Bravo's Bugsy Drake of Below Deck Mediterranean

Widely known for her role as Chief Stew on Bravo’s Below Deck Mediterranean, Christine “Bugsy” Drake, can be seen dazzling luxury yacht guests with her signature tablescapes and over-the-top theme parties.

The self-proclaimed “Queen of Theme” will be serving up all her secrets for creating showstopping table-settings and unforgettably enchanting events. Honed over nearly a decade working on the world's most exclusive yachts and private islands, Bugsy shares her best entertaining tips, décor inspo, and step-by-step guides for creating your own world-class "dining adventures.”

Join Bugsy for her presentations on Friday and Saturday at the show on our Fresh Ideas Stage sponsored by Mitchell Heating & Cooling! Full stage schedule to be posted closer to the show.


Duke Energy Trade Show Display


Visit the Duke Energy EV Garage in booth #1201 to see how easy it is go electric and charge your EV at home and on the road. Learn about our NC Charger Prep Credit program that will provide a one-time credit up to $1,133 per charger to help cover the costs of preparing your home or business for an electric vehicle charger. Take a survey for a chance to win $500!


Purple chair and home decor


Come meet the experts at The Design Haus, who can help you turn your home from drab to fab! Tour three designer rooms to get interior décor inspiration for your home and enter to win a gift card to The Design Haus! Located in booth 144.

Flowers along a fence


Get inspired by landscape designers with an expansive outdoor oasis built right inside the Raleigh Convention Center. Sponsored, designed, and built by the award-winning team at RB Landscaping in booth 120.

Hero Day

Hero Day is Friday, February 17th. We invite all active Military personnel, Veterans, Fire, Police, and First Responders to receive free admission with a valid ID at the box office. For your service and sacrifice, we thank you!

Teacher Day

Teacher Day is Sunday, February 19th. Teachers and school staff will receive complimentary admission to the show with a valid faculty ID at the box office on Sunday only. Thank you to all the educators for supporting our students! 


Show Deals & Sweepstakes

Check out some of the exhibitor promotions & sweepstakes that will be taking place this year.