The Southern Ideal Home Show Announces Fall Show Featuring Life-Changing Home Products, Local Art, Food and More

RALEIGH, N.C. – (July 18, 2016)The Southern Ideal Home Show, the Triangle’s largest home and garden event, is gearing up for its fall show Sept. 23-25 in Raleigh. The three-day showcase will be held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and will feature more than 300 top area professionals in home and garden.

One of the headliners of the show will be Boyce Thompson, author of The New New Home, presenting 10 of the most innovative new home products for 2016. Many of the products are easy for homeowners to install themselves and include robots that monitor indoor air pollution, 3D printers that print actual homes, countertops that charge phones and more. Guests will be able to tour an interactive exhibit where they can touch and try these life-changing products.

In addition to the cutting-edge home items, the Showcase of Local Artists will make its debut at the fall show. Held in the Exposition Center, the showcase will feature 10-15 talented local artists from the Triangle with their work available for viewing and purchase.  Back by popular demand, Brews and Bites, where guests can enjoy locally-crafted beers with savory foods created by top chefs and businesses in the Triangle, is returning to the show for a fourth time.

Guests are encouraged to come with their to-do lists as this year’s show will feature more ideas and solutions than ever before. The show will spotlight what’s trending in home improvement, building, kitchen and bath, outdoor living, interior decorating and more. Don’t miss old favorites such as shopping the Partners in Design Sale and Ask TheHomeMag Aisle and get a head start on your home projects by registering online at for a chance to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree to shop the show.

Advance tickets are available at Walgreen’s locations throughout the Triangle beginning Aug. 22.  Tickets are available at the door for $9 and online for $8, and children under 15 are free with a paying adult. Friday is 55+ Day (tickets are $7 for anyone 55 and older) and Hero Day (free admission for active and former military, police, fire or EMT with valid identification). Parking is available and free of cost.

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About Southern Shows:

Southern Shows Inc. has produced high-quality consumer shows for more than 50 years. Family-owned and operated, Charlotte-based Southern Shows currently produces 18 separate events with a combined audited attendance of more than 600,000. For more information about attending or exhibiting at Southern Shows Inc. events in other markets, visit or call 800-849-0248.