HUGE Orlando Home Show Giveaway!

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The Orlando Home Show returns with even more inspiration, fun, and demonstrations to help you fall into your dream home!

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Orlando Home Show Featuring Bravo’s Josh Flagg, Food Network’s Emily Ellyn,

DIY Experts, and Top Local Chefs


The Orlando Home Show will be returning October 4-6 to a new location in the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse, Hall C facing International Drive, and I am excited to go!

The Orlando Home Show is loaded with a fresh lineup of experts ready to rock this three-day home improvement extravaganza to help you find fresh inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products, and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, design and fall outdoor projects.

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Josh Flagg, one of the residential real estate industry’s heaviest hitters, appears on the main stage on Friday at 6 p.m. and on Saturday at 12 noon and 4 p.m. (subject to change without notice). Flagg will offer behind-the-scenes insights and tips on home improvement must-dos, whether selling or staying.

Orlando Home Show highlights include appearances by Josh Flagg of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles and Emily Ellyn of Food Network’s Next Food Network Star and Cupcake Wars; demonstrations by some of the area’s top chefs on the Edible Orlando Cooking Stage; daily how-to presentations by the DIY Guy; a display of two “Tiny Houses,” one just 96-square-feet in size; designer rooms showcasing repurposed, restored or recycled items; a food truck rally on Sunday, only; and much, much more!

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Guests can mix it up with “retro rad” culinary diva Emily Ellyn as the deliciously unique personality demonstrates some of the hottest trends in cooking on the Edible Orlando Cooking Stage on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Emily Ellyn’s appearances are sponsored by Florida Blue.

There will also be tons of great demonstrations and tasty samples prepared by some of the area’s favorite chefs and culinary pros will be abundant throughout the weekend on the Edible Orlando Cooking Stage. Scheduled to demonstrate their signature recipes and dispense advice are Anthony Hull of Crimson Tavern; Chris De Sormoux of Marlow’s Tavern; chefs from White Wolf Café/Wolfie’s PizzaMia; as well as Edible Orlando Publisher Kendra Lott; Orlando Sentinel Food Editor Heather McPherson; Real Radio 104.1’s Dirty Jim; and KQ103 FM’s Gloria B.

Other not-to-be-missed features and opportunities at the Florida Home Show include:

  • EDU (Educators) Day on Friday only, offering free admission to any teacher or employee of a local public or private school, day care, college or university when showing a valid school ID or business card at the box office
  • The Orlando Home Show will host its first-ever food truck rally on Sunday only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Some of Central Florida’s favorite mobile food purveyors, including Curbside Chef, The Pastrami Project, Saigon Sizzle, Mayan Grill, Magic4urPalate and Wako Taco, will be serving up delicious fare for purchase at the Westwood Lobby Entrance of the Convention Center.
  • four designer rooms created by students from the International Academy of Design & Technology showcasing repurposed, restored or recycled items.
  • New and interesting products making their debut at the Orlando Home Show will be noted by a “featured product” floor tile, making it easy for guests to find them.
  • Giveaways, enter-to-win contests and prize drawings round out the winning line-up for guests.
  •  “Stay Calm and DIY.” Do-it-yourself projects can be daunting, especially for first-timers. Enter Chris Tice. The Central Florida-based military veteran and DIY expert will demystify the process while demonstrating projects four times daily in his booth as well as on the main stage.
  • Living tiny is simply better for the environment, says Dan Louche, owner of Tiny Home Builders and one of the pioneers of the Tiny Home movement. The Atlanta-based designer/builder will talk more about the trend during his stage presentations and at his booth which will display two examples of tiny houses — one just 96-square-feet in size.
  • Guests can also get valuable answers to important questions about remodeling, home improvement, design and fall outdoor project from hundreds of experts around the show floor and on the main stage throughout the weekend. (Visit for a complete listing of stage presentations and times).

Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m, and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults 13+, $5 for seniors (60+, at the box office only), $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children ages five and under. Advance tickets can be purchased online for a $3 discount off full-price $10 admission at, courtesy of Florida Blue. Parking is available in the West Concourse and is $9 per car, per day. The Orange County Convention Center/West Concourse is located at 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Directions here:

But here is your chance to win an awesome Orlando Home Show Prize Pack!!!

Orlando Home Show Prize Pack Includes…

* 4 tickets to the Orlando Home Show*

*Meet and Greet with Emily Ellyn after her Sat., Oct. 3, 2:30 p.m. presentation*

*Complimentary Marlow’s Tavern appetizer*

*Complimentary one-year subscription to Edible Orlando magazine*

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Please make sure you read the fine print about entering and claiming your Orlando Home Show Prize Pack!

For more information, visit , or call 877-871-SHOW (7469).  Connect on Facebook, Twitter (@FloridaHomeShow), Pinterest ( for up-to-the-minute show details, discounts and fabulous home improvement tips. Visit the show’s blog at

Good luck with our giveaway and I hope to see you there!!!

Disclaimer: Through a partnership with the Orlando Home Show, I received tickets to attend the Orlando Home Show for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Orlando Home Show Giveaway!

Save $3 off to Orlando Home Show AND Win free tickets and VIP seats to see Mark Brunetz, Emmy® award-winning co-host of Style Network’s Clean House

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Orlando Home Show – October 5-7, 2012

The Orlando Home Show will be here soon, returning to the Orange County Convention Center October 5-7, in the North Concourse, Hall North B facing I-Drive.   From the front door to the back yard, you’ll find the area’s largest selection of the latest products and services for the home, all under one roof.

Inspiration will start the minute guests step into the 2012 Orlando Home Show, the only place to find smart ideas and fresh advice for gardening, home improvement, decorating and more from hundreds of experts, all under one roof. Orlando’s original and largest consumer home show returns October 5-7 to Hall North B in the Orange County Convention Center’s North/South complex off Universal Boulevard, and features local, regional and national experts, instructional how-to seminars, contests, giveaways and much more. The home improvement extravaganza will spotlight Featured Products and Services and exhibitors who are participating in the fall show for the very first time.

Special features include appearances by Mark Brunetz of Style Network’s Clean House; a Design Showcase and free design consultations by AP Interiors; a tech gadget-filled Smart House constructed by Universal Contracting; and daily seminars by home improvement experts on the Fresh Ideas Home Stage.

Orlando Home Show Mark Brunetz
Orlando Home Show Presenter Mark Brunetz

Consumers can also find answers to their DIY and home improvement, landscaping and home décor questions from more than 300 experts around the show floor and on the main stage throughout the weekend. Popular green thumb and Orlando Sentinel columnist Tom MacCubbin and nationally-syndicated home design columnist Marni Jameson are among the presenters ( for a complete listing of presentation times).

Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m, and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+; this discount is ONLY valid at the door and no other discounts apply), $5 for students 13-18 (ID required, only valid at the door), and free for children 12 years and younger.  Advance tickets can be purchased online for a $3 discount off full-price $10 admission at  Convenient on-site parking is available adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center off Universal Boulevard, and is $8 per car with valid Florida ID.


You can also Save $3 off full-price adult admission when purchasing online at


But wait, there’s more!  Here’s your chance to win a four-pack of tickets to the show, good for admission any time during show hours!

All you need to do is leave a comment about your favorite clutter busting tip on this post by midnight on October 3rd!!!! Winners of the four-pack of tickets will also be entered to win a grand prize – VIP front row seats to see Mark Brunetz!

Reclaim your living space and get organized with valuable tips from Mark Brunetz, co-host of Style Network’s Clean House, Mark Brunetz. Tackling the emotional reasons why people unnecessarily hang on to possessions, Mark will offer valuable tips to help you to clear the clutter, get organized, and make way for a more efficient, nicer place in which to live. He will be presenting at the Orlando Home Show on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at noon, and 5p.m.; and Sunday at 3 p.m.

For more information, visit, or call 1-877-871-SHOW (7469).  The Central Florida Home & Garden Show,  and its springtime sister show, the Central Florida Home & Garden Show (March 22-24, 2013) are both produced by Marketplace Events.

Get celebrity tips, home trends, exhibitor discounts, opportunities to win tickets and more by connecting with the show on Facebookand Twitter @FloridaHomeShow.


I was compensated with tickets to the Orlando Home Show in exchange for posting this contest and discount ticket opportunity.


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