Patric Richardson


Appearance sponsored by Spectrum. Before there was a TV show, and before there was a book, Patric Richardson loved laundry.  When he was barely 3 years old, Santa brought him a toy washing machine, fueling a passion already inside him and presenting itself when he helped hang clothes on the clothesline or fold the sheets with his beloved Granny Dude.

As a child, he loved clothes, both wearing them and their care.  Voted best dressed in 8th grade and in high school, the path was set. He studied Merchandising Apparel and Textiles at the University of Kentucky then left for an incredible career in luxury fashion at McAlpins, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.  Time in these legendary stores taught him 2 major lessons, that incredible clothes are fun, and that all clothing, regardless of price can be cared for at home.

Opening his designer vintage store, Mona Williams, in 2013 Patric embarked on the next step in his journey.  The store carried a small, but curated collection of fine laundry products, sparking the curiosity of the Minneapolis/St Paul community.  This curiosity only grew when the Twin Cities newspaper, the Star Tribune, featured Patric and his love of laundering everything, from cashmere sweaters to tailored suits at home.  This publicity completely changed his direction into the world of laundry and clothing care.

Patric started sharing his expertise at his much talked about, and often sold out, Laundry Camps, teaching people new and better ways to care for all of their apparel and home textiles.  These camps sparked a revolution, prompting a book Laundry Love, now in its fourth printing and a television show, The Laundry Guy on HGTV and Discovery+.  Patric has been featured in both local and national media including  Live with Kelly and Ryan, the Washington Post,  Better Homes and Gardens, Good Morning LA, the Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, The New York Times, WGN, Twin Cities Live, the Pioneer Press, GMA3, Martha Stewart Living, The Tamron Hall Show, and internationally with the BBC, The Globe and Mail and Die Welt. 

Patric continues his love of laundry and home in St Paul MN with his partner and a very well cared for Lime tree.


Appearing on stage, Friday March 22nd at 2:00 PM and Saturday, March 23rd at 3:00 PM.


Sponsored by:

Kelsey-Luke- WebsiteLuke Bender & Kelsey Keserich

Luke Bender grew up on a farm in Nebraska working for his father's construction company before moving to Denver in 2015. Kelsey was raised in Northeast Ohio where she worked as a professional dancer for the Cleveland Cavaliers before moving out West. They both lived separately in Denver for several years before meeting at Mercedes-Benz in 2019. After taking a road trip down the coast of Oregon, they decided to pursue a life on the road creating memories with their two matching pups, Sadie and Sally. In 2021, they sold their home in Colorado and began building a new one inside of a retired mini School Bus. They hit the road unfinished in 2022 and have been on a full-time field trip ever since!

Luke and Kelsey will be appearing on the Main Stage, talking about living a nomadic lifestyle, on Friday, March 22, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. Follow their journey on Instagram: @BenderAndTheBeauty. For more information or any questions, please reach out!


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.