FRESH IDEAS DESIGN STAGE
Our Fresh Ideas Design Stage features presentations from your favorite home improvement and design experts including celebrities from hit design shows, the hottest DIY blogs, and local home and garden pros!
Check out our lineup of speakers and celebrities.
Make It, Take It Workshops
Get your hands dirty this year with our free hands-on workshops. Learn directly from the experts, test new products and take home your own creation in this interactive DIY feature.
A schedule of our Make It, Take It Workshops is posted here!
We’re teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County ReStores for our first ever Upcycle Challenge. Raleigh’s favorite bloggers and designers will come together to show visitors how creative they can be at turning something old into something new! These pre-loved pieces have been upcycled to a swoon-worthy décor item fit for a second chance at love. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.
Don't miss your chance to take home these one-of-a-kind pieces at our silent auction (located in the Jim Graham Building) upcycled by some of the Triangle's most talented furniture artists, including:
- The Mercantile
- Boho Boutique
- The Market at Three Little Birds
- Jennifer Shepard
- Home to Roost
- A Welcome Home
- Checkered Chair
- St. Clair’s Décor
- The Painted Sisters at The Perfect Piece
- HG Designs at The Mercantile
- Pop of Paint
- In Sweet Time
The Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show is the place to see an expansive outdoor living space built right inside the Fairgrounds by landscape and outdoor living designers, Standard Construction & Landscaping, RB Landscaping, Majestic Outdoors, and more!
Touch of Home Market
It’s a shopping destination within our show for the touches that make a house feel like a home: local art, handmade items, home décor, pet products, gourmet gifts, and more. Located in the Exposition Center.
TheHomeMag is delighted to sponsor the Ask TheHomeMag Aisle at the show. Their exclusive aisle will feature professionals who can assist you with every aspect of your home improvement project, whether it’s a kitchen, bathroom or whole-house remodel. We will even have experts on the aisle to assist with HVAC, garage doors and storage, window cleaning, deck restoration, solar energy, clean water, gutters, and so much more! Look out for the red carpet aisle in the Jim Graham Building.
HERO DAY - EXTENDED!
All active military personnel, veterans. fire, police & first responders receive free admission with a valid ID at the box office.
They’re unsung heroes every day but never more so than during times of crisis in our community. This weekend Friday through Sunday, the show is extending complimentary admission for all first responders, EMTs, police, medical personnel, and Duke Energy employees (with proper ID). Show ID at the Box Office and receive a complimentary ticket.
Teacher Day is Sunday, September 23. We invite educators to attend the show free of charge with valid faculty ID at the box office.