The Southern Ideal Home Show Announces Spring Show Featuring HGTV's Chip Wade

The Southern Ideal Home Show, the Triangle’s largest home and garden event, is gearing up for its spring show April 8-10 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.

Headlining this year’s show is celebrity guest Chip Wade, co-host of HGTV’s newest show Wise Buys. Wise Buys features Wade and his realtor wife, Pauli, as they use their expert knowledge to help other couples learn the ins and outs of home buying and renovation. In each episode, Pauli chooses 3-4 houses that fit the criteria of their clients, but also showcases great strategies for getting an excellent deal.

In addition to Wise Buys, Wade also hosts HGTV’s Elbow Room and often appears in the role of carpenter or contractor on HGTV shows such as Curb Appeal: The Block and Designed to Sell. Wade will present The Art of the Amazing Space: Lessons Learned from 10 Years of TV Makeovers on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. Following each presentation, Wade will host a Meet and Greet session for fans to take pictures and get autographs.

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, as well as new exhibits including Carolina Pottery and the Reuse Warehouse. The Home Show will also showcase the third edition of Brews & Bites, where guests will enjoy locally-crafted beers with savory foods created by top chefs and businesses in the Triangle. Get a head start on your spring projects by registering online at for a chance to win a $1,000 Shopping Spree Gift Certificate to shop at the show.

Advance tickets are available at Walgreen’s locations throughout the Triangle beginning March 7. Tickets are available online and at the door for $9, 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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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