2018 Exhibitor Manual
Everything you need to know about move-in, move-out, booth regulations, and more!

Decorator Manual (2018 update will be posted closer to the show)
Order your booth carpet, chairs, tables, and more!

MUST DO Checklist (2018 update will be posted closer to the show)
Reminders for Booth Quality and Exhibition Guidelines

Wi-Fi Access Instructions

Hard-Line Internet Order Form

Map of Fairgrounds

Electrical Services
Basic electric is included with each booth space. Please contact Erin Calabritto at at least two weeks prior to the show to make arrangements for special electrical requirements.

Floor Plan (2018 update will be posted closer to the show)

Lead Card
Print and use these to collect leads at the show

Marketing Opportunities
Are you looking for a way to get a leg up on the competition... stand out from the crowd... drive booth traffic or create awareness? We have affordable OPTIONS!


If you are a NEW exhibitor, please use these instructions to submit your Exhibitor Listing: CLICK HERE

If you are a RETURNING exhibitor, please use these instructions to review or update your Exhibitor Listing: CLICK HERE


Please note, there is no move-in on Sunday, April 1, 2018
Monday, April 2:  
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 3:  
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 4:  
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, April 5:  8:00am - 5:00pm

All exhibit booths must be set up by 5pm on Thursday; there is no setup allowed on Friday morning. Please note, there is no longer a "Preview Night" on Thursday. Hours subject to change.

Show Dates & Hours:

Friday, April 6, 2018  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 7, 2018  
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8, 2018  
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, September 24, 2017:  6:01pm - 10:00pm
Monday, September 25, 2017:  8:00am - 3:00pm

Please note, the show floor in both buildings must be clear of all exhibit booths, materials, and vehicles no later than 3pm on Monday or you may be assessed a cleanup fee.


Free and Unlimited.


Wingate by Wyndham State Arena Hotel Ral
2 mi. from Fairgrounds
Special Fairgrounds Rate: $94 per night Deadline by 4/05/2017
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