Goodbye Summer! Hello, Fall and the Holidays!

By: Margie Taylor
| Published 07/25/2022

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CONROE, TX -- Expect to see over 100 exhibitors in home improvement and outdoor living at the 4th Annual Montgomery County Home and Outdoor Living Show August 20-21, 2022, at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe.

Get Ready for Fall and the Holidays with the 4th Annual Montgomery County Home and Outdoor Living Show

Several exhibitors will be on hand with their creative projects to enhance your home for the Holidays.

Get trendy Holiday Home Décor Ideas from Houston Chronicle Architecture and Design Writer, Diane Cowen, and Holiday organization tips from Professional Organizer, Ellen Delap. Mary Scalli of Simple Elegance, Certified Interior Designer, Home Stager, and Hunter Douglas Window Treatments will speak on Fall Design Trends. Color Image expert, Trish Buscemi will show how lighting can transform the mood for the Holidays when you have guests. New for the Fall Show is author and entertaining expert, Ronda Carmen with Holiday Decorating and Entertaining Tips.

Ronda Carman, accomplished author, and featured speaker will give tips for festive fall entertaining and tabletop ideas. Attendees will take part in an open forum with questions and a book signing. Inspired by her time living in Scotland and abroad, she shares an international flair to arranging flowers, creating beautiful table settings, stocking the pantry for Holidays, and planning memorable menus. She has authored The Art of Pantry Cooking: Meals for Family and Friends (2022), Entertaining at Home (2019) and Designers at Home (2013).

Tony Wood, producer of the Montgomery County Home and Outdoor Living Show said, “I am enthused to hear about her adventures as a guest on various televised programs, and publications including Forbes, House Beautiful, Real Simple, Southern Living, and many regional, national, and international newspapers. Ronda is a frequent speaker and industry expert on cooking, design, and entertaining. This is the perfect time to plan for the Fall and Holiday season!”

Explore opportunities to enhance your culinary arts by taking home products from Lakonia Imports Greek Olive Oil, Cutco Cutlery, Kitchen Craft International. Whitman Honey, or Forever Sticky-a roll-on product that removes hair, dirt, lint, and dust reusable by cleaning with warm water! Purchase plants wholesale from B&A Tree Farms, get advice from the Montgomery County Master Gardeners or Native Plant Society of Texas, and visit local exhibitors Sergio’s Landscaping, Collaborative Services (Generac Generators), and Built Green Custom Homes! Featured Landscape Exhibitor Outdoor Perfection has the newest ways to have a beautiful minimal maintenance yard for all Texas weather extremes. Meet Houston’s Most Trusted Home Expert Tom Tynan from HomeShow Radio.

Other buy-it-now exhibitors include Pedigo Electric Bikes, Sail On Air Inflatables, Elements and Embers Custom Furniture Artisans, or shop for a new spa from Aqua Living Factory Outlet. Sign up to be a member of the Carefree Boat Club Lake Conroe and leave the home for the lake!

Attend a DIY Home Décor Project by AR Workshop! Make your own 18- inch canvas pillow cover both Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. There will be a variety of stencils and paint available to make something to match your décor in your home. During the class, the AR Workshop Cypress will teach participants DIY skills step-by-step as you paint your own pillow cover.

Nonprofit partners include Operation Pets Alive with items for your furry friends, Inspiration Ranch-Therapeutic Riding and equine-assisted therapy and activities for children, youth, and adults with disabilities, Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County, Keep Us Fed Montgomery County- a food recovery program, and Community Assistance Center (CAC).

CAC's booth will feature a Duck Pond and a "Duck Pluck" opportunity for attendees to DOUBLE their chances of winning amazing prizes at the Annual Duck Race scheduled for Sept. 24th by purchasing a Duck at their booth.

Schedule of Presentations:

Saturday, August 20

  • Appearance by HomeShow Radio Host Tom Tynan. Tom will broadcast from the show and will be ready to answer your questions at the HomeShow Radio Experts Booth until 2pm on Saturday

  • 11:30 am “2022 Fall Design Trends” with Mary Scalli, CEO/President, Simple Elegance, ASPM (Accredited Staging Professional Master), Luxury Style Specialist, Interior Decorator, Centurion Dealer Hunter Douglas Windows

  • AR DIY Workshop making a canvas pillow cover from a variety of templates at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, & 2:30pm

  • Noon “Future Building Lead times and Saving Money on Your Custom Build” with Bryson Janecek, President of Built Green Custom Homes

  • 12:30pm “Trendy Holiday Home Décor” with Diane Cowen, Architecture + Design Writer, Houston Chronicle

  • 1:00pm Rhonda Carman, author and featured speaker, “Festive Fall Entertaining and Tabletop Ideas

  • 2:00pm Professional Organizer, Ellen Delap, “Holiday Organization Tips”

  • 2:30pm Trish Buscemi, color consultant, “Lighting and Color can set the mood for the holidays and your crazy relatives!”

Sunday, August 21

  • Noon “Future Building Lead times and Saving Money on Your Custom Build” with Bryson Janecek, President of Built Green Custom Homes

  • 12:30pm “Trendy Holiday Home Décor” with Diane Cowen, Architecture + Design Writer, Houston Chronicle

  • AR DIY Workshop making a canvas pillow cover from a variety of templates at 12:45, 1:30pm, and 2:15pm

  • 1:00pm Rhonda Carman, author and featured speaker, “Festive Fall Entertaining and Tabletop Ideas

  • 2:00pm Professional Organizer, Ellen Delap, “Holiday Organization Tips”

  • 2:30pm Trish Buscemi, color consultant, “Lighting and Color can set the mood for the holidays and your crazy relatives!”

This year at the door, teachers receive half-off admission (with valid ID)! Frontline Sunday - all active Military personnel, Veterans, Fire, Police, and First responders receive a free admission with a valid ID. Simply present your valid ID at the Box Office for complimentary admission.

Show hours are Saturday August 20 (9:00am-6:00pm) and Sunday, August 21 (10:00am-5:00pm), Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe, 77303. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, children 12 years and younger are free, $7 online prior to entry. Visit www.TexwoodShows.com for more information. Free parking is available at the Lone Star Convention Center.