We all know the High Point Furniture Market is well worth every penny you spend. You’re getting a premier trade show, conference capabilities, networking connections, educational opportunities, and more. But once you arrive in High Point you might be ready to find some ways to cut costs. Today, some of our designers over at Barbour Spangle are sharing their favorite “life hacks” for maximizing all the freebies you can take advantage of at Market.
Hillary | Showrooms and Swag
Hillary told us that tons of showrooms are known for offering their delish food, desserts, and signature drinks (try them all by the end of the week). Plus, you never know what fun activity is going to be hosted by a showroom. Some places even do things like ping-pong! When you arrive at a showroom, Hillary says to make sure to check for giveaway opportunities. There’s swag merchandise from name brands, stuffed animals, even leather purses.
Bri | Refuel and Rickshaws
Bri told us there is always a chance to recharge in the morning with free donuts and coffee, followed up with spiked punch at Eastern Accents (SAMS G-1000). She shared that one of the best spots for lunch is at the Four Hands showroom (Showplace 4101). Bri also reminded us that there is always bus and van transportation, which can make for a fun way to connect with people. But even more exciting than that? Rickshaw rides – provided on the back of bikes are a sure way to make your Market experience one-of-a-kind.
Emily | Style Spotting and Singing
Emily shared that one of the best things to maximize at Market are the free tours and style spotting events offered each year. Another thing to seek out during your downtime is the great free entertainment several showrooms offer. Some showrooms even employ performers who sing and play piano at their parties to provide a fun atmosphere for their Market shoppers.
Emma | Educational Development and Design Viewpoint
Emma says that the CEU offerings are one of the best aspects of Market. You get to earn CEUs and hear from premier industry representatives all for free. She also mentioned that ASID does a Design Viewpoint series in conjunction with High Point Market Authority that is well worth your time.
BSD | The Point
We also think one of the best places to start your life hack tour of High Point Market is at The Point. They are your one-stop shop for all things Market. Swing by the tent on Commerce Avenue between Wrenn and Main to get everything you need from social calendars, to forums, to handouts – yes, all for free!
Because Market doesn’t have to break the bank to blow your mind.
Discovering our High Points,
The HP Discovered Team
Photography by High Point Market Authority