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Orlando Home Show coming to Convention Center next weekend

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Filled with ideas for remodeling, renovating, design and outdoor living, the Orlando Home Show will be at the Orange County Convention Center (Hall North B in the Center’s North/South complex) from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. next Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The show will feature TV celebrities, exhibits and seminar experts representing more than 50 home improvement-related disciplines. Plus there will be giveaways, contests, and more. Here are some of the highlights:

Celebrity Design Stage:
Stephen Saint-Onge of Better Homes and Gardens shares his creative tips for making design accessible to everyone. Green designer Joshua Foss of HGTV’s “Get Green” and “Design Star” will share his expertise at the forefront of the eco-design movement.

“Ultimate Florists” Paula Hunter and Len Beckett of Rockledge Roses & Wines conduct interactive floral seminars throughout the weekend on the Celebrity Design Stage.

Brian Santos will present the latest painting techniques.

Pet Pavilion: Numerous pet-related exhibitors and their products and services will be on display, plus adoption opportunities. The highlight will be a “Doggie Fashion Show” at 2 p.m. on Saturday showcasing dressed-to-impress dogs strutting their stuff on the runway. Each dog will represent a popular local radio or TV station.

Speed Design: Guests can bring photos of their design dilemmas and talk one-on-one with five different local interior designers for five minutes each. To be held o at 11 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 4 p.m on Saturday.  Arrive early to register for this first-come, first-serve opportunity.

Kids Zone: This area will include a play space featuring face painting by Bella the Flower Fairy, wildlife encounters by Critter Encounters, and scientific fun provided by Mad Science of Orlando.

Visit orlandohomeshow.com and click on “Attractions,” then “Stage/Seminar Schedule” for stage appearance times.

Advance tickets can be purchased online at a $2 discount at www.orlandohomeshow.com Tickets are also available at the door at $9 for adults and $5 for children 6 to 12. Children ages 5 and younger are free. On Friday only seniors 60 and over get in for $5. All guests can gain admission for $5 after 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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akeorlando September 27, 2008 - 6:49 pm

One of the companies I used to work for sponsored and exhibited the show for several years. It’s a great show put on by some really fantastic, nice folks. I wish I could’ve made it this year.

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