SEATTLE -- Nearly 400 exhibitors are ready for the annual Seattle Fall Home Show. The 15th annual housing extravaganza includes home and garden products, expert seminars, wine tastings and much more.
"This year's theme is "get your dream on" said Spokesperson Belinda Young, "We have products and items that have never been seen here before."
One of the biggest trends at this year's show is bringing the indoors, outdoors.
"We are finding the people in the northwest want special places in their backyards," Young said.
At the outdoor section you can find outdoor funiture, flooring, even a special basketball court if sports is your thing.
Special events will also be featured, including a chance to meet star antique appraiser Dr. Lori, of Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings." People are encouraged to bring in their antique items and she will take a look at them for free.
"A few tips for people, who are bringing in items, if they are books or programs, make sure they are not ripped or musty," said Dr. Lori. "And when it comes to pictures, forget about the front, it's the back of a picture I will be focusing on."
Dr. Lori will be appearing at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. The number of apparisals per show is limited, so come early.
If you feel drops of water hitting you, you are probably near the AquaQuip exhibit. The Seattle based pool and hot tub company is sponsoring a charity event for Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County.
"We set up a Hydro Pool and will have swimmers in it for an hour, earning money that will be donated to Habitat For Humanity," said Jeff Brooks, AquaQuip Sales Manager.
Right nearby, you can find information about Habitat for Humanity, the non profit group also operates two so called "restores".
"You can find home improvement items and furniture, used and gently used," said Gena Guillen, of Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County. "We have home accessories, building materials, and appliances and it's a fraction of the retail price."
The Seattle Fall Home Show hours
Friday and Saturday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Tickets are $12 Adults, $8 Seniors, $3 7-15 ages, under 7 free.
Show visitors can register to return a second day for free!