What are VIP tickets?
VIP Shopper Morning tickets get you access to VIP shopping hours Thursday, November 9, from 9 to 12 PM.
Your VIP Shopping Pass allows early admission to the show on Thursday from 9-12 PM with limited number of guests for ease of shopping and first chance to purchase from the 2023 show vendors!
VIP hours on Thursday are stroller, cart & wagon free. If you must bring a stroller, you may safely leave it in the stroller parking area in the lobby, but it will not be permitted into the show between 9 and 12 PM on Thursday.
What is Early Bird Admission?
Early Bird Admission is a limited ticketed shopping time Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 from 9 to 11 AM.
Saturday Early Bird Admission hours are stroller, cart and wagon free. If you must bring a stroller, you may safely leave it in the stroller parking area in the lobby, but it will not be permitted into the show between 9 and 11 AM Friday and Saturday.
Are strollers, carts & wagons allowed on the show floor?
Strollers, wagons & carts are strictly prohibited during Thursday VIP Shopper Morning (9-12 PM) and Friday and Saturday Early Bird Admission (9-11 AM). Strollers carrying children are welcome at all other times.
Also, please visit our conveniently located, secure, FREE gift check area to drop off purchases you’d rather not carry. We can even help you out to your car when you’re done!
Is food available for purchase at the show?
Food is available for purchase from the concessionaire at the show. There are concession-type foods as well as LaRosa’s, Skyline, Mexican food, salad, and more. In the Wine Down area in the center of the show, wine/cheese plates and beverages are available for purchase.
Do vendors take cash, credit cards and checks?
Each vendor determines what type of payment he or she will take, so particular vendors may accept one or all of the above. For your convenience, ATMs are available in the Duke Energy Convention Center.
How should I handle a large or bulky purchase?
If you purchase a large item at the show, check with show management at the registration desk in the lobby. We can allow you to pull your vehicle into the building dock and can even help you load it into your car.
Are ATMs available?
PNC Bank ATMs in the convention center. They are located on Level 1 at the main entrance (Fifth Street and Elm Street) and in the Fifth Street Concourse near Hall B.
Will there be a coat check?
Yes, coat check will be available. Cost will be $3.00.
Are children welcome?
Yes! Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. However, please note that during VIP and Early Entry hours, strollers are not permitted on the show floor. They are permitted during all other shopping times.
Where can I store my purchases?
There is a free, secure package check in the front of the show. So if your arms are loaded down with great finds after shopping one aisle, just pop out into the lobby, drop off your purchases, and shop the next aisle unencumbered. It’s easy and free!