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

‘Crashers’ Break New Ground at Festival Center

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Superstars of HGTV and DIY Network shows will appear at the 21st Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival presented by HGTV between March 5 and May 18, 2014. Three HGTV stars will “crash” the festival for the first time: Matt Blashaw from “Yard Crashers,” Matt Muenster from “Bath Crashers” and Alison Victoria from “Kitchen Crashers.”

The popular HGTV celebrities will meet festival guests and showcase expert tips and clever tricks at noon and 3 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday on The Designers’ Stage presented by HGTV at the Festival Center. The Crashers and their crews are known for plucking regular folks out of home improvement stores to help them – in just three days – make over the family’s yard, bathroom or kitchen.  Also new to this year’s festival are “Renovation Raiders” star Amy Matthews and Chip Wade, who started with John Gidding on “Curb Appeal” and now has his own hit show, “Elbow Room.”

HGTV/DIY favorites returning to this year’s festival include Vern Yip, “Design Star” judge, Florida’s own David “Color Splash” Bromstad, John Gidding of “Curb Appeal” and HGTV Star Genevieve Gorder.  Here’s the lineup (subject to change):

  •  March 7-9 - Vern Yip, ”Design Star”
  •  March 14-16 - Chris Lambton,“Going Yard”
  • March 21-23 - Matt Blashaw, “Yard Crashers”
  • March 28-30 - Matt Muenster, ”Bath Crashers”
  • April 4-6 - Taniya Nayak, ”House Hunters on Vacation”
  • April 11-13 - Amy Matthews, “Renovation Raiders”
  • April 18-20 - John Gidding, ”Curb Appeal”
  • April 25-27 - David Bromstad,“Color Splash”
  • May 2-4 - Chip Wade, ”Elbow Room”
  • May 9-11 - Genevieve Gorder, HGTV Star
  • May 16-18 - Alison Victoria, ”Kitchen Crashers”

Presentations by HGTV and DIY Network stars and all gardening programs and exhibits are included with admission to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.  For more information, call 407/W-DISNEY (934-7639) or visit www.EpcotinSpring.com.