TLC's John Gidding

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! 

John Gidding of TLC's Trading Spaces (appeared at the 2019 show) joins us this year on Friday at 4pm and Saturday at 2pm and 4pm. Check out the stage schedule (coming soon for 2020) for a complete lineup of speakers and topics!

The Fresh Ideas Design Stage is located in the back of the Jim Graham building.

Shed with Decor and Lawnmower

BACKYARD SHED VILLAGE

Transform a regular shed into the perfect home office hideaway, kids' creative zone, or backyard bar, with inspiration from the Backyard Shed Village, sponsored by Leonard Buildings and Truck Accessories.

Located in the Jim Graham Building.

Patio with Chair

Outdoor Living Oasis

Stroll through the Outdoor Living Oasis throughout the Jim Graham Building for new ideas and inspiration to spruce up your curb appeal, presented by local landscape designers Standard Construction & Landscaping, RB Landscaping, Majestic Outdoors, and COVIS Raleigh.



Painted Furniture

Habitat for Humanity Furniture Flip Auction

We’re teaming up with the Triangle's most talented furniture artists for our second Habitat for Humanity Furniture Flip Auction. These pre-loved furniture pieces have been upcycled into swoon-worthy décor fit for a second chance at love. All silent auction proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, so come out and bid for your chance to take home these one-of-a-kind pieces at our silent auction, located in the Jim Graham Building.

Habitat for Humanity LogoPresented in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, serving Wake and Johnston Counties.

Woman Painting Picture Frame

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.

Click here for a schedule of our Make It, Take It Workshops! The workshop is located at the back of the Jim Graham building, next to the Fresh Ideas Design Stage.

TheHomeMag Raleigh Cover

Ask TheHomeMag Red Carpet Aisle

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 for the red carpet aisle in the Jim Graham Building.

Donate & Save On Admission: Pet Supply Drive

Second Chance Pet Adoptions LogoThe Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show is hosting a pet supply drive all three days of the show, benefiting Second Chance Pet Adoptions, the oldest no-kill rescue organization in Wake County, NC! Simply bring a donated item to the Box Office at the show entrance (Exposition Center) and receive half-off adult admission (regularly $10). One donation from the list below per discounted admission.

Second Chance Pet Adoptions will be at the show, at the show entrance, on Saturday from 10am-12pm!

For Dogs:
1+ bag Purina One Healthy Puppy dry food
1+ bag Purina One Adult Chicken and Rice dry food
12+ cans Pedigree canned puppy food

For Cats:
1+ bag Purina One Healthy Kitten dry food
1+ bag Purina One Tender Selects Chicken and Rice Adult Cat dry food
12+ cans Fancy Feast canned kitten food (turkey flavor)

General:
12+ pack paper towels
6+ bottles antibacterial liquid hand soap
100oz+ of liquid or 100ct pods dishwasher detergent
50oz+ of liquid high efficiency laundry detergent (high-efficiency only please!)
3+ reams of copy paper

American Flag on House

HERO DAY - FREE ADMISSION

Friday, April 3, 2020 is Hero Day! We invite Active & Retired Military, Veterans, and First Responders to attend the show free of charge with valid ID at the box office. One complimentary admission per ID. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you.

Child Dressed as Superhero

Teacher Day - Free Admission

Teacher Day is Sunday, April 5, 2020! We invite local educators to attend the show free of charge with valid faculty ID at the box office. For your service to our community, we thank you.