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Host of This Old House Steve Thomas to Present at Western Carolina Home Show



2/24/2011 - Host of This Old House Steve Thomas to Present at Western Carolina Home Show


"Asheville, North Carolina is home to many beautiful homes and many old houses. Whether it is a rustic cabin in the mountains, or a historic bungalow in the city, many homeowners are do-it-yourselfers. There are many resources for home improvement education in the Asheville area, and many smart people taking advantage of it." - Ben Falcon 

 Now in its 36th year, the Western Carolina Home Show will feature Emmy-winning television host Steve Thomas. Thomas is best known for his 14 years as host of the award winning PBS Television series "This Old House". Asheville, North Carolina plays host to the annual home show for thousands of homeowners and do-it-yourselfers looking for what's new in the home building and remodeling industries.

The 36th Annual Western Carolina Home Show, which takes place in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, is bringing celebrated television personality, Steve Thomas, as keynote speaker for the weekend-long home improvement show.

Steve Thomas is most well known for his 14-year presence on PBS's This Old House. The program, which won 17 Emmy Awards during its run, documented and analyzed progress made during renovations of homes. Thomas's popularity as host of the show helped it grow into a groundbreaking home improvement program. This Old House remains one of PBS's most-watched shows, which is a credit to its knowledgeable and well-loved host.

More recently, Thomas's television resume branched out to the program "Renovation Nation" on the Discovery Communications' Planet Green Network, a channel dedicated to environmental awareness.

Thomas, as an eco-savvy host, took to the road in the home improvement program with an especially green perspective. The show focused on eco-smart improvements, sustainability, energy efficiency and environmentalism. Thomas taught viewers across the nation about practicing a green lifestyle by investigating different examples of green home improvement.

Steve Thomas will address Home Show attendees on Saturday, March 19 at 11:00AM at Asheville's Civic Center. A meet-and-greet session will immediately follow his presentation.

The Western Carolina Home Show remains the region's chief exposition for those interested in innovative home construction and remodeling, and will feature more than 175 companies providing products and services to this market. The Home Show, an annual event since 1976 will be showcased at the Civic Center March 18th through the 20th.

The Home Show runs Friday from 11:00AM to 8:00PM, Saturday from 10:00AM to 8:00PM, and Sunday 11:00AM to 5:00PM.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door each day of the show. Ticket cost is $6.00 each, with children under 12 entering free of charge. The Asheville Civic Center is located at 87 Haywood Street in downtown Asheville.

In addition to exhibits aimed at demonstrating products and services, the Home Show will also hold seminars throughout the weekend.


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