Sponsored once again by our friends at HGTV, they have filled the festival with tons of HGTV and DIY Network experts – including most of the stars we HGTV/DIY insiders call “The Crashers.”
The Crashers, for those uninitiated into HGTV/DIY fandom, are HGTV/DIY expert designers and contractors who comb home improvement stores for people who need renovation help. Then – in just three days, mind you – they (with an expert crew of helpers) make over the family’s yard, bathroom, kitchen or whatever. Crashers making their very first appearance at this year’s festival are Matt Blashaw from “Yard Crashers,” Matt Meunster from “Bath Crashers” and Alison Victoria from “Kitchen Crashers.” Very exciting!
HGTV/DIY favorites at this year’s festival include Vern Yip, one of the judges of “Design Star,” Florida’s own David “Color Splash” Bromstad and John Gidding from “Curb Appeal.” Also new to this year’s festival are “Renovation Raiders” star Amy Matthews and Chip Wade, who started with Gidding on “Curb Appeal” and now has his own hit show called “Elbow Room.”
Here’s the list (everything subject to change, of course):
March 7-9 – Vern Yip, “Design Star”
March 14-16 – Chris Lambton, “Going Yard”
March 21-23 – Matt Blashaw, “Yard Crashers”
March 28-30 – Matt Meunster, “Bath Crashers”
April 4-6 – Taniya Nayak, “House Hunters on Vacation”
Chris Lambton, star of HGTV’s “Going Yard,” is here this weekend, giving tips to Epcot guests on how to turn their yards into spectacular, outdoor venues.
We caught up with Chris during rehearsals and he gave us a sneak peek into his presentation, ”Going Yard for Your Lifestyle.” He encourages families to treat their outdoor spaces with the same care and planning that they would any other room in their homes, tailoring the design to their family’s interests.
Guests of the Festival can see Lambton and other favorite HGTV and DIY stars on “The Designers’ Stage Presented by HGTV” at the Festival Center each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival at noon and 3 p.m.
The complete lineup includes:
March 15-17 – Chris Grundy, DIY Network’s Cool Tools: “Keepin’ It Green with Grundy”
March 22-24 – Egypt Sherrod, host of Property Virgins: “Getting the Inside Scoop on HGTV’s Top Home Features for 2013″
March 29-31 – Brandon Johnson, My Yard Goes Disney: “Bringing More Disney Inspiration and HGTV Design to Your Backyard”
April 5-7 – Meg Caswell, Meg’s Great Rooms: “Discovering Design Tips to Personalize Your Space & Make a Good Room Great”
April 12-14 – Jason Cameron, DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes and Man Caves: “Desperate Landscapes . . . Where Do We Grow from Here?”
April 19-21 – Sara Peterson, Editor-in-Chief, HGTV Magazine: “Boosting Your Curb Appeal! 25 Easy Ideas from Front Doors to Flower Pots”
April 26-28 – Carter Oosterhouse, Million Dollar Rooms: “Million Dollar Trends”
May 3-5 – Casey Noble, Design on a Dime: “Creating Luxury Hotel Floral Arrangements in Your Home”
May 10-12 – Dan Faires, HGTV.com, DanMade: “Easy Ideas for Creating a Designer Garden”
May 17-19 – David Bromstad, HGTV Design Star, ColorSplash, Design Star All-Stars: “The Power of Color”
Presentations by HGTV and DIY Network stars are included with admission to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
The 20th annual festival runs from now through May 19, 2013 at Epcot.
Here’s a quick update on special speakers for the 2012 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival from our friends at HGTV. We are truly pumped to have the newly-crowned HGTV Design Star with us during the opening weekend of the festival.
For those who didn’t watch Tuesday’s “Design Star” finale, interior designer Danielle Colding came out on top, wowing the judges with both her design acumen and her on-camera presence. Danielle’s new show is called “Shop This Room,” where she examines how the process of finding a spectacular piece of artwork, furniture, or an accessory can lead the way to inventive new concepts for design.
In addition to Danielle, festival guests can see these HGTV and DIY Network stars:
September 28-30 – Danielle Colding (“HGTV Design Star” Winner, Season 7, “Shop This Room”) –Entertainment Passport: Your Ticket to Creating a Travel-inspired Dining Experience
October 5-7 – Casey Noble (“Design on a Dime”) – Gifts That Keep Giving: Holiday Favors That Double as Décor
October 12-14 – Alison Victoria (DIY Network’s “Kitchen Crashers”) – Crash Course for Holiday Décor
October 19-21 – Brian Patrick Flynn (HGTV.com, “Design Happens”) – Express Lane Elegance: Stylish Table Settings from Supermarket Finds
October 26-28 – Meg Caswell (“Meg’s Great Rooms”) – Entertaining in Style: Make It and Make It Fun
November 2-4 – Marianne Canada (HGTV.com Special Projects Editor) – Handmade Goodies They Won’t Regift
November 9-12 – Emily Henderson (“Secrets from a Stylist”) – Create Holiday Memories: Style, Share and Preserve Those Family Photos & Cards