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 the Move-In, Show, and Move-Out hours with your team (scroll down for dates/times below).
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!
Everything you need to know about move-in, move-out, booth regulations, and more!
2019 Exhibitor Service Kit - SES Show Decorator
Order your booth carpet, chairs, tables, and more! Reminder: Flooring is required in all booths. Tables must be skirted to the floor.
MUST DO Checklist
Reminders for Booth Quality and Exhibition Guidelines
Wi-Fi Access Instructions
Wifi Network for Exhibitors Only: STATEFAIRVENDOR
Wifi Password: TBA (will be activated and posted closer to show and available on-site in the show office)
This network is for Exhibitors ONLY! Do not share password with attendees. They have the option of using the free public network STATEFAIRGROUNDSPUBLIC which requires no password and limits their connection time.
Hard-Line Internet Order Form
Liability Insurance Application
Map of Fairgrounds
The cost of basic electric is included with each booth space, but you need to request activation. Please email Erin Calabritto at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, March 22nd to request electrical service. Electrical services can be ordered at the show office in the Jim Graham building on-site during move-in, but will likely result in a longer wait time for activation.
Print and use these to collect leads at the show.
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!
Exhibitor Seminar PowerPoint: Tips & Tricks for Your Best Show Yet!
By request, here is the PowerPoint presented at our recent Exhibitor Training seminar.
HAVE YOU SET UP YOUR EXHIBITOR LISTING?
If you are a NEW exhibitor, please use these instructions to submit your Exhibitor Listing: CLICK HERE
Please note, there is no move-in on Sunday, March 31st, 2019!
Monday, April 1: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, April 2: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, April 3: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, April 4: 8:00am - 5:00pm*
*Drive-in access ends Thursday at noon to allow exhibitors with booths located in front of freight doors time to set up.
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 5, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7th, 2019: 6:01pm - 10:00pm
Monday, April 8th, 2019: 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. You may park vehicles around the Expo Center and Jim Graham Buildings in the regular parking areas (all are uncovered lots, mix of gravel, paved, and grassy areas). Trailers and box trucks may be parked on the Southwest side of the Jim Graham Building, downhill on the grassy lot towards the corner of Hillsborough St and Youth Center Blvd.
Show Guide - COMING SOON
Check back for a copy of the official Show Guide that will be distributed to the entire circulation of the News & Observer the Sunday prior to the show as well as available on-site (at the entrance to the show in the Exposition Center).
Deadline to book your booth space to be included in the printed Show Guide is Friday, March 1, 2019.
We have four categories with one award each. Awards are determined by show management. We take many things into consideration when deciding on award recipients, including but not limited to: overall contribution to the quality of the show, social media sharing, promoting attendance through distributing complimentary tickets, booth display quality, adherence to show regulations, and more. Awards are issued on Friday of the show.
- Exhibitor of the Year | Raleigh Spring 2019
- New Exhibitor of the Year | Raleigh Spring 2019
- Garden & Outdoor Design Exhibitor of the Year | Raleigh Spring 2019
- Home Improvement Exhibitor of the Year | Raleigh Spring 2019
Best of luck and thank you all for putting your best effort into making the Southern Ideal Home Show an outstanding experience for our consumers!
2019 EXHIBITOR WEB BUTTON
Bring potential customers to the show by providing this ticket discount on your website.
Just follow the below steps:
1. Save a copy of the button (right click & save the image to your computer)
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:
2019 MARKETING POSTER
Bring potential customers to the show by downloading and printing a ticket savings posters to display in your retail location. Click on the image below to download a PDF version.
Please note, the Hampton Inn closest to the NC State Fairgrounds is currently under remodeling/construction.
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
Comfort Inn & Suites Crabtree
5 mi. to Fairgrounds
Amenities: Complimentary hot breakfast, parking and wi-fi. Hotel is within walking distance of ample restaurants and shopping.
6209 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612
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
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