IDEAL Experts

information booth expertsThe Charlotte Ideal Home Show is like an amped-up internet for homeowners and do-it-yourselfers. It’s the worldwide web for all five senses. Unlike the internet, the show lets you touch, taste and fully experience everything. There is easy access to experts, who can answer your questions on the spot.  We’ve done the work for you by bringing all the experts together in one location.  


Stage PresenterOur Fresh Ideas Stage features presentations from your favorite home improvement and design experts including celebrities from hit design shows, the hottest DIY blogs, and local home and garden pros!

Ideal Cooking Stage

Cooking StageLocal chefs will be presenting the latest in cooking & entertaining. The Ideal Cooking Stage will feature favorite Charlotte Chefs taking the stage daily for cooking demos to kick off the fall season.

IDEAL Beer Garden

Beer being poured into mugIncluded with your admission, complimentary sampling of suds from local craft brewers. Remember to bring your ID and your taste buds. 

IDEAL Food Trucks

Three food trucksYes, fabulous eats with Food Trucks all three days of the show. Check back to see if your favorite on wheels will be parked at the show.

Hero Day

2017Hero Day
Pay honor and tribute to all our heroes on Hero Day, Friday, September 8th, all active and retired military, police and fire personnel receive complimentary admission by presenting your active ID card to the box office to receive one free show admission.


We are thanking teachers for all they do for kids and our community. On Saturday, September 9th, educators and staff who present a valid school ID at the Box office get free admission. All day!