10th Annual Orlando Home and Garden Show – Orange Co Convention – Feb 9-11 2018

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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

Tom Silva, Star of PBS’ “This Old House” – Appearing On The Celebrity Stage 1p & 3p Saturday

As a proud member of America’s favorite home improvement team since 1986, general contractor Tom Silva has provided years of expert advice to home enthusiasts across the country on This Old House. He also brings his endless expertise to This Old House’s sister show, Ask This Old House.

Tom says, “Each job is unique and different, which is just what I like. Besides loving my work, I’ve made good friends with the entire crew of This Old House, and it’s been a rewarding experience.” Tom has contributed to Complete Remodeling and Complete Landscaping, published by This Old House Books in conjunction with Sunset Books in 2004, and the Homeowner’s Manual, published by This Old House Books in 2000. He is on the editorial board of This Old Housemagazine, published by This Old House Ventures, Inc., where his work and expert advice are featured regularly.

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Brian Santos, “The Wall Wizard”

Learn painting tips and tricks and how to paint from the pantry in a flash with seminars all weekend from Brian Santos.

Brian Santos, a fourth generation painting contractor and author of best-selling how-to books, uses “edutaining” demonstrations in his television appearances and how-to’s for industry giants like Sherwin-Williams, Imperial Wall coverings, Home Depot and Lowe’s, and at home and garden shows throughout the world to create wall magic whether it be with paint, paper, or fabric.

Over a touring career of more than 25 years, Santos has developed a series of “Wizard Workshops” that educate and empower audiences with simple tips, tricks, and techniques to help them tackle projects around the house with confidence.

He has given in excess of 5,000 Wall Magic workshops to more than one million do-it-yourselfers all over the world! Brian has also shared his expertise on national TV, including Good Morning America, Today, and HGTV’s Smart Solutions, as well as on TLC and the Discovery Channel.

Growing up and working in the San Francisco Bay area, Brian’s past clients include former San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Joe Montana, actress Doris Day, and Star Wars creator George Lucas.

LIVE! WORLD-RENOWNED SAND SCULPTOR

Ted Siebert

All weekend, Guinness World Record Holder, Ted Siebert will be building a sand sculpture in the OCCC, right in front of your eyes!

An artist by background and training, Ted discovered that sand sculpting is the ideal combination of art and sport. As co-captain of the competitive team Totally in Sand, he has helped set eight-world records, duly noted by Guinness World Records. He is a World Champion, North American Champion, Canadian Champion, and holds titles as U.S. National and Canadian National Champion.

Ted is the author of the acclaimed The Art of Sandcastling and the Sandcastle in a Box. He has been recognized in the book, The Sculpture Reference,  as one of 288 leading contemporary living sculptors. Ted has also taught sculpture at Savannah College of Art and Design. Along with sand, Ted sculpts in wood, clay, and is a fine art oil painter.

A graduate from the University of Washington with a degree in Creative Writing, Ted has published several titles as an illustrator. A native of the Northwest Pacific, Ted now resides in the Chicago, IL area with his wife Laura and children Danielle, Nicolas, and Gus.

http://www.sandsculpting.com/sculptor-profiles/

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Landscaping & Gardening

Stroll the beautiful landscape displays to inspire your own home & garden! Visit landscapers’ booths to have your questions answered; don’t forget your plans, pictures and blueprints! Plus, pick up a plant from Sun State Trees & Sod Express Plant Sale!

Bring A Soil Sample!! Let’s the experts diagnose it and help your plants thrive!

The UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardeners will be conducting Free pH Soil Testing at their plant clinic!

University of Florida Master Gardeners will provide free pH testing for those who bring soil samples. Soil samples should be removed from several locations in your planting bed or area of concern, at a depth of 6 inches.

University of Florida Master Gardeners will provide free pH testing for those who bring soil samples. Soil samples should be removed from several locations in your planting bed or area of concern, at a depth of 6 inches.

Complete Selection of Home Improvement

Come experience a show where you can really get a ‘feel’ for your next home improvement project. Check out the DIY Workshop Stage by The Home Depot for How-To, DIY info on everyday projects around the house!
You’ll find just about everything for your home all under one roof:
• Kitchen & Bath Experts
• Contractors & Remodelers
• Interior design
• Outdoor Living & Entertaining
• Cabinets, Countertops & Flooring
• Closet & Garage Storage & Organization
• Solar Energy Solutions

Interior Design & Style

This show is packed with design & style!

Back by popular demand, Brian Santos, The Wall Wizard (details above). And, back with new finishes, the 2500 sq. ft. SODO Home Design Center, featuring the latest trends in lighting, kitchens, baths, countertops, flooring, cabinetry, appliances & more. You can touch and feel new products from the highest quality brands; find solutions that inspire you and revitalize your home!

Plus, interior designer Carmina Marie of Carmina Marie Interior Design will be giving design seminars and teaching you how to transition your home from traditional to modern, including tips on smart home technology, the latest trend!

New Product Zone

Back by popular demand! 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!

Kid’s Zone

We have several activities to keep the kiddos occupied with a variety of activities put on by local businesses!
• Kids Build Activity by The Home Depot
• Free 4×6 Spring Family Photos by Michele Justice Photography
• Face Painting & Balloon Animals by Fun Faces
• Fun Science Activities with Mad Science

Pet Zone & Bird of Prey Shows

No house is a home without a pet! Adopt a pet onsite through Plka Dogz Pet Rescue and see who really rescues who!

Also, have a Critter Encounter and watch live demonstrations of Birds of Prey by Wild About Birds; learn about Florida’s birds of prey and their role in nature!

Unique Shopping & Treats

Enjoy wine tasting and the Art, Gift & Gourmet area with unique, local treats and tastes and hand made items!