Welcome to your 2024 Exhibitor Kit!

The links and info below will help you prepare for a successful event. As always, you can contact your show team for advice and answers to your questions. To get started, review the Exhibitor Manual and then complete any applicable forms and orders prior to their deadlines. Thanks for exhibiting with us and have a great show!

Exhibitor Kit


Decorator Service Manual (Pre-Show Discount Order Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2024)

Free Wi-Fi: State Fair Vendor Network Password: POSTED CLOSER TO SHOW

High Speed Internet: $175 per connection, email erinc@mpeshows.com to order no later than Friday, August 16, 2024 (no orders will be accepted after this date or on-site during move-in, no exceptions)

Electrical: Basic electrical service is complimentary but must be ordered prior to move-in by emailing erinc@mpeshows.com with your booth number, company name, and whether you need basic or advanced electrical (charges apply for advanced electrical). Orders placed on-site are subject to delays in activation.

Water: If you need access to water or a drain for your exhibit space (filling hot tubs, watering plants, etc), please request it in the show office in the Jim Graham building (free of charge) prior to 3pm each day

Parking: Parking is free and unlimited. Trailer parking is available next to the Jim Graham building, down the hill in the flat gravel lot. Gate 5 on Youth Center Drive is the closest gate to our event. Signage will be posted all week to guide exhibitors and attendees through road construction.

Food/Beverage Sales & Sampling: See Exhibitor Manual linked above for details. You must receive approval and submit a COI 30 days prior to show opening.

Hot Tubs & Spas: You must apply for a Wake County “Display Spa at Temporary Event” permit at least 15 calendar days prior to the event. An on-site inspection must be arranged, and exhibitor must be in compliance with current regulations, signage, etc. as set forth by Wake County in order to display hot tubs or spas at the event. Please submit the completed application(s) as a PDF to the following email address: wcpools@wake.gov. For more information, please call Wake County Environmental Services at 919-856-7400.

Insurance: See Exhibitor Manual for details. All exhibitors must submit a Certificate of Insurance prior to move-in. You are not required to use this insurance company; here is a link to an option for affordable coverage, if it's helpful (sold through a third party, MPE is not affiliated and does not profit from the sale of these policies in any way).

Questions? Call or email Erin Calabritto, Show Manager, at (919) 674-0409 or erinc@mpeshows.com for assistance.


Your basic listing will be uploaded to the website when you book your booth. Within 24 hours you will receive an automated email to enhance your listing. This link can be used multiple times and you can make updates and changes to your listing until ONE day after the show commences.

Need help with your listing? If you have any questions regarding the online exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email JenK@mpeshows.com. You can also view the tutorial video and refer to the FAQsLearn more about the benefits of creating your enhanced listing:

Go from Basic to Enhanced!


Join the fun with our Social Butterfly Contest! Enter to win lunch for your team at the food trucks on Sunday, September 15, 2024 by being a social media superstar! Follow the guidelines below to be considered:

Post about the show early and often in photos, stories, and reels! Tag the show's social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram AND use our official event hashtags! We want to SEE and SHARE your posts with attendees. A winner will be chosen by show management and announced on Saturday, September 14, 2024.

Fall 2024 Official Hashtags: #RaleighHomeShow #FairgroundsIdealHomeShow

Click Here for the Social Media Marketing Kit including promo images you can post!

Click Here to go to our Facebook Event for 2024!*

*In efforts to protect potential joint customers from fraudulent events and scammers, we request that you do not create your own Facebook Event. This helps us manage ticket sales for the event, and ensures that our team are available to support both exhibitors and potential attendees with any questions, comments, or concerns that they have. Please feel free to reach out to your show manager or show marketing manager with your companies’ Facebook page and we can add you as a co-host to the official event.


As per our privacy policy, Marketplace Events is a permission-based email sender. We do not share, rent, or sell any email lists. There have been a number of spam emails offering our attendee lists. These are scams and the senders are unauthorized to use the Marketplace Events’ name. These scammers are attempting to receive monies from exhibiting companies without providing anything in return. These emails are not approved by Marketplace Events, and Marketplace Events would never ask for bank information or other sensitive information over email. CLICK HERE for more information.

10 Tips for Exhibitor Success

Thank you for reviewing your Exhibitor Kit in full! Watch this quick video for our top ten tips on how to succeed in marketing your business at the home show!

Example of trade show booth Raleigh


Click here for options to help create your booth display and custom printed marketing materials from brochures and business cards to promotional items! Sir Speedy is conveniently located in Raleigh.

  • 10'x10' and 10'x20' custom booth display packages to fit your budget (includes a 10% discount)
  • Flyers and brochures
  • Notepads, pens, tote bags, and more

Sir Speedy logo Signs Print Marketing text underneath



Home2 Suites by Hilton 
6825 Chapel Hill Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

Wingate by Wyndham State Arena
6115 Corporate Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607

RV campsites at the fairgrounds are also available on a limited basis for a fee through the NC State Fair office.

MPE Exhibit/Product Acceptability Standards For 2024

As we enter a highly volatile political environment in advance of the 2024 General Election, Marketplace Events (MPE) wants to make clear its position on what content will not be permitted on its exhibit floors in all its US consumer home and holiday shows effective January 1, 2024. MPE shows are welcoming environments built solely to encourage face-to-face commerce.  Creating respectful, safe marketplaces where our attendees and exhibitors can come together to learn, shop, compare pricing and do business together is our highest priority.

MPE’s acceptability standards do not permit political candidates, parties or other groups promoting issues or ballot initiatives to participate as exhibitors. In addition, the display or sale of any products or services that are political/partisan in nature or that can be interpreted to promote, incite, or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance are prohibited.  MPE’s judgment in applying these standards will be final.

MPE maintains these policies to ensure a welcoming environment for all attendees and exhibitors.