The St. Louis Area’s Largest Fall Home Event Offers Ideas, Inspiration and Expert Advice

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Area residents can see, learn about and buy the latest home products and services in one place and have their questions answered by many local experts at the Builders Home & Remodeling Show, produced by the Home Builders Association of St. Louis.

Area residents can bring their plans, designs and questions to the show. Hundreds of experts will be on hand to help them complete their home improvement projects, says Tammy Ridgley, Home Show Manager.

The 36th Annual Builders Home & Remodeling Show returns to St. Charles Convention Center September 23-25. The Show, produced by the Home Builders Association, gives area residents the opportunity to see 200 companies in 300 booths on both levels of the Convention Center. Show visitors can find what they need for their homes, inside and out, including kitchen and bath designs and fixtures, flooring, window treatments, decks, fencing, windows, siding, doors and so much more. And the Show has free admission and free parking. Visiting the Show will save attendees time and money, help them complete their home improvement projects and give them the opportunity to have a fun day out with their families.

Dr. Lori is back with her Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show, featuring free appraisals. Dr. Lori stars as the antiques appraiser on the Discovery channel's hit reality TV show Auction Kings and appears on the FOX Business Network's Strange Inheritance. She has been featured on NBC's The Tonight Show and Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for her no holds barred approach and comedic talent. Dr. Lori is a certified art and antiques appraiser, art historian and former museum curator. She presents more than 150 antiques appraisal shows and appraises 20,000 objects every year. Dr. Lori will pull no punches as she evaluates attendees’ stuff and makes them laugh. "I'll break some hearts and make some millionaires," says Dr. Lori. As she entertains and appraises items, Dr. Lori will provide tips on how to sell unwanted stuff for top dollar and how to negotiate to find bargains. She will also share the secrets of auctions and reveal why people should NOT host a yard sale.

Show visitors have the opportunity to bring an antique to be appraised for free as part of Dr. Lori’s wildly funny, one-of-a-kind, entertaining event. One per person on a first-come, first-served basis, as time permits. Many people come just to watch the shows to see what antiques everyone brings and find out what they’re worth. Dr. Lori never knows what kind of old stuff her audiences will bring her next and she leaves them howling for more. Every show is different, totally unscripted and there is no standing in line. St. Louisans won’t want to miss the chance to see if that item in their attic is trash or treasure.

Planning a party for this fall or need help with the menus for holiday get-togethers? Visit the Party Flavors Sampling Event for free samples of a variety of foods and beverages. Items will also be available for purchase. Visitors will discover local favorites and find just the right ingredients for their next party. Items to sample and/or for purchase include smoked and cured meats and sausages from Davis Meat Processing and Hermann Wurst Haus, cheese from Cool Cow Cheese, nuts from Grandma’s Nuts, wine from PRP Wine International and Stone Hill Winery, and chocolate milk, tea and lemonades from Oberweis Dairy Home Delivery Service.

The Home & Remodeling Show is always a family-friendly destination. Bring the kids for free fall fun. Kids will have fun with pumpkin painting, crafts, coloring and games. Free for kids 12 and under while supplies last. The holidays are coming and show visitors can learn how to enhance their homes with fantastic floral decorations. Attend Walter Knoll Fall Floral Seminars, hands-on floral classes presented by Walter Knoll Florist’s world-class design team. Create a bouquet to take home or give as a gift. Choose from several types of bouquets, each valued at up to $85. Classes have a nominal $10 fee.

Show visitors can shop the Habitat ReStore Building Products Sale, where they can purchase a variety of home improvement merchandise at deep discounts. The variety of merchandise available is ever-changing, but there are always great deals. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County.

Shop the Spa and Swim Spa Blowout Sale, sponsored by SPAS AND MORE. Save 30-60% off regular retail prices on more than 100 spas and swim spas. Visit the 2,700 square foot tent in the south parking lot.

The Home Show is once again hosting a Food Drive. Visitors can donate non-perishable food items to the St. Louis Area Foodbank and are encouraged to bring items in non-breakable containers. Suggested items include: peanut butter, tuna, canned meats and beans; canned fruits and vegetables, fruit juice, jellies, jams and dried fruit; cereal, oatmeal, rice and crackers; pasta and sauce, boxed meals, soups and stews; and baby products like powdered formula, baby food, diapers and wipes.

Show visitors can register to win great prizes. Prizes include daily $200 Show Shopping Sprees good with any exhibitor at the Show. All visitors registered are also eligible to win the Grand Prize – a Belgard fire pit, courtesy of Lawn & Landscape Solutions, worth $750.

The Home & Remodeling Show gives area residents the chance to visit 300 booths featuring the latest home products and services all under one roof. Visitors can bring their plans and ideas and have their questions answered by the experts. 200 companies will be on hand to help get those home projects done.

Show hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25. Admission and parking are free. Visit http://www.STLHomeShow.com for details.

Construction on Interstate 70 and interchanges around St. Charles Convention Center is ongoing. For best routes to the Convention Center, visit the STLHomeShow.com Show Information page.

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