Fresh Ideas Stage Downtown Raleigh Home Show

Fresh Ideas Stage (2016 Show)

Our Fresh Ideas 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! 

Visit our Speakers & Celebrities page to see what's in store this fall at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show.

The Recipe Cooking Stage

The Recipe Cooking Stage News & Observer Downtown Raleigh Home Show

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Calling all foodies! The kitchen is the always busiest room under the roof, and that's sure to be case at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show with the return of The Recipe Cooking Stage presented by The News & Observer & built by Kitchen Recreations. The Triangle's favorite chefs take the stage daily for cooking demos, where the audience is encouraged to interact with Q and A. The best part? Samples.

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Interior Decor Raleigh

Shipping containers-turned-living spaces– the hottest upcycling home design trend. At the show, you can tour four containers re-imagined as interior spaces by the American Society of Interior Designers AIRD Student Chapter and provided by Carolina Containers & Transport. Attendees can VOTE at the show for their favorite container for a chance to win a consultation from the winning container student designer!

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Homegrown Marketplace Downtown Raleigh Home Show

Homegrown Marketplace

Stop by the Homegrown Marketplace in the 100 aisle to shop for home design, decor & accessories that support local businesses!

  • Kamiya Furniture Gallery
  • Sankofa Ethnic Beads & Baskets
  • Sluice Hammocks
  • Ugly Box Studios
  • Left Behind Photography
  • H&R Designs
  • The Traditional Craftsman
  • Shell We See Designs
  • Glowing Wood Sculptures
  • SUR Furniture
  • And more!

    The Resting Round (2016 Show)

    Wells Fargo Raleigh

    The Resting Round, sponsored exclusively by Wells Fargo, is a luxury lounge on our show floor strictly designed for our guests to sit, relax and enjoy the show. Located in the center of our show, this space is designed by the American Society of Interior Designers AIRD Student Chapter to provide an environment to rest your weary feet and take a deep breath and enjoy the view. Furniture provided by CORT Furniture Clearance Center.

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    Luxury Living Scapes Patio Design Raleigh Home Show

    Luxury Living Scapes Inc., a returning Feature Sponsor of the Downtown Raleigh Home Show, has built their brand and reputation over the last 11 years making them one of Raleigh’s premier landscapers. Come in, sit down, and relax in their Outdoor Oasis on the 1200 aisle of the show!


    Raleigh Landscaper

    RB Landscaping returns to the Downtown Raleigh Home Show as a Feature Sponsor, showcasing a treehouse, zipline, patio, deck, fireplace, outdoor kitchen, plants, water feature, and more in aisle 100 of the show!

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    Hero Day

    Friday, September 15th, 2017, is Hero Day! We invite Active & Retired Military, First Responders, and Teachers to attend the show free of charge. Simply present valid ID at the box office. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you. Please note, this offer is valid on Friday only and does not extend to family members.