2017 Show Features will be posted closer to the event. Below are a few highlights from our 2016 show.

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.  Check out the IDEAL Main Stage Schedule for presentations on everything you need to refresh, redecorate and landscape.

Light Up Your Landscape

Shoppers at a store buying itemsTalk to local home improvement specialists and designers about the newest products and features in indoor and outdoor design. From landscape lighting, to decks, pavers, pergolas, screened rooms and more, every option under the sun is available under one roof.

Feature Garden

Backyard garden with plants and rocksA home is a haven, the sanctuary where stress is dissolved and comfort is the key. No other home improvement brings tranquility like that of outdoor living space.  This year, the welcoming garden at the Charlotte Ideal Home Show is created by Outdoor Resources and Johnny Massengale of Ponders, Inc. an award winning landscape and waterscape design, build, and installation company.   Pavers and walls provided by Eagle Bay Hardscape Products.

NARI Pavilion

Hand with small scaled homeNARI's Core Purpose is to advance and promote the remodeling industry's professionalism, product & vital public purpose. It’s the only independent association dedicated to the remodeling industry and is a not-for profit trade association with more than 50 years of industry experience.

For more details visit: NARI of Greater Charlotte.com

Ideal Home Stage

Audience listening to a presentationLook no further than the Main Stage for exciting presentations with practical and innovative home improvement information you can use.

Ideal Cooking Stage

Kitchen stove Local chefs will be presenting the latest in cooking & entertaining.  The kitchen stage will feature healthier recipes to kick off the new year.

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. Check the schedule below for participating breweries and pour times.

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.

Tiny Living

Small red home with American flag outsideHave you dreamed of less clutter, wondered if you could downsize or thought about being mobile?  Then check out the TINY Living Feature as this year’s show. Tour three small and portable homes with quaint touches and perfect porches.  Whether you have a plot of land or land you can rent – here’s your chance to see if you are ready to move toward the tiny lifestyle. Introducing Red Oak.

Teacher Appreciation Day

Teacher with studentsWe are thanking teachers for all they do for kids and our community. On Saturday, September 10th, educators and staff who present a valid school ID at the Box office get free admission. All day!


Hero Day

Celebrating Heroes

Fireman, EMS, Policeman
On Sunday, September 11th, the show is honoring active Military, Fire, EMT and Law Enforcement personnel by providing complimentary admission. Present your active ID card to the ticket sellers to receive one free show admission.