to creatively co-exist with nature. Ahmed’s love of landscaping paved the way to a successful career as one of today’s most sought after celebrity landscapers and green experts.

The California native hails from The San Francisco East Bay area. He attributes his success to the support and spiritual philosophy of his blended family. His entrepreneurial parents taught him the value of dreaming big and creating a business with the work you enjoy most. His rural roots, mixed with inner city upbringing, have given Ahmed a unique ability to relate to people from all walks of life. The connective thread through each stage of his life remains Problem Solving, Construction and Landscaping. “Creating beautiful spaces outdoors is what I do!” says Ahmed.

Ahmed and his three children currently reside in Northern California.

Skip Bedell, Co-Host of Spike TV's "Catch A Contractor"

Skip Bedell is a licensed Home Improvement Contractor and television personality. His love for building began at a very early age as he learned carpentry skills from his grandfather and father, both master craftsman who had built some of Long Island’s earliest homes. In addition, the family lived on a marina they owned, Bedell’s Boat Yard, and Skip grew up watching his grandfather build everything from boats to furniture in the wood shop, and thus began his affinity for hand tools and the smell of fresh saw dust. Skip soon learned to build as a teenage apprentice and began working on hundreds of homes. It was these earliest jobs where he acquired his vast knowledge of the trades, working under master carpenters, licensed electricians, plumbers and masons.

Skip’s knowledgeable and friendly persona landed him roles in local television commercials for building products, e-learning modules, and a Home Depot holiday gift segment on NBC’s Today Show.  Most recently, he is the co-host of Catch A Contractor, which recently completed it’s 3rd season on Spike, along with his wife Alison and Adam Carolla.  You can also find him regularly giving DIY tips and product advice on the FOX News Network’s morning show, FOX & Friends.

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During the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Skip worked in all aspects of home renovation while attending college, where he studied business, and eventually pursued a career in financial planning in the mid 1990’s. However, his love for construction kept calling to him. He put down the pencil and picked up a hammer, returning to construction in the late 1990’s. In the early 2000’s, he obtained his license to be a Home Improvement Contractor, and began running his own business. It wasn’t long before his company had multiple crews working on homes; old and new, large and small.

Skip continues to run his own home improvement business, Big Dog Building and Remodeling, Inc., specializing in all aspects of interior and exterior home remodeling. He particularly finds pleasure in building things where he can express his creative edge and make things from raw materials into things of beauty. He finds nothing more rewarding than being able to complete a homeowner’s dream and transform the unsightly into a work of art.

A New York native, Skip lives on Long Island with his wife, Alison, and their cats and dogs. When not working on other people’s homes, he enjoys renovating the home he shares with Alison, and spending time in the gym. Skip has also been an avid biker for over 30 years, and enjoys long, scenic rides on his Harley.

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 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

Design, Décor & Home Improvement Down Every Aisle

You’ll find everything you need to finally start that home improvement project all under one roof!

• 5,000 sq. ft. of Designer Rooms
• SODO HOME Design Center
• Interior Design Panel & Seminars
• Designer Room Showcase
• Lighting Showcase by Strauss Lighting 

PLUS, Amber Clore of A. Clore Interiors will be giving tips on how to get your home Holiday-Ready as well as bringing a panel of designers in to share the forecasted 2017 design trends so you can be ready and ahead of the trends!

Landscapes, Gardening & Plants to Take Home
Visit local landscapers’ booths to have your lawn and garden questions answered; don’t forget your plans, pictures or blueprints! Find outdoor living solutions, from outdoor kitchens and grills to patio furniture and yard art! Learn tips & tricks at the Celebrity Landscape Stage featuring Ahmed Hassan, gardening expert Tom MacCubbin and more! Take home a new plant for your home or garden at the Old Florida Farm Orchid Sale.
Gardening Expert, Tom MacCubbin

Tom MacCubbin is known to gardeners in Florida through his radio, television, and newspaper contributions. A retired extension environmental horticulturist with the University of Florida in Orange County, MacCubbin has degrees in Horticulture from the University of Maryland and advanced training from the University of Florida. Readers are familiar with his question-and-answer gardening columns and feature articles for The Orlando Sentinel, while others may recognize him as a co-host of Central Florida Gardening on cable television and previous weekly horticulture reports on Central Florida News 13.  His Saturday radio program Better Lawns & Gardens is broadcast over twenty Florida stations.

 

DIY Workshop Stage by The Home Depot

You can leave the show with new ideas and solutions to your everyday projects, and in many cases learn what it would take to fix them yourself! The Home Improvement experts of The Home Depot will be on stage throughout the weekend with information and how-to’s enabling you to make informed decisions about how to handle projects around the house and figure out if you should DIY or not!

PLUS, get a $1 Off Coupon for the Show available at local select Home Depot locations.*

*Coupons only apply to Adult Admission.

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.

Art, Gift, Gourmet & Wine Tasting

Get a head start on your holiday shopping or just look for yourself, we won’t judge! Find all kinds of neat, handmade products; from handbags and jewelry to seasonings and sweets! Plus sample several wines and see which is your favorite!

Fun Filled Kid's Zone
No need to call a sitter! Bring the kiddos to enjoy all the great activities we have just for them, like:
• Kids Workshop by Home Depot
• FREE 4×6 Fall Photo of Children 12 and Under by Michele Justice Photography 
• Fun Faces Ballon Animals & Face Painting
Live Birds of Prey & Pet Zone
Be sure and catch a LIVE Birds of Prey Show by Wild About Birds and learn how these incredible birds impact the environment around us!
PLUS! Come find your next four-legged family member at the on-site Pet Adoption by Polka Dogz Rescue. There will also be Live Obedience Demos and an Agility Course brought to you by Sit Means Sit.
Healthy Choices

Walgreens will be onsite with health and diabetes screenings, as well as Flu Shots to help ensure you are healthy, especially going into the Flu season and winter months!

*Features and show details are subject to change.

GIVEAWAYS

 

1059 SUNNY FM’s Virtual Garage is jam packed with $5,000 in prizes and you could win everything that’s inside! *Click here to find out more.

*Click here for contest rules.

 

• FREE totes for all attendees!**

**While supplies last.


Special Thanks to our Feature Sponsors

                                  

Location

8th Annual Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show

Orange County Convention Center
West Concourse, Halls E1 & E2

9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

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8th Annual Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show

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

Friday, August 25 12:00pm-7:00pm
4:00pm

Florida-Friendly Landscaping

By: Esen Momol of the University of Florida

Florida-Friendly Landscaping is an extension outreach program of the UF and FDEP. Its mission is to educate the public on landscape practices not only to save water but also reduce non point source pollution.

Saturday, August 26 10:00am-7:00pm
11:30am

Water! How does it affect my home?

By: Joey Wright of Orlando Water

Joey will talk about the effects hard water and the environment have on your home.

12:30pm

Celebrity Guest – Ahmed Hassan of DIY’s Yard Crashers

The Dirty Truth About Landscaping

An interactive presentation on gardening, landscape construction & sustainability.

Inclusive of Q&A.

2:00pm

Turn Your Power Bill Into Profit

By: Michael Brown of Solar-Ray, Inc.

Michael will discuss the benefits of solar power, explain why it is a secure investment that saves you money from day 1, and share with you the current incentives available to make it an affordable option.

3:30pm

Celebrity Guest – Ahmed Hassan of DIY’s Yard Crashers

The Dirty Truth About Landscaping

An interactive presentation on gardening, landscape construction & sustainability.

Inclusive of Q&A.

Sunday, August 27 11:00am-5:00pm
11:30am

Water! How does it affect my home?

By: Joey Wright of Orlando Water

Joey will talk about the effects hard water and the environment have on your home.

12:00pm

Gardening Tips With Ask The Expert Advice

By: The Home Depot

12:30pm

Celebrity Guest – Ahmed Hassan of DIY’s Yard Crashers

The Dirty Truth About Landscaping

An interactive presentation on gardening, landscape construction & sustainability.

Inclusive of Q&A.

1:30pm

Gardening Challenges – By The Garden Guru

By: Tom MacCubbin, The Garden Guru

Gardening is fun but there can be challenges too like that Florida soil and yellow turf, We will review some of the problems facing Florida gardeners new and old as we head into Fall.

2:30pm

Celebrity Guest – Ahmed Hassan of DIY’s Yard Crashers

The Dirty Truth About Landscaping

An interactive presentation on gardening, landscape construction & sustainability.

Inclusive of Q&A.

4:00pm

Turn Your Power Bill Into Profit

By: Michael Brown of Solar-Ray, Inc.

Michael will discuss the benefits of solar power, explain why it is a secure investment that saves you money from day 1, and share with you the current incentives available to make it an affordable option.

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

Friday, August 25 12:00pm-7:00pm
3:00pm

Luxury Vinyl vs. Engineered Wood

By: Lauren Clements & Vinny Mojica with SODO Home Design Center

Determine which floor fits your home and lifestyle best. Both luxury vinyl and engineered wood have their benefits and pitfalls – which are most important to you? See samples in-person to see if you can tell the difference!

4:00pm

Selecting The Right Floor

By: Mike Hill & Zack Hudson of SODO Home Design Center

Your best investment should be: inviting & safe, durable and easy to live with & maintain. Mike & Zack will help you select the color, texture and budget for the hardwood, stone or carpet that is right for you!

Saturday, August 26 10:00am-7:00pm
11:00am

Selecting The Right Floor

By: Mike Hill & Zack Hudson of SODO Home Design Center

Your best investment should be: inviting & safe, durable and easy to live with & maintain. Mike & Zack will help you select the color, texture and budget for the hardwood, stone or carpet that is right for you!

11:30am

Setting The Table: For Every Kind of Gathering

By: Amber Clore of A. Clore Interiors

Interior Designer and consummate hostess Amber Clore shows how to set the stage for special-occasion meals by setting a beautifully creative table with flair and panache. Featuring some of the most creative concepts, Clore shows how she develops decorating themes appropriate for any occasion-from sit-down dinners for a few guests or buffets for many, to bridal and baby showers, holiday and dinners with the family. Personalized table scapes are one of her specialties, and she has a plethora of ideas.

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

Hiring A Contractor: Do’s & Don’ts

By: Skip Bedell of Spike TV’s Catch A Contractor and Fox & Friends

Getting ready to remodel? Skip will tell you how to find & choose the right contractor and avoid getting scammed!

2:00pm

Do It HERself Workshop

By: The Home Depot

3:00pm

Hiring A Contractor: Do’s & Don’ts

By: Skip Bedell of Spike TV’s Catch A Contractor and Fox & Friends

Getting ready to remodel? Skip will tell you how to find & choose the right contractor and avoid getting scammed!

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

A Healthy Home is a Happy Home: The “Well Being” Challenge

By: Amber Clore of A. Clore Interiors

These days, lots of families are living healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise. But, how healthy is your home? There are many factors that can play a role in whether a home is safe and sound.Homes can have lots of issues that may impact a family’s health. Some things are obvious, like pests and clutter. Others may not be as obvious, such as lead and volatile organic compounds. Licensed Interior Designer, Amber Clore, has some easy tasks homeowners can accomplish in 5 minutes or less to make their homes healthier and safer.

5:30pm

Why Stone Countertops Are The Best Choice For Your Renovation

By: Bayron Acosta of SODO Home Design Center

This seminar compares granite and quartz countertops to other countertop materials including the process of fabrication & installation; so you can make the best choice for your home and lifestyle!

Sunday, August 27 11:00am-5:00pm
12:00pm

Setting The Table: For Every Kind of Gathering

By: Amber Clore of A. Clore Interiors

Interior Designer and consummate hostess Amber Clore shows how to set the stage for special occasion meals by setting a beautifully creative table with flair and panache. Featuring some of the most creative concepts, Clore shows how she develops decorating themes appropriate for any occasion, from sit-down dinner for a few guests to buffets for many, to bridal and baby shows, holiday and dinners with the family. Personalized table scapes are one of her specialties, and she has a plethora of ideas.

12:30pm

Planning & Surviving Your Renovation

By: Traci O’Brian of SODO Home Design Center

Learn the steps homeowners can take to ease the process of a successful renovation – from planning to completion.

1:00pm

Hiring A Contractor: Do’s & Don’ts

By: Skip Bedell of Spike TV’s Catch A Contractor and Fox & Friends

Getting ready to remodel? Skip will tell you how to find & choose the right contractor and avoid getting scammed!

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

Refacing Vs. Replacing Your Kitchen

By: The Home Depot

4:00pm

A Healthy Home is a Happy Home: The “Well Being” Challenge

By: Amber Clore of A. Clore Interiors

These days, lots of families are living healthy lifestyles through diet and exercise. But, how healthy is your home? There are many factors that can play a role in whether a home is safe and sound.Homes can have lots of issues that may impact a family’s health. Some things are obvious, like pests and clutter. Others may not be as obvious, such as lead and volatile organic compounds. Licensed Interior Designer, Amber Clore, has some easy tasks homeowners can accomplish in 5 minutes or less to make their homes healthier and safer.

ORLANDO FALL WILDLIFE & PET STAGE SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Seminar times & features subject to change.

Friday, August 25 12:00pm-7:00pm
4:00pm

Achieve Your Dream Dog

By: Matt Smith-Owner & Head Trainer of Sit Means Sit Orlando

Come join Sit Means Sit Dog Training as we explain how to achieve your dream dog!

Saturday, August 26 10:00am-7:00pm
12:00pm

Raptors In Your Backyard

By: Gina Holt of Wild About Birds

Watch and learn about Florida’s native birds of prey, their important role in nature, and how to identify them!

2:00pm

Achieve Your Dream Dog

By: Matt Smith-Owner & Head Trainer of Sit Means Sit Orlando

Come join Sit Means Sit Dog Training as we explain how to achieve your dream dog!

4:00pm

Gatorland Alligator & Reptile Show

By: A Gatorland Animal Expert

Join Gatorland as their experienced animal expert explains cool facts and exciting details about these misunderstood modern day dinosaurs; plus, other interesting reptiles and critters!

Sunday, August 27 11:00am-5:00pm
12:00pm

Raptors In Your Backyard

By: Gina Holt of Wild About Birds

Watch and learn about Florida’s native birds of prey, their important role in nature, and how to identify them!

2:00pm

Achieve Your Dream Dog

By: Matt Smith-Owner & Head Trainer of Sit Means Sit Orlando

Come join Sit Means Sit Dog Training as we explain how to achieve your dream dog!

3:00pm

Gatorland Alligator & Reptile Show

By: A Gatorland Animal Expert

Join Gatorland as their experienced animal expert explains cool facts and exciting details about these misunderstood modern day dinosaurs; plus, other interesting reptiles and critters!

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