35th annual Vancouver Fall Home Show announces top five must-see attractions for 2018

Expert advice and inspiration return to the Vancouver Convention Centre West from October 18-21, 2018

 From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, and DIY do-overs to one-day décor dreams, the Vancouver Fall Home Showis where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite. Back in Vancouver for the 35th year for four days only – October 18-21, 2018 – at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, the Show has officially unveiled its top five list of must-see attractions, running alongside more than 325 trusted brands and local companies, and appearances from some of the biggest names in the industry including Todd Talbot, from HGTV Canada’s Love It or List It Vancouver, lifestyle gurus Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life’s Great Canadian Cottages and Tiffany Pratt from HGTV Canada’s Home to Win, presented by Sonnet Insurance.
Eager to get an early taste of the big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration coming to the Vancouver Fall Home Show? Get an insider look at the top five attractions in store for the Show:
1. The Urban Barn Main Stage
Expert advice for every home! Straight from the industry’s top home + design talent on the Urban Barn Main Stage, get a crash course in creating the ultimate pad from must-see presenters including real estate expert Todd Talbot, from HGTV Canada’sLove It or List It Vancouver, dynamic design duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life’s Great Canadian Cottages, the always colourful Tiffany Prattfrom HGTV Canada’s Home to Win, presented by Sonnet Insurance, and DIY queen and Cityline contributor, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, presented by Rust-Oleum Canada, join forces with local experts to bring your home dreams to life. Vancouver’s very own top talent including Jamie Banfield and Kendall Ansell, presented by Urban Barn, will also be there to light up the stage. By the end of it all, you’re certain to have everything you need to live and entertain in equal style – design know-how included.
Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life’s Great Canadian Cottages
2. The Fulgor Milano Cooking Stage
Aspiring home cooks, turn up the heat and sharpen your knives – it’s your chance to get schooled by Vancouver’s top chefs on the Fulgor Milano Cooking Stage. See Vancouver’s culinary legends and modern masters, including MasterChef CanadaWinner David Jorge and Bruno Feldeisen, judge of CBC’s Great Canadian Baking Show as they conduct in-depth demos featuring tried-and-true kitchen cheats, can’t-miss culinary trends, and entertaining expertise on some of the most impressive appliances you can find. Oh, and you might just be lucky enough to taste some of their creations!
3. Dave’s house presented by BC Hydro, designed by Jamie Banfield Design
Take a step into the power smart house of Dave, one of BC Hydro’s very own employees. Designed by Jamie Banfield Design, Dave’s house shows you some of the ways he keeps his place energy efficient and comfortable. Come visit us to learn about products and tips to better manage your usage while saving on energy costs. Visit powersmart.ca to boost your power smarts and for a chance to win great prizes.
4. WORKSHOP, presented by Vancouver Sun
Your Pinterest board is about to come to life! Learn from the pros in this hands-on workshop series curated by some of Vancouver’s finest local artisans. Learn from the best in a variety of categories, including The Flower Factory and Spool of Thread. Create your very own unique floral wreath, learn how to create the perfect accent pillow, and more!
5.  DIY Inspirations presented by Rust-Oleum® Canada in support of Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver’s ReStore
A dozen of Vancouver’s most stylish tastemakers will take a piece of thrifted furniture from basic to bold, with the help of the DIY maven Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault. Local influencers will experience the ins and outs of upcycling, using Rust-Oleum® Canada paints and stains, to create their own unique piece of furniture. All items will be on display during the Show and sold by Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. You’ll have a chance to take in their creations and maybe even purchase your favourite, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver, to provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live.
The Vancouver Fall Home Show runs from Thursday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. to Sunday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. For more information, or to buy tickets online, visit vancouverfallhomeshow.com.
About the Vancouver Fall Home Show: The Vancouver Fall Home Show, has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1983, attracting more than 36,000+ qualified visitors annually. Produced by Marketplace Events, the Show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends. Marketplace Events produces 66 home shows in 32 markets that collectively attract 1.8 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually.
About Marketplace Events: Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 42 consumer home shows in the US, 16 in Canada, and 8 holiday shows. The 66 combined events, in 32 markets, attract 20,000 exhibitors, 1.8 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 150-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. www.marketplaceevents.com

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