2025 information will be posted closer to event dates


We have several significant changes this year including show hours and the move-in and move-out schedules. Please review the Exhibitor Manual, Move-In Schedule, and Move-Out Schedule linked below in plenty of time to adjust accordingly. Remember to communicate these changes to your team especially if you have been doing the show for many years and they may be used to the prior schedules.

If you have questions regarding these changes or getting ready for the show, please contact your Exhibit Sales Representative or Operations Manager, Erin Calabritto, at erinc@mpeshows.com. We're here to help you!

Welcome to your 2024 Exhibitor Kit! 

Starting with the Exhibitor Manual linked below, please use the following links to learn more about what you need to do to prepare for the show.

Exhibitor Manual

Move-In Schedule & Instructions ***EVERYONE MUST READ***


Southern Exposition Services (SES) Order Forms (Pre-Order Discount Deadline: January 25, 2024)

Utilities Order Form (Pre-Order Discount Deadline: February 2, 2024) - NEW! Online ordering available, no more faxing!

Food & Beverage Sampling Form

Parking Map

Lead Card

Show Guide

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


New this year! We have negotiated discounted parking for show days (Friday 2/16, Saturday 2/17, and Sunday 2/18) near the Raleigh Convention Center at the One City Plaza Garage located at 454 S. Wilmington St. If you are parking a vehicle that will fit in a garage and wish to purchase discounted parking at a rate of $7 per day, please use the link below to prepay for your chosen days. Spaces are limited, first come first serve and the discount is not available on-site (prepaid only). 

Click here to be directed to their website to prepay online.


Contacting Your Show Team

Feel free to contact your Exhibit Sales Representative or any member of our show team here.

Show Office: The show office is located in room #206 of the Raleigh Convention Center on the mezzanine level (take the escalators up from the show floor and look for our sign).

Decorator Service Desk: The Southern Exhibition Services (SES) service desk is located on the front wall of the exhibit hall for assistance with cart use, flooring or furniture rental, forklift service, shipping and drayage, labor, dock passes and more.

Utilities (Electrical/Water/Internet): The Raleigh Convention Center Utilities service desk is located on the front wall of the exhibit hall during move-in for assistance with electrical, water/drainage, telephone and internet orders.


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.

As per our privacy policy, Marketplace Events is a permission-based email sender. We do not share, rent, or sell any email lists. 


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. If you have any questions regarding the online exhibitor listing or do not receive the link, please email our digital support rep, JenK@mpeshows.com.

Need help with your listing? Read the FAQs.Go from basic to ENHANCED!

Introducing the QR Code!

A new way to accelerate leads generated onsite at the show. A floor decal with a unique QR Code will be placed in front of your booth.

hand holidng cell phone displaying QR code
Learn More...


Introducing the Social Butterfly Contest! Enter to win lunch at concessions for your team on Sunday, February 18, 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, February 17, 2024.

2024 Official Hashtags: #RaleighHomeShow #DowntownRaleighHomeShow

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.

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


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.