When Patric Richardson was 3 years old, Santa brought him a toy washing machine, fueling a passion that already presented itself whenever he helped his Granny Dude with her laundry. He studied merchandising apparel and textiles at the University of Kentucky and then left for a career in luxury fashion at McAlpins, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. Time spent in these legendary stores taught him that all clothing, regardless of price, can be cared for at home. Patric opened his designer vintage store, Mona Williams, in 2013 at Mall of America. The store carried a small, curated collection of fine laundry products, completely changing his direction into the world of laundry and clothing care. Patric started sharing his expertise at his often sold-out Laundry Camps, where he taught people new and better ways to care for their apparel and home textiles. These camps sparked a revolution, prompting the book, “Laundry Love,” now in its fourth printing, and a television show, “The Laundry Guy,” on HGTV and Discovery+.


Patric will be appearing on the Main Stage on Friday, March 24th at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Matt Fox


A show favorite, Matt Fox returns as this year’s main stage emcee, where he will delight show visitors with his quick wit, home improvement knowledge and special educational presentations. Matt is best known for creating and co-hosting the first and longest-running show to air on HGTV, “Room by Room,” as well as hosting and producing the public television series, “Around the House with Matt and Shari.” Learn more from his website,

Note: Celebrities will greet as many guests as possible; however, due to demand and presentation schedule time constraints, everyone in line may not be able to be accommodated. Ticket admission does not guarantee a meet-and-greet, photos or autographs with celebrities.