CRAIG CONOVER FROM BRAVO'S SOUTHERN CHARM
Craig Conover is a fan favorite on Bravo’s hit reality series, Southern Charm (2013). Mocked during filming for his enthusiasm for sewing, Craig has turned his previous pastime into a full-time career with his co-founding of Sewing Down South: a growing southern-based ‘Sewing Lifestyle Brand’.
Hailing from Fenwick Island, Delaware, Craig remains extremely close with his parents & brother. His domestic skills were further honed after a thyroid cancer diagnosis for his mother drew Craig home to help care for her. His mother’s health scare inspired him to create a collection of all iodine-free meals to aid her recovery. That’s right, he cooks and sews!
Craig often lends a hand to military causes and uses his platform to bring attention to philanthropic organizations closest to his heart. Through Sewing Down South, Craig was able to raise over $25,000 for rescue and relief efforts for those suffering from Hurricane Dorian.
A board-certified attorney, Craig is a graduate of College of Charleston and Charleston Law School. He also hosts a popular podcast (Pillows & Beer) and is the author of a top-rated memoir “Pillow Talk: What’s Wrong with My Sewing?”
See Craig live on our Fresh Ideas Stage Friday, September 29th at 3 PM and Saturday, September 30th at 12 PM!
Calling all picklers & pickleball fans! Come experience one of the fastest growing sports in Florida at The Pickledome at the Jacksonville Home + Patio Show. Learn from the pickleball pros from the JAX Pickleball Store at their Learn 2 Play clinics held all three days of the show! Click here for more details on how to register.
Make It Green! Plant Workshops
Presented by Gardenista Jax. Household plants and greenery are the trendiest home décor feature to date! From potting bars, terrarium classes, moss wall workshops, and more you can learn how to green up your home and check a DIY project off your to-do list right at the show! Be sure to grab your spot at our Make It Green! Plant Workshops located on the show floor. Click here to see the workshop schedule!
First Coast Picnics' Spooktacular Graveyard
We're bringing the Spook to Spooktacular at this year's show! It's creepy and maybe even a little kooky, but come see the spooky fun of a graveyard picnic setting. Grab your Halloween loving friends and check out First Coast Picnics' Spooktacular Graveyard all three days of the show.
WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY 13th FLOOR
SATURDAY ONLY 12 PM - 3 PM
Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group (“13FEG”) is the world’s largest producer and operator of theme park-quality live entertainment events. 13FEG currently operates 36 attractions, including haunted houses, Halloween festivals, location-based entertainment venues, and an immersive art exhibit. 13FEG continues to set the bar for live horror entertainment, operating in 18 cities across the United States. Learn more at www.thirteenthfloor.com.
Houseplant Care & Décor
Do you lack a green thumb or have that one plant that you can barely keep alive? Bring your plant pictures & questions on all things houseplant to Gardenista Jax at the show for advice on how to care for your plant and bring it back to life!
Looking for the perfect houseplant décor to add to your home or office? Gardenista Jax is a plant-stylist who specializes in plant creations including customized exterior patio planters, moss wall art, & custom houseplant arrangements for special occasions. With a large selection of plants and planters, the Gardenista is sure to create something to make your home, office, outdoor space, or event spectacular.
Stop by Gardenista Jax at booth 235 to get advice on your houseplant's care and to purchase some houseplants to liven your space!
Fresh Ideas Stage
Come hear from local experts and chefs live on stage all three days of the show! Get some new ideas for your home and see what Jacksonville's top chefs are cooking up.
HOLIDAY PICNIC INSPIRATION
Jacksonville's love of sunshine and fresh air has ignited a new passion for creating luxurious and stylish picnics! Come experience seasonal & holiday themed professionally curated picnic displays at the show and get inspired to plan your next luxury outing with First Coast Picnics!
The Home Depot Kids' DIY Workshop
Stop by the Kids' DIY Workshop with your little ones & let them get have fun with a FREE hands-on DIY craft thanks to our our friends at The Home Depot! Build their skills & get the creativity flowing with these mini do it yourself projects. Visit the workshop on Friday, September 29th & Saturday, September 30th from 11am-6pm and on Sunday, October 1st 11am-5pm while supplies last.
Food Truck Rally - Friday & Sunday
Calling all foodies! North Florida’s favorite food trucks are rallying at the show on both Friday AND Sunday. Visit the South Entrance Friday, September 29, 2023 from 10am-7pm & Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 10am-5pm for local eats. Click here to see the full lineup!
NEW THIS YEAR!
See something you love at the show? Now you can easily Save Your Favs and get more info! Use your phone’s camera to scan the QR code in front of each booth to save the contact information for your favorite companies. It’s that easy!
Plus, when you scan 3 QR codes you qualify for 2 FREE tickets to our upcoming show, Jacksonville Home + Patio Show, March 1-3, Prime Osborn Convention Center.
OneBlood Blood Drive
We're excited to welcome back OneBlood and their mobile blood donation bus all three days of the show. OneBlood will be onsite outside near the entrance from 12pm-5pm on Friday, and 10am-3pm on both Saturday & Sunday. If you donate blood onsite, you'll receive a complimentary ticket into the show plus some other goodies from OneBlood! One ticket per person, only the donor is eligible.
Stop by on your way in or sign up and choose your time in advance:
Senior Day - Friday, September 29, 2023
Senior Day is Friday, September 29th! All seniors age 60+ can into the show for $5 on Friday only! To receive the discounted admission, simply show your valid ID at the Box Office (offer does not extend to family members or guests, one senior admission per ID).
Hero Day - Friday, September 29, 2023
All active military personnel, veterans, police, fire, and first responders get into the show FREE on Friday! To receive a complimentary admission, simply show your valid ID at the Box Office (offer does not extend to family members or guests, one free admission per ID). For your service and sacrifice, we thank you!
Teacher Day - Sunday, October 1, 2023
All teachers and school employees receive free admission at the box office with a valid ID, Sunday only (does not extend to family members or guests). To receive a complimentary admission, simply show your valid ID at the Box Office (one free admission per ID). For your service to the community, we thank you!
*NEW* Nurse Day - Sunday, October 1, 2023
All nurses receive free admission at the box office with a valid ID, Sunday only (does not extend to family members or guests). To receive a complimentary admission, simply show your valid ID at the Box Office (one free admission per ID). For your service to the community, we thank you!