Jul 15, 2013

On Wednesday, July 10, the Calgary Home + Design Show celebrated its 30th anniversary with a Stampede BBQ preview. The cowboy carnival-inspired event drew crowds keen to hear the dish on this year’s all-star line-up and exciting new features slated to hit the show floor September 19-22 at the BMO Centre.

Guests had a blast playing carnival games like the bean bag toss while noshing on tasty nibbles from the chefs at Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue. The s’more station was a huge hit, with guests lining up to get a taste of everyone’s favourite fireside treat.

The news that earned the loudest cheers was the announcement that Jonathan and Drew Scott of W Network’s Property Brothers will make their Calgary home show debut on the Trail Appliances Main Stage presented by HGTV and Avenue Magazine. Returning to the Main Stage is design darling Jillian Harris, this year joined by real estate guru Todd Talbot, her co-host on W Network’s LoveIt or List It Vancouver.

The Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott will make their Calgary home show debut this fall

One of this year's most anticipated features is the ultra-modern CasBubble.  The latest design trend taking Europe by storm, CasaBubble offers all the beauty of the outdoors, without the bad weather or annoying mosquitoes that we're all too familiar with in Calgary.  

The latest trend in outdoor living, CasaBubble will be featured at this year's Calgary Home + Design Show

Attending media included Calgary’s favourite socialite and blogger, I’m Mr. Fabulous, the lovely Tiffany Burns of Blue Besos and mommy blogger extraordinaire Misty Hamel of Life Where We Are. 101.5 Kool FM’s Carlos Cuevas showed up in fine cowboy form, as did reps from Condo Living and New Home Living, and a camera from Global Calgary.

Put 'em up! Kool 101.5's Carlos Cuevas, Reformation PR's Amanda Haines and Mr. Fabulous himself get a little trigger-happy at the step-and-repeat 

Marketplace Events team members Jessica Bowlby, Ashley Dinh, Miche Picot and Kristy Cairns show off their carnival cowboy style

Our very own Casey Defelice and James Boettcher from Fiasco Gelato show their pearly whites by the bar

Country livin'! Our team set up these quaint arrangements

Head over to our tickets page and get your admission to the Calgary Home + Design Show today! Remember, you get the best deal when you buy online.