HGTV and DIY Network Stars to Appear at the 2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The Crashers are coming to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.

Fans of HGTV and the DIY Network know that "The Crashers" are the expert designers and contractors who seek out people at home improvement stores who need renovation help. Once The Crashers find someone in need of help they spend just three days making over the person's bathroom, kitchen, or other area that needs renovation.

2014 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Starts March 5

The Muppets are coming to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be making their debut in a Muppet-themed topiary located in World Showcase when the Flower and Garden Festival returns to Epcot on March 5. The main entrance topiary display will feature Goofy, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck taking part in a butterfly hunt as they celebrate the return of spring.

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy Topiaries to Debut at the 21st Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

It isn't easy being green, but Kermit is going to give it a try at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival next year when he debuts as a topiary alongside his long-time love Miss Piggy. The dynamic duo will appear in the World Showcase topiary display.

The 21st annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival takes place from March 5 until May 18, and will feature nearly 100 topiaries.

HGTV Personalities for Food & Wine Fest Announced

HGTV stars and personalities will be lending their expertise during this fall's International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. Starting September 28, guests can catch sessions with the stars of HGTV about gardening, food and home entertaining Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the fest.

Kicking off the lineup on September 28 will be the winner of this season's "Design Star." Here's the complete list of personalities and dates:

September 28-30: "Design Star" Season 7 winner

October 5-7: Casey Noble, "Design on a Dime"

New Highlights For This Year's Food & Wine Fest

Though it's set to start this fall, it's never too early to start talking about Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival. For 2012, the festival is set to run 46 days (September 28 through November 12) and will have some new features as well as returning favorites.

HGTV Stars For Flower & Garden Fest Announced

Another Flower and Garden Festival guest favorite is back for 2012 as Disney and HGTV continue their partnership and bring special presentations and demonstrations to the fest.

Recently, Disney announced this year's lineup of stars from HGTV for the 2012 International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Here are the stars and the dates they are scheduled to appear:

  • March 9 - 11: John Gidding, HGTV's Curb Appeal: The Block
  • March 16 - 18: Sabrina Soto, HGTV's The High/Low Project

HGTV Seeking Applicants For "My Yard Goes Disney"

It's that time of year again - time to apply for HGTV's show "My Yard Goes Disney." Yes, producers are seeking applications again for the show which gives the yards of those who are chosen Disney theme park makeovers.

Last year, winners' yards were transformed with various Disney touches, including a Mickey Mouse shaped pool and a playhouse inspired by Tinkerbell. There were even themes based on Disney's Animal Kingdom and Pirates of the Caribbean. This year, there are eleven such makeovers planned.

Apply Now for "My Yard Goes Disney"

The folks at HGTV's summer series "My Yard Goes Disney" are seeking out new applicants who are interested in giving their yards the magical Disney treatment.

Jay Shatz, executive producer and director of the show, has now opened up his website,, for more applications. For the show's first season, applications were sought from those living in and near Orlando and Cincinnati. However, the contest appears to be open to people throughout the U.S.

HGTV Personalities Lineup Announced For Food & Wine Fest

Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival will get a dose of home and garden expertise this year as HGTV stars get set to share their knowledge. Recently, Disney Parks Blog announced this fall's lineup of celebs that will appear in seminars every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the fest.

Here's the lineup:

  • Sept. 30-Oct. 2: Vern Yip, "HGTV Design Star" and "HGTV Urban Oasis"
  • Oct. 7-9: Monica Pedersen, "Designed to Sell"
  • Oct. 14-16: Erin Loechner, "Design Happens"
  • Oct. 21-23: Taniya Nayak, "Designed to Sell"

Orlando and Cincinnati Families Could Win Backyard Makeover

Attention all Disney lovers living in the Cincinnati, Ohio, and Orlando, Florida, areas: HGTV and JayTV want to give your backyard a magical makeover. JayTV has teamed up with HGTV to offer a chance for some lucky families to receive an overhaul of their backyards.

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HGTV Stars Share Their Secrets at Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

HGTV and DIY Network Stars share their secrets with Disney Guests during the 20th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival running from March 6 " May 19, 2013 at the Epcot theme park. Taking place at the Festival Center, "The Designers' Stage Presented by HGTV" will host a different celebrity speaker each Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Festival.

20th Annual Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

No matter what your thermometer says outside (mine reads a whole 11 degrees today) Spring is just around the corner. That means it's time to get moving on plans for your trip to the 2013 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event, and you can be sure that Disney will be celebrating in grand style.

Frankenweenie Weekend Fun at Downtown Disney

It's a spectacularly spooky happening with your favorite characters from quirky Disney Movie Director Tim Burton. Just in time to celebrate Disney's new stop-motion animated movie "Frankenweenie," that's opening nation wide on October 5 in 3D. The Walt Disney World Resort is playing host host to a variety of engaging experiences inspired by the new movie and it's director!

Head to Downtown Disney's West Side Sept. 28 " 30, 2012 for:

Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book

For everyone that's headed down to the 2012 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, I have one "must" piece of advice for you. Head on over to the Disney Food Blog Store right now and download the Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival e-Book. It's over 160 pages of need to know information from the reigning expert on all things food at the Walt Disney World Resort, AJ Wolfe

Gardening Enthusiasts Find Lots of Inspiration at Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival

Recently, I had the opportunity to take in a day at Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival. One of the biggest and most anticipated annual events held at Walt Disney World, the Flower and Garden Festival, which is co-sponsored by HGTV, boasts acres and acres of gorgeous blooms, more than 75 Disney character topiaries and other special displays, and scores of seminars and chats.

Things To Do for Free at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival

Epcot's 16th Annual Food & Wine Festival is about to start! From September 30th until November 13th, 2011, Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot Theme Park becomes the center of the culinary world. The cost of festival entry is included in your ticket to Epcot, but adding on special events at can get expensive. Never fear, we're here to show you how to enjoy the delights while staying on budget.