Craig Conover is a fan favorite on Bravo’s hit reality series, Southern Charm (2013). Mocked during filming for his enthusiasm for sewing, Craig has turned his previous pastime into a full-time career with his co-founding of Sewing Down South: a growing southern-based ‘Sewing Lifestyle Brand’. 

Hailing from Fenwick Island, Delaware, Craig remains extremely close with his parents & brother. His domestic skills were further honed after a thyroid cancer diagnosis for his mother drew Craig home to help care for her. His mother’s health scare inspired him to create a collection of all iodine-free meals to aid her recovery. That’s right, he cooks and sews!

Craig often lends a hand to military causes and uses his platform to bring attention to philanthropic organizations closest to his heart. Through Sewing Down South, Craig was able to raise over $25,000 for rescue and relief efforts for those suffering from Hurricane Dorian. 

A board-certified attorney, Craig is a graduate of College of Charleston and Charleston Law School. He also hosts a popular podcast (Pillows & Beer) and is the author of a top-rated memoir “Pillow Talk: What’s Wrong with My Sewing?”

See Craig live on the Fresh Ideas Stage Friday, February 23 at 4pm and Saturday, February 24 at 1pm.

Virginia Chamlee - Author of Big Thrift Energy

People magazine writer and lifelong vintage collector Virginia Chamlee knows how to shop a thrift store. The author of the best-selling book Big Thrift Energy, Virginia is an expert at finding incredible things (like Christian Dior capes at Goodwill, or $10,000 trunks for less than $100 at consignment shops). After sourcing vintage for A-list celebrities and designers for years, she compiled all her tips in her book, which has been featured on NBC News, Architectural Digest, The Washington Post, and  was named one of Elle Magazine's 50 Most Stylish Coffee Table Books.

Virginia will be presenting on the Fresh Ideas Stage each day of the show!

Olive and Locusts Adventure Retreat Playground presented by Noble Built Adventure

Bring the kiddos and explore this one-of-a-kind 2500 square foot playground area created by Noble Built Adventure.  It's a great combination of products to determine what's best for your backyard! Located in Freedom Hall.

Ask a Green Designer - Crystal Bright

Crystal Bright, a trailblazer in the virtual interior design space, has redefined the possibilities of design post-pandemic. With a career that began in traditional home showings for Redfin, Crystal's journey took a turn when the global health crisis mandated a change. Always the innovator, Crystal turned to virtual platforms to continue her work, immersing herself in tools like 2020 Design Live, and swiftly gaining proficiency.

Sign-up any day of the show for a free 15 minute consultation.

Meet Chubby from the Charlotte Checkers

Chubby will be in the Carolina Renovation Warehouse space on Friday, February 23 from 4:30pm-6pm available for pictures and autographs. Located in Freedom Hall, booth #4122.

The Shoppers' Market

Located in Freedom Hall, this special section of the show is where you can find home decor, unique snacks, fun gift ideas and so much more!

Ikebana Flower Arrangements

Stand in awe as you marvel at the Japanese art of Ikebana. Created locally by Charlotte's Chapter 49, these delicate arrangements are sure to impress with their precision and attention to detail.


New Product Spotlights

Check out innovative new products or services from these exhibitors at the show:

Aquatree: Booth #628

Craftwork: Booth #725

The Designery South Charlotte: Booth #934

Bar U Topia: Booth #309

Book Collection for Promising Pages

Look for the bin at the show to donate your new or used books. Promising Pages collects new and donated books and shares them with children living in the Charlotte Area Book Desert: those with few, if any, books at home. The organization welcomes donations of: new, like new, & gently used children’s books (ages birth to high school). They cannot accept: damaged books, school text books, adult books, encyclopedias, classroom/school library discards, magazines, CDs, or DVDs.

Visit these NEW Exhibitors at the Show!

ExhibitorBooth #
Adorn Panels1039
Aquatree Global628
Bar U Topia309
Beyond By Aerus1403
Carolina Creek Tub & Shower939
Carolina Drainage Solutions429
Chiropractic Fitness1402
Coldwell Banker Realty805
Craft Body Scan333
Craftsman Cabinets & Furniture1505
CSC Construction & Foundation Repair, LLC1013
Davis Window and Door1301
Dogwood Home Improvement932
Door Renew1612
Edward Jones - DeMarcus Bowden1002
GatorGuard of Indiana1012
GLR Kitchen and Bath Design LLC1009
Gorilla Garage Gear1517
Groovy Hues1538
Hamilton Mill Services335
Home Shield Insulation1108
Horizon Services1417
Hotco The Hot Water Heater Company639
iFOAM Insulation733
Infinity Rack823
Install America630
Invisible Fence of Charlotte1515
Ivy Creek Landscapes1401
JCT Electric303
Keller Williams- South Park- Audrey Woelfel307
Lawn Pride928
LeafHome Safety Solutions904
LeafHome Water Solutions708
Lifetime Quality Roofing1036
Lightning Bolt Roofing540
Mad City Windows & Baths4023
Marvin Replacement, LLC4001
McGhee Excavation And Concrete413
Miracle Movers431
Mission Rd. Woodworking. Co.637
Overhead Door Company of Charlotte935
Owens Chimney Systems311
Panes Window Manufacturing1128
Passanante's Home Food Services626
ProGutter Services, Inc4032
Pro-Tint Inc412
RCS Garage Doors407
Residential Elevators208
Rock Solid Services1125
Rustic Restorations LLC1528
Shower Doors of Charlotte629
Southwest Lawn Equipment634
Sundek of Charlotte613
That 1 Painter Charlotte - Fort Mill635
The Designery934
The Gutter Experts4013
The Loving Group824
Think Green Lawn Service739
Titan Built Construction528
Top Tier Solar Solutions1532
Trued & Burled L.L.C.1610
TSR Concrete Coatings1521
Universal Stone537
Window Genie of South Charlotte1113

List updated as of 2.7.24

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Sweepstakes & Promotions

Check back often for more details on our upcoming show features! In the meantime, check out some of the exhibitor promotions & sweepstakes that will be taking place this year.