Where: Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium.
What's new: Purple Backyard Paradise: a 40-by-60-foot football-themed, landscaped backyard with a patio shaped like the NFL's Vince Lombardi trophy, complete with fire pit, outdoor kitchen and big-screen TV.
Returning favorites: Tim Nyberg and Jim Berg return as the Duct Tape Guys, a comedy duo and authors of seven books about the sticky stuff. And members of the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Interior Design have their "Ask a Designer" booth: get 20 minutes of free, one-on-one advice. Also, more than 300 home-improvement exhibits and lots of exhibits focusing on food, fitness, travel and family fun.
More info: mdhomeandgarden.com/fall