Event Spotlight: The Fall Atlanta Home Show
The 33rd Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo will open its doors Friday-Sunday, Sept. 9-11 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Over 300 exhibitors will showcase some of the newest and most innovative interior and exterior home improvement products and services, along with a special collection of garden design ideas, tools, hardscapes, outdoor furniture, spas, water features and more for home landscapes. One lucky attendee will win the Grand Prize of a 7 LED fixture outdoor lighting package provided by Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Atlanta. The Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo is Georgia’s largest fall home show and is a SEMCO Show. AtlantaHomeShow.com
New this year will be a three-day special appearance by author and former editor of Builder magazine, Boyce Thompson (boycethompsonmedia.com). Thompson will bring his “Top 10 New Life-Changing Home Products” Showcase to the Fall Atlanta Home Show and will demonstrate them to attendees throughout the event. Among the innovative products Thompson will feature are paints that prevent disease, countertops that recharge electronics and a 3D Printer that can print an entire house. A popular speaker and journalist with over 30 years of working with magazines covering housing and residential building, Thompson is the author of The New New Home. As well as interacting with attendees from his exhibit, Thompson will speak from the Reliable Heating & Air Home Show Stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Additional speakers include Lifestyles Expert Kelly Edwards presented by State Farm Insurance, HGTV’s Joe Washington and the Georgia Gardener, Walter Reeves.
“We are very excited to welcome Boyce Thompson to the Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo for the first time,” said Michael Schoppenhorst, president of SEMCO and director of the Atlanta Home Show. “He travels the country learning about the newest and most revolutionary home products, and he will bring his top 10 choices to our Show. We’ll also have hundreds of exhibitors showcasing numerous ways for people to seamlessly integrate their indoor and outdoor living spaces. Here in Atlanta, we are blessed with the perfect climate for outdoor living, so our attendees will see a number of great ideas for porches, decks, outdoor kitchens, patios and gardens. For inside the home, our exhibitors will offer the most updated ideas for kitchens, baths, media rooms, living spaces, storage areas, and so much more. Each day of the Show, expert speakers will present programs on the Reliable Heating & Air Home Show Stage, and many exhibitors will offer special Show-only discounts to attendees.”
One of the show’s most popular exhibits and gathering spaces will be the Red Hare Backyard Beer Garden designed by Georgia Landscape, where adults age 21 and older can bid on silent auction items and sample craft brews, along with wines provided by Trader Joe’s. The $5 tasting fee and silent auction purchases support Hope Atlanta, the programs of Travelers Aid. The Show also includes live radio broadcasts, including The Lawn & Garden Show with Walter Reeves Saturday morning, Sept. 10, on News 95.5 FM and AM750 WSB, product demonstrations and a grand prize. On Friday, Sept. 9, members of Atlanta’s housing industry (Realtors, contractors, interior designers, landscapers, etc.) will be admitted for free with business card at the show entrance, courtesy of PMC Building Materials now with two locations: Marietta and Lawrenceville.
Sponsors and promotional partners include Window World of Atlanta, Reliable Heating & Air, PMC Building Materials, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Atlanta, Orkin, Red Hare Brewing Company, Trader Joe’s, Atlanta Home Improvement Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, News 95.5 FM and AM750 WSB, HOPE Atlanta, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).
Show hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. General Admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Show’s entrance and online at www.AtlantaHomeShow.com. Children age 12 and under and adults age 65 and older (with I.D.) are admitted free. Military personnel and First Responders receive a free ticket with the purchase of one general admission ticket (with I.D.). On-site parking is free. The Cobb Galleria Centre is located at Two Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta, Ga., 30339. The 2016 Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo’s 24-hour information line is 770/798-1997.