This year I’m making more of an effort to attend home tours and home shows across the state. They are usually fairly inexpensive, if not free, and provide a wealth of inspiration!
The Southern Ideal Home Show in Raleigh, NC is the Triangle’s largest home and garden event. The spring show will be April 10-12 at the NC State Fairgrounds and will feature over 300 top area professionals in home and garden.
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 the latest in building, outdoor living, kitchen and bath, remodeling, interior decorating and more. There will be several specialty features too, including a Sip and Savor event highlighting food pairings from local restaurants, breweries and wineries. The home show will also have a High Performance, Green Building Pavilion that showcases the benefits of renewable energy and green building practices in the Triangle.
What I’m most excited about: the Southern Ideal Home Show has partnered with Jamie Meares, owner of Furbish Studio in Raleigh and blogger at I Suwannee for an entertaining extravaganza. Jamie will present four workshops with valuable, take-home entertaining ideas. In addition, Jamie, along with other local companies, will completely transform designated areas of the show to display several different tablescapes showcasing countless decorating ideas for entertaining.
Tickets are available at the door for $9 and children under 15 get in free with a paying adult. Discounted tickets are also on sale now at Walgreen’s locations throughout the Triangle for a cost of $7. Friday is 55+ Day (tickets are $7 for anyone 55 and older) and Hero Day (free admission for those with active and valid military, police, fire or EMT identification). Plus, tickets are just $5 after 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
But wait! I have some good news! You don’t have to buy a ticket because I’m partnering with the Southern Ideal Home Show to give away 2 free passes, good for any time April 10-12. Who knows…we might just bump into each other!
Official rules: Simply follow the instructions below to enter. This giveaway will run until Thursday, March 19th at 11:59 pm. The winner will be announced Friday, March 20th.
Note: To enter, you must be sure that you can attend the Southern Ideal Home Show in Raleigh, NC on April 10-12, 2015. Good luck!