Every year, Casey and I look forward to the Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show. With so many fun things to do and exciting vendors, it's definitely a day she and I look forward to. Though, I have to say, we don't look forward to taking 7 kids! This year, I am so exited to let you guys know they have an Interactive Kids Zone! How awesome! Additionally, there are several other great events happening.
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Grand Gardens of Orlando
Pools, Spas & Outdoor Living
Interior Design Vignettes
Solar & Energy Reduction
Master Gardeners Seminars at the Garden Stage
Huge Garden Center with Plants and Gardening Products
Shop the Art, Gift and Gourmet Area
Flavors of Orlando
Bring the kids for the Interactive Kids Zone
City Wide Pet Adoptions (over 30 organizations)
Walgreens Village featuring healthy living, screenings, free samples, etc.
Live Birds of Prey shows
Free tote bags while supplies last
Celebrity Appearances from the show, Tanked*
This year, the dates are:
Friday, September 6, 12-8p
Saturday, September 7, 10a-8p
Sunday, September 8, 11a-6p
Adults 17+ - $9.00
16 & Under – Free
Seniors 65+ - $6.00 (All Weekend)*
Active Duty Military – Free
Retired Military - $6.00*
$2.00 off Coupons available at: Walgreens, Home Depot, and Trustco Bank
*No further discounts apply to senior or retired military admission.
Prepaid $11 per cars, $22 per oversized vehicle.
After 5:00pm: $8 per car and $11 per oversized vehicle.
Wayde King, Star of Animal Planet’s Tanked
Wayde King's love of fish began at an early age. Born and raised in Long Island, NY, Wayde’s earliest memories are of his mother and biological father, who was a fish dealer, and the multiple tanks they had in the basement of his home. Today, Wayde continues in the family business, designing and manufacturing some of the largest and most extravagant acrylic tanks in the world. When it comes to fish, Wayde is an expert and a perfectionist. With more than 34 years in the business, his goal is to not only keep the customer happy, but the fish as well.
Brett Raymer, Star of Animal Planet’s Tanked
Brett Raymer is Wayde King’s partner and COO of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing. There isn’t a fish tank big enough to hold his larger-than-life ideas and personality. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Brett is always ready to take on a new business venture so he jumped at the opportunity to help his family create their tank-building dream in Las Vegas. Known for his ability to wheel and deal and his somewhat impulsive confidence, Brett has brought Wayde some of his most loyal clients.
About the Show, Tanked
Following the antics of two brothers-in-law as they run the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the nation, Tanked immerses viewers in the high-decibel, family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM). Led by business partners, best friends (and often rivals) Wayde King and Brett Raymer, this 13,000 square foot tank building facility, located in Las Vegas, produces some of the most outrageous, larger-than-life and one-of-a-kind tanks for some of the most unusual fish and unique clients around.
ATM has created tanks to look like pyramids, spheres, phone booths, cars, kegs, the female anatomy and much more. Working with opinionated and outrageous family and staff, the show reveals the stress, success, and sometimes dysfunction of a family business that has been running strong for 14 years. Tanked brings the secrets of the underwater world to the surface with a comedic twist, leaving viewers bemused and captivated with each project from conception to final reveal.
One reader is going to win 4 adult tickets! Enter by letting me know if you have been to the show before by leaving a comment. Super easy!
Winner will be chosen at random tonight 9/5/13 at midnight.