It’s more than just a home show. It’s more than just a trusted marketplace. It’s the Southern Ideal Home Show – the Triangle’s largest home and garden event year after year. This weekend, you can stop by the North Carolina State Fairgrounds from April 7 – 9 to experience the magic. If you think that this show wasn’t made for you, think again. Here’s a preview of what to expect at this year’s home show in order to make the most of your visit. Don’t forget to stop by the New Homes & Ideas booth to grab a copy of our new spring issue!

 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, April 7; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 8; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 9

Where: North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh

Cost: $10 (special discounts and pricing info can be found on the website)


Every year, the Southern Ideal Home Show draws more than 300 of the area’s top professionals in home and garden. Aside from being able to have a face-to-face conversation with vendors, you’ll also get a chance to see what’s trending in remodeling, shop for interior décor, get the chance to remodel your kitchen or bath, take on a renovation project, or amp up your outdoor living arrangement. Aside from this, celebrity guests Kortney and Dave Wilson will be taking the stage at 1:30 pm on Saturday, and are hosted by New Homes & Ideas Magazine.

You won’t have to leave for anything while cruising through the fairgrounds, with brews and bites on hand at all times. A showcase of local artists will have their work on display, and you’ll also get the chance to win prizes and promotions.

Celebrity Guests

HGTV series “Masters of Flip” stars Kortney and Dave Wilson are headlining the Southern Ideal Home Show, and you’ll get the chance to meet them! The married couple started out as country musicians until they found that flipping houses and focusing on interior design were their true interests.

On Saturday afternoon, the Wilsons will give a presentation detailing ideas on how to add value to your home, and will also touch on layered lighting in your home. After the slide show performance, Kortney and Dave will hold a meet-and-greet with fans next to the stage.

If you have any questions for the design stars, be sure to submit them to us in order to have them answered for you!

Prizes and Promotions

Do you have some spring renovations that you want to take on, but don’t have it in your budget? Get a head start by entering to win $1,000 towards your shopping at the show by entering here.

Interior Décor

From window treatments to a new bed, the Southern Ideal Home Show will be sure to have everything that you’re looking for when it comes to interior inspiration. Meet designers with a fresh perspective and an eye for design to chat with, or give your windows a facelift with new treatments.

Is it the perfect bed that you’ve been searching for? Sleep Number will be present with a variety of options to choose from. Aside from that, pick up a quick accent piece that will be sure to wow for the next time you have guests over for dinner.

Brews and Bites

No show is complete without food and drink, and that’s why the Southern Ideal Home Show will be prepared. Here’s a list of all of the food and beverage participants for this year’s show:

  • Adams Vineyards & Winery
  • good
  • Bond Brothers Beer Company
  • City Barbeque
  • Dame’s Chicken & Waffles
  • Fogwood Food
  • Raleigh Brewing Co.
  • Zoe’s Kitchen
  • Coffee & Crepes

Outdoor Living

Maybe it’s time to finally install a pool. Or maybe you’ve been dying to add some colorful stones on the walkway to your garden. No matter how big or small your task is, the Southern Ideal Home Show will have professionals present that can take your dream from vision to life.

Find landscaping, pool and deck, and outdoor furniture businesses at the show in order to turn your back yard into the perfect place to escape to.

Here’s a full list of exhibitors that will be present at the show, and don’t forget to submit a question to us for Kortney and Dave Wilson. For more info, on general information and the schedule of events, visit the Southern Ideal Home Show’s site.

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