High Point Market Spring 2024: AD PRO’s Essential Guide

This month, the interior design community will make its way to High Point Market in North Carolina to preview industry manufacturers’ forthcoming debuts in furniture, lighting, decor, and more, and to scope out upcoming interiors trends. Here, AD PRO maps out the furniture industry’s largest trade show in North America and explains everything you need to know about this spring’s edition.

What, When, and Where It Is

High Point Market is a semiannual furniture design show, held in April and October, open exclusively to the trade. Located in downtown High Point, North Carolina, the show draws more than 75,000 interior designers, architects, and home furnishings buyers each season. Official show dates for the spring edition are April 13 through 17.

How to Buy a Ticket

Ticket lines at the fair will take away valuable product-viewing time, so we recommend registering for the fair ahead of time online. Passes can also be picked up on-site at any major market building, including the International Buyers Center, Market Square, and IHFC. For those looking to outsource the hassle, High Point Market Authority‘s Market Concierge provides assistance for booking travel, shuttle transportation, hotels—and even offers a local’s suggestion on where to eat after a long day at the market.

How to Get to High Point Market

High Point Market spans more than 11 million square feet of showrooms in downtown High Point, North Carolina’s downtown district (though there are several can’t-miss showrooms in the great city limits too). Interstates 85 and 40 provide direct access for commuters, while airports in neighboring cities Greensboro (GSO), Raleigh-Durham (RDU), and Charlotte (CLT) offer free shuttles to Market multiple times a day. Luggage and coat checks are available at Showplace and the IHFC Commerce Wing.

What to Know About the Fair

Millions of square feet of show space calls for a well-planned schedule—and, of course, comfortable shoes. The fair’s 2,000-plus exhibitors span emerging makers to legacy furniture houses and the Antique & Design Center, a designer favorite for one-of-a-kind finds. For fair first-timers, Market’s official tours can be a great resource. Reserve a spot on the networking-focused Insider’s Tour or the various Style Spotters routes, which survey the trends in artisanal works, upholstery, lighting, and more.

The city’s downtown shuttles conveniently transport attendees from building to building free of charge during the market, but private shuttles or car services can be ordered in advance for those looking to be ultra-efficient.

Where to Eat at High Point Market

Come lunchtime, Market main streets like Commerce Avenue and South Elm Street host a bevy of take-to-go food trucks. Market Square and the IHFC Building have host several eateries and coffeeshops, while select showrooms, such as Universal, offer dining options for visitors. And for those willing to go the extra few blocks, the Stock + Grain Food Hall is now open on North Elm Street (Shuttle Stop 26).

Design Collaborations Not to Miss

Bunny Williams x Wesley Hall

Bunny Williams and Wesley Hall President Zack Taylor

Courtesy Wesley Hall

Known for creating inviting and personalized spaces, AD100 Hall of Fame interior designer Bunny Williams is one of the industry’s most respected names. She’s worked with furniture manufacturer Wesley Hall in the past, mostly on various client projects, but this year marks the debut of the first official collaboration between the designer and the brand. Launched to coincide with Wesley Hall’s 35th anniversary, the collection comprises more than 40 pieces that take inspiration from classic styles—continental to midcentury, English to early American—and finish each with the high-level craftsmanship and eye to detail that Williams is known for. Wesley Hall High Point Showroom, 310 N. Hamilton St.

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