Please check back closer to the show for 2019 updates!


If you are unable to find the information you need within this Exhibitor Kit, click here to contact a member of the show team to assist. We are here to help you have a great show-- thank you for exhibiting with us!

For assistance on show-site: Show management is located in the Show Office in the Jim Graham Building near the exterior doors that face the Expo Center (look for signs). The Southern Exposition Services Desk (carpet rentals, forklift service, freight deliveries, etc) is located in the hallway outside of the Show Office in the Graham Building. For assistance with power, water, or hardline internet, please visit the Show Office and we will contact fairgrounds maintenance on your behalf. 

The Wifi at the Fairgrounds is free of charge, simply connect to the State Fair Vendor network and use the password: TBD - Available closer to the show

SHOW OFFICE PHONE NUMBER:  TBD - Available closer to the show

How to Use this Exhibitor Kit

Welcome to your Exhibitor Kit! Please use the following links to learn more about what you need to do to prepare for the show. Wondering where to start? New and returning exhibitors should all follow these critical steps for success:

1. Review the Exhibitor Manual with your show staff.
2. Place orders for show decorator services and utilities prior to the show.
3. Review Move-In and Move-Out information with your staff.
4. Go over the Must-Do checklist to ensure your booth and staff are show ready.
5. Contact us with questions; we're here to help you have a great show!

Important Documents (2018 docs below, 2019 docs will be updated closer to the show):

Exhibitor Manual
Everything you need to know about move-in, move-out, booth regulations, and more!
Must-Do Checklist
Reminders for Booth Quality and Exhibition Guidelines

Decorator Manual
Order your booth carpet, chairs, tables, and more!
Pre-order discount deadline is August 30th!

Electrical Services
Basic electrical service is complimentary with your booth space; however, you must order at least two weeks prior to show in order for it to be activated. Email with your booth number, company name, and whether you need basic or advanced electrical (will confirm receipt).
Place your order by September 7th!

Marketing Opportunities
Hard-Line Internet Order Form
Map of Fairgrounds
Lead Card
Exhibitor Seminar PowerPoint Presentation


Please click here for instructions to submit your Exhibitor Listing, highlighting your company's presence in the show for our attendees both before and after the show.


Monday, September 16, 2019 TBD
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 8:00am - 5:00pm (drive-in access cannot be guaranteed after 12:00pm)

Hours subject to change.

Show Dates & Hours:

Friday, September 20, 2019 | 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 11:00am - 6:00pm


Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 6:01pm - 10:00pm
Monday, September 23, 2019 | 8:00am - 3:00pm

All exhibits must be completely cleared from the show floor no later than 3:00pm.


Free and Unlimited.


Bring potential customers to the show by providing this ticket discount on your website. Just follow the below steps:

1. Click here to save a copy of the button (then right click and save the image).

2. Have your web developer upload the web button to your website.

3. Once the button is uploaded have your web developer link the button to:


Wingate by Wyndham State Arena Hotel Ral
2 mi. from Fairgrounds
Amenities:  Spacious modern guest rooms designed for the business traveler with in-room safes.  FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast daily with hot items available.  FREE Manager’s Social with Beer, Wine and hors d’oeurves:  Monday- Thursday 5pm-8pm.  FREE Wired and Wireless Internet.  24 Hour Courtesy Shuttle to and from RDU Airport.  Courtesy Shuttle within 5 mile radius of the hotel to local businesses.  On-site Business Center.  24 Hour fitness center with PreCor equipment and free weights.  Indoor heated pool with Whirlpool.  Each guest room has a refrigerator, microwave, laptop capable safe and a 42” flat screen TV.

6115 Corporate Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-847-7383

Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree
5 mi. to Fairgrounds
Complimentary hot breakfast, parking and wi-fi. Hotel is within walking distance of ample restaurants and shopping.

6209 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone: 919-782-1112

Hyatt Place
2 mi. from Fairgrounds
Shuttle Service available to NC State Fairgrounds based on availability

Amenities: Oversized suites with sitting area, dry bar and an attached King or Double sleeping room. Each suite features State-of-the-art media and work center, high definition 42” plasma television that integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, a video and music entertainment system, plush Hyatt grand bed, and upgraded bathrooms with granite vanity area. Complimentary parking for individuals and buses, complimentary high speed wireless internet service, complimentary hot breakfast buffet, complimentary fitness center and outdoor swimming pool, personal voice-mail, Hyatt Gold Passport Points. The hotel offers complimentary parking for 400 cars, saving up to $18.00 per day, complimentary transfers to and from RDU airport, saving up to $55.00 for your guest and the hotel is Recipients of the 2013 JD Powers & Associates Hotel Guest Satisfaction Award for Best Upscale Property.

710 Corporate Center Dr
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-233-2205 or 1-800-492-8847

Hawthorn Suites Raleigh-Cary
3 miles/7 minutes from the Fairgrounds
Amenities: Newly renovated 100% non-smoking, spacious rooms equipped with cook tops with granite counter tops (all utensils supplied), HDTV, full size refrigerator, complimentary free hot breakfast daily, WI-FI, weekly evening social hour – Monday through Wednesday 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, 24-hour business center, workout area, and laundry facility.

1020 Buck Jones Rd
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-468-4222

Ramada Raleigh
0.4 miles from the Fairgrounds
Amenities: Complimentary hot breakfast buffet for guest, complimentary wireless internet, 24 hour deluxe business center, full service restaurant and lounge, room service, outdoor pool, fitness center, 100% non-smoking  rooms, pet rooms available upon request, based on availability ($25 pet fee per stay).

1520 Blue Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-832-4100