Matt Blashaw

Matt Blashaw

HGTV's Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free

The Orange County, California native began his building career at a very young age in his dad’s lumber yard, and worked on everything from pluming to electrical. Shortly after graduation, Matt got his contractor’s license and began working as a self-employed general contractor, specializing in remodeling homes.

He has hosted several series for the DIY Network and HGTV including Project Xtreme, Money Hunters, Blog Cabin and Professional Grade, and specials such as Cool Tool Builders Show and Worst Kitchen In America.

Currently, Matt hosts the hit HGTV series Yard Crashers, Vacation House for Free and recently was the furniture carpenter for the winner of Ellen’s Design Challenge!

Matt will be appearing on the Main Stage on Saturday, February 24 at 1pm & 6pm and Sunday, February 25 at 12pm & 3pm. 

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Joanie Sprague

Joanie Sprague

TLC's Trading Spaces

Joanie Sprague is joining the team of all-stars on TLC’s revival of Trading Spaces. Joanie’s home improvement skills has landed her a position as carpenter on the shows return after a 10-year hiatus.  Sprague was the runner up on cycle six of America’s Next Top Model and has appeared on DIY Network’s Run My Renovation and Man Caves.

Joanie will be appearing on the Main Stage on Friday, March 2 at 6pm, Saturday, March 3 at 1pm & 6pm, and Sunday, March 4 at 12pm. 

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Gregg Holladay

Bradford White - Business Development Manager – Specialty Markets

Gregg Holladay is a Business Development Manager for water heater manufacturer, Bradford White. He came to Bradford White after 32 years with General Electric where he introduced the first Energy Star electric heat pump water heater to the US market, GeoSpring. Since joining the Bradford team in January 2017, the company acquired the GE GeoSpring plant equipment to fold into their American manufacturing site in Middleville, MI. This continues manufacturing of the only heat pump water heater with top connections made with US labor force based in Michigan, under the Bradford White name of AeroTherm™.

Gregg continues the work of educating architects, builders, and the plumbing/HVAC trade on the benefits of heat pump water heaters while living on his farm in Kentucky with his wife of 35 years. He holds a bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

Gregg will be on the Main Stage on Saturday, February 24 at 2pm and Sunday, February 25 at 1pm.

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Scott and Michelle Sloan

Scott & Michelle Sloan

Learn to love your home again with home improvement tips from Scott & Michelle Sloan of WLW-AM, and maximize your resale value.  Scott and Michelle will appear Feb. 24 from 12pm-1pm. Don’t forget to bring your questions!

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Brian Demay

Brian Demay

Brian Demay of Warm 98.5 Weekdays from 3pm-7pm.

Relax with Brian Demay in the Wine Garden Feb. 24 from 12pm-2pm.

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Lucy May & Kevin Necessary

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Join Lucy May and Kevin Necessary of WCPO, Author and Illustrator of “My Best Friend Fiona” on Family Day, March 2nd from 2pm-4pm, for a book reading and signing. Located in Fiona’s Cove.
Note: Celebrities will greet as many guests as possible; however, due to demand and presentation schedule time constraints, everyone in line may not be able to be accommodated. Ticket admission does not guarantee a meet-and-greet, photos or autographs with celebrities.