September means two home shows are coming to Raleigh.
Next weekend, the Raleigh Home Show fills the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.
What may be the star of this show is a treehouse that will be built inside the convention center by Holly Springs-based RB Landscaping. This will not be a few planks of two-by-fours and a wooden pallet; organizers describe it as a “custom treetop mini mansion,” which show-goers can walk through and enjoy.
The show’s more traditional stars include Kevin O’Connor of “This Old House” on PBS and “This New House” on the DIY Network, and Leanne Lee, a blogger and expert in upcycling known as the “Diva of DIY.”
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O’Connor will share a behind-the-scenes look at the two television shows and show never aired video and photos from the archives and his private collection. He speaks at 6 p.m. Sept. 11, and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 12.
Lee will share her environmentally friendly upcycling ideas at 4 p.m. Sept. 11 and 1 p.m. Sept. 11-12.
The Raleigh Home Show is 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sept. 11, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 12 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 13.
Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 12. Advance tickets are available online. On Sept. 11, all active and retired military personnel get free admission with valid identification.
To see a full schedule, go to downtownraleighhomeshow.com.
The Southern Ideal Home Show returns later this month to the state fairgrounds in Raleigh with HGTV star Hillary Farr, co-host of “Love it or List It.”
The popular HGTV show has been filming recently in the Triangle. Farr will share her design expertise at question-and-answer sessions at noon and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
For the second year in a row, the event will feature local chefs and breweries offering food and drink samples, including Compass Rose Brewery, White Street Brewing Co., Deep River Brewing Co., Bull City Ciderworks, Raleigh Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing, Oval Park Grille and Kamado Grille.
The show is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 26 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 27.
Advance tickets go on sale Sept. 24 for $7. At the door and online, tickets are $9. Children under 15 get in free with a paying adult. On Sept. 25, tickets are $7 for age 55 and older and free for those with active and valid military, police, fire or EMT identification. Parking is free.
For more details, go to southernshows.com/hfr.