Sep 16, 2022, 17:50 PM

We’re all looking for ways to master new skills that improve our lives – and if you’re looking for improvement when it comes to all things home, the Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show offers five “courses” you can master in just one visit.  

  1. Become A Grill Master. Tailgate season is in full swing, and that means many of you are hitting the grill hard to create winning BBQ for your family and friends. Come out to the Home Show on Saturday, September 17 at 2 p.m. and get a master class from the “winningest man in BBQ”, Myron Mixon. This five-time world champion (and four-term Mayor of Unadilla, Georgia) will share his coveted grill and BBQ segments for winning the grill game all season long.
  2. Become a Patron Of The Arts. During a visit to the show, you can encourage the next generation of young artists by bringing the kids to the pop up Hello Yellow Art Studio. Drop in anytime at their on-site studio in the Jim Graham Building between NOON and 4pm each day of the show for a FREE hands-on art project.
  3. Become A Petal Pusher. Since the dawn of the pandemic, many of us have harnessed the power of live plants and flowers in our living environment to boost mood and mental health. If you’re looking to be an even better Plant Mama and bring some Mother Nature into your home décor, we’ve got a couple ways you can become a petal pusher at the show. First, stop by the super charming (and Insta-worthy) Rooted Plant Supply school bus where you can adopt a new indoor or outdoor plant. Also, back by popular demand check out the lush outdoor living spaces created by Majestic Outdoors and  RB Landscaping at the show.
  4. Become A Savvy Saver.  It’s easy to master the art of saving money at the Fairgrounds Raleigh Home Show. Hot tip: many of our exhibitors offer show only specials and their lowest prices of the season for show guests. So if you have a specific project in mind, be sure to review the roster of companies offering discounts at Show Specials | Fairgrounds Fall Southern Ideal Home Show ( You can also learn how to combat the rising price of groceries by listening to Faye Prosser, WRAL’s Smart Shopper and her tips for How To Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half (presentations daily).

  5. Become A Mini Marie Kondo. Have you ever used “Marie Kondo” as a verb, as in “I’m going to ‘Marie Kondo’ my dresser drawers this weekend”? Become a mini Marie Kondo at the show with local organizer Maria Butler of Clearly Organized NC. Maria is sharing her best, easy-to-apply tips for Home Organizing 101. She’ll be presenting on the Fresh Ideas Stage on Saturday, September 17 at noon and again on Sunday, September 18 at 1 p.m.


    For more information on the show, please visit Official Fairgrounds Southern Ideal Home Show | September 16-18, 2022 | Raleigh, NC (