This weekend marks the 31st annual Deseret News Fall Home Show, a 3-day-long weekend of home renovation tips, DIY ideas and advice from industry experts. Take the opportunity to talk to designers about flooring, windows, heating, lighting, garages, home renovation and everything in between.

Aside from the expo, special events and seminars will be going on at the show all weekend.

Robert and Cortney Novogratz of Bravo TV's "9 by Design", famous for the innovative abilities to renovate condemned living spaces in New York City into stylish homes, will take the stage Friday and Saturday. The duo will give show go-ers unique ideas for affordable design mixing new and old pieces, as well as how to turn trash into treasure.

Friday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Local experts Larry Sagers of "The Greenhouse" radio show, Elana Johnson, the interior specialist for "Home Depot" and Ken Roesbery, "The Grocery Guru" will all be giving hands-on seminars and demonstrations on how to improve your interior, exterior and in between.

This year features the first local chef "Throwdown" cooking competition pitting Chef Bryan Woolley against some of the states favorite radio and TV culinary greats. Those with a sweet tooth can indulge in the "Cupcake Challenge" featuring sweet treats from Romina Rasmssen of 'Les Madelines', Leslie Fiet of 'Mini's Cupcakes' and Megan Faulkner Brown of 'The Sweet Tooth Fairy'. Steve Hatch and Katie Masterson, owners of 'Hatch Family Chocolates' and stars of TLC's 'The Little Chocolatiers' will also take the stage all three days

Chef Throwdown: Friday Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 9 at 12 p.m.

Cupcake Challenge: Saturday, Oct. 9 at 3 p.m.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, The Gateway will be sponsoring a 'Think Pink' Fashion Show featuring the latest fall fashion trends and inspiring stories of survival.

Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1 p.m.

Looking to save energy and money? Take a peak around the Energy Star House, an interactive exhibit featuring multiple rooms, hands-on activities and information on how to make simple, energy-efficient adjustments to your home.

The show runs Friday, Oct. 8 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday Oct. 9, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased here.

Salt Lake magazine readers have an opportunity to attend the show for free! Tell us in a comment below your big plans for home renovation or what you are most looking forward to seeing at the show for your chance to win two tix to the expo!