Based on the NC State Fairgrounds’ closing of all public events of 100 people or more, the Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show scheduled for April 3-5, 2020 has been cancelled. Be safe, and we look forward to seeing you at our Fall show, September 18-20, 2020.

Dates & Hours

Friday, April 9, 2021  10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
Saturday, April 10, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 11, 202111:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


As always, we have TWO BUILDINGS packed with exhibits: the Exposition Center and Jim Graham Building! There will be a box office to purchase tickets in the entrance to BOTH buildings this year! Online and all other ticket-holders will be able to enter the show at BOTH buildings. Will Call will ONLY be located in the entrance to the Exposition Center. Enjoy the show!

General Admission

Admission passes are valid for entry any one day of the show (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday).

Adults (Online) $9
Adults (Box Office) $12  
Children Ages 12 & Under FREE

2020 Special Admission Days - 2021 dates will be updated closer to the event

Senior Day: Friday, April 3rd, 2020. Tickets for Seniors 60+ are available for $6 online and at the box office with valid ID.

Hero Day: Friday, April 3rd, 2020. We invite Active & Retired Military, Veterans, and First Responders to attend the show free of charge. Simply present valid ID at the box office. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you!

Trade Day: Friday, April 3rd, 2020. We are offering complimentary admission on Trade Day to those employed in a skilled trade, members of a trade organization, or students enrolled in a vocational school, with ID at the box office.

Teacher Day: Sunday, April 5th, 2020. Teachers will receive complimentary admission to the show with valid faculty ID at the box office on Sunday. For your service to our community, we thank you!

Will Call

Will Call is located at the Exposition Center Box Office. Tickets are filed by last name.

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Show Location

North Carolina State Fairgrounds
TWO Buildings: Exposition Center & Jim Graham Building

1025 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607


Parking is free. Enter on Hillsborough St., Youth Center Rd, and Blue Ridge Rd.