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View of a vendor's booth at The Fall Southern Bridal Show

The Fall Southern Bridal Show & Expo

In response to overwhelming crowds the fall Southern Bridal Show & Expo™ expanded to a two day event in 2012. Come and meet over 150 Triangle wedding experts who will inspire you. Enjoy wedding fashion previews featuring the latest trends in bridal wear and tuxedo. Our bridal fashion previews also feature fashions for the younger members of the wedding party, as well as for the bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom.

Meet and connect with the most talented Triangle wedding caterers and florists, Raleigh, Durham, and Cary wedding photographers and videographers, wedding consultants from all over the Triangle and many other companies to assist you in your planning process. Wedding reception and rehearsal venues from throughout North Carolina will also be waiting to meet you. Venues include small local chapels, historic southern mansions, wineries, mountain and beach resorts.

This shows has attracted the best vendors from the entire region for over 10 years. No matter where you are tying the knot, you will find what you are looking for at a Forever Bridal event. Where else can you see, hear, taste, touch and smell everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams? All in one place, and now for 2 days! If you are coming from out of town why not make it a weekend. Your admission ticket is valid for both days. Get registered now and start making plans to attend. These hotels are offering great specials so you can bring your friends and family and make this an exciting weekend event!

Exhibitors and Prizes

Take time to view a complete list of the wedding professionals you will meet, as well as all the special promotions and prizes that these vendors will be offering on the day of the event.

Everything from Gift Certificates, Complimentary Photo Sessions and Cookware, to Discounts on Wedding Packages, Show Specials and Hotel Stays are waiting for you!

Show & Event Parking

Fairgrounds Parking

The NC State Fairgrounds is easily accessible from the I-440 Beltline, Interstate 40, as well as from Blue Ridge Road, NC Highway 54 (Hillsborough Street) and now Edwards Mill Road. Parking is free on the NC State Fair and Carter-Finley Football Stadium property.

Personalized Driving Directions

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The address is:

NC State Fair Grounds
1025 Blue Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607
NC State Fair


From points West of Raleigh :: I-40 East to Raleigh. Take exit 289 (Wade Avenue). Take the Blue Ridge Road exit and turn right onto Blue Ridge Road. NC State Fairgrounds will be just ahead on your right.

From points East of Raleigh :: I-40 West to Raleigh. Take exit 293-B (I-440 Inner Beltline). Take exit 3 (Hillsborough Street) and continue right at the end of the exit. Turn right onto Blue Ridge Road. NC State Fairgrounds will be on your left.

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