Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show

  • Dates: 9/15/2023, 9/16/2023, 9/17/2023
  • Venue: North Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Phone: 888.248.9751
  • Times: 11am-8pm
  • Admission: Adults (13+), $12; Online tickets, $9


As the upsurge in home improvement projects continues well into 2022, the fall edition of the Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show brings consumers face to face with industry professionals for consultations and advice, as well as showcasing the latest products in kitchens, bath, outdoor spaces, gardening and much more.

In addition to project inspiration and information from home improvement pros, the Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show includes a special guest appearance by Myron Mixon (aka “the winningest man in barbecue”). Since starring in BBQ Pitmasters on TLC and Destination America, the four-time world barbecue champion and The New York Times best-selling cookbook author founded Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ Restaurants and introduced his own line of smokers/grills, barbecue sauces, rubs and seasonings. Mixon, who also happens to be the four-term mayor of Unadilla, Georgia, talks all things barbecue, including how to prepare the perfect brisket, on the Fresh Ideas Stage Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.

Other show highlights include Backyard Getaways, spectacular outdoor living areas—built right on the show floor—that will inspire guests to create their own personal oasis with landscaping, hardscaping and outdoor decor ideas; Make It, Take It Workshops with Hello Yellow Art Studio, where kids can show off their creativity (daily, noon-4 p.m.); and the Fresh Ideas Stage, featuring experts on home organizing, composting, interior design, landscaping and more.