2017 Show Information

Frank Fritz

Frank Fritz from TV’s American Pickers

Meet Frank Fritz from History Channel’s popular show, American Pickers which follows two Midwestern pickers as they travel across America in search of rare artifacts and national treasures that they can buy from the collectors they visit and then sell in their antiques shops or, in some cases, put in their personal collections. They often have to dig through boxes or piles filled with items that have accumulated over the years, which are often located in such places as barns or spare rooms in the owners' homes. While the guys are willing to buy pretty much anything old, their particular interests include items having to do with the auto industry and classic toys.
Have you been building up a collection of Americana over the past 50 years or so? If so, then Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz may pay you a visit one day.

Meet co-host Frank Fritz at the Home & Garden Stage,
Friday, February 24th - 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 25th - 11:00 am

J. Schwanke

Fun with Flowers: J Schwanke

J Schwanke’s family crest is surely comprised of camellias, cosmos and chrysanthemums. He’s a fourth-generation florist whose website, uBloom.com, offers flower aficionados 24/7 access to the colorful world of arranged flowers. He wrote the book (literally!) on flower arranging. Two, in fact. The author of Fun with Flowers: Your Guide to Selecting, Arranging and Enjoying Beautiful Flower was recently published. His latest, Bloom 365 - The Essential Guide to Arranging Flowers Every Day, features a tip for every day of the year on creating stunning arrangements from cut flowers.  Enjoy J the first weekend of the show at the Home & Garden Stage.  

Friday, February 24th at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 25th at 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

Everything Flowers at www.ubloom.com

Stay tuned for details on possible PBS Series “J Schwanke’s Life in Bloom” late 2017.

Page Fehling and Jason HarperPage Fehling and Jason Harper

Meet Page and Jason, anchors and hosts for Good Day Charlotte on FOX 46 on Friday, February 24 from 10am to 12noon.

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Brien Blakely and Kayla AyersBrien Blakely and Kayla Ayers

Meet Brien and Kayla, anchors from 6pm and 10pm FOX 46 Charlotte newscasts on Friday, February 24 from noon to 2pm.

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Larry SprinkleMeteorologist Larry Sprinkle

Meet Larry Sprinkle each Saturday of the show as the NBC affiliate shows their appreciation for Teachers on February 25 and Nurses on March 4.

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Mark MaherMark Maher

Mark Maher of Flowerwood Nursery and grower of the Southern Living® Plant Collection and Encore Azaleas® will present at the Home & Garden Stage the second weekend of the show. As a horticulture expert, Maher will discuss the topic of Superior Plants for Southern Gardens. Maher knows all the latest trends in plants from southern gardens especially using plants from the Southern Living® Plant Collection and Encore Azaleas. Maher knows what works and what doesn’t in southern gardens and will bring more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to the presentations. Home & Garden Stage Schedule