John Gidding

HGTV's John Gidding

John Gidding is a designer and TV host who shares his expertise with a diverse roster of international private clients as well as legions of viewers of the popular HGTV series Designed to Sell and Curb Appeal: The Block.  

John will be on stage Friday at 4pm and Saturday at 1pm and 4pm!

The Beekman Boys

The Fabulous Beekman Boys

When Josh Kilmer-Purcell (advertising executive and NY Times Bestselling author of I Am Not Myself These Days & The Bucolic Plague) and his partner Brent Ridge (physician and former Vice President of Healthy Living for Martha Stewart Omnimedia) purchased the historic Beekman 1802 Farm in 2007, they had no idea that it would launch one of the “fastest growing lifestyle brands in the country.” (source: Nasdaq)

The Cooking Channel launched a reality show about their effort – The Fabulous Beekman Boys – which spread the Beekman message of hard work, living seasonally, and neighborly sharing around the globe.

The Beekman Boys will be appearing on stage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm!

WRAL Smart Shopper


Join Faye for a money saving workshop that will teach you how to save on your grocery expenses each and every week. Faye Prosser is WRAL-TV's Smart Shopper and author of The Smart Spending Guide. This workshop will change the way you shop and teach you to save more than you ever thought possible!

Faye will be teaching on the Fresh Ideas stage on Friday at 3pm, Saturday at 3pm, and Sunday at 1pm!

Help Me Rhonda Raleigh


Help Me Rhonda Interiors is a Best of the Best winner and has been spotlighted in local magazines. Rhonda has also authored design articles in local publications.

Ask Rhonda your interior design questions at the show! She has 20+ years of experience in the design field and you will see why her clients love her down-to-earth, tell it like it is, work with any budget approach to design. 

Rhonda will be taking your questions LIVE on Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 5pm, and Sunday at 3pm on our Fresh Ideas Design Stage! You can also visit her in Booth #1217 at the show!