The annual Southern Women’s Show debuts its most diverse collection of performances, brands and products yet April 12-14 in its 34th year. The Show features more than 400 boutiques representing the latest in spring fashion, makeup, health and wellness, home décor, food and more. The tens of thousands of expected Show attendees can hear from experts, receive freebies and samples, support local nonprofits and take home quality goods from the three-day event spanning two buildings at the NC State Fairgrounds.
In addition to the endless shopping opportunities, the Show also delivers experiences in:
• Health and Beauty: The fan-favorite Belk Beauty Pavilion provides complimentary makeovers using luxury products, as well as expert stylists onsite to assist with skincare, makeup and fragrance samples. Attendees can also receive a free biometric screening to learn about their blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and body mass index as part of the Cigna Health Improvement Tour. Additionally, several gyms and local fitness studios will be onsite with giveaways, discounts and exercise tips as the temperatures heat up.
• Food: Major household names such as Southern Biscuit and grocery delivery company Shipt will be onsite throughout the weekend offering tasty samples and order discounts. Southern Biscuit is giving away a picture frame to the first 100 people in line for Mother Daughter Day Sunday, April 14. For interactive food fun, the Food Lion Kitchen Stage has a line-up of professional, award-winning chefs leading cooking demonstrations, audience participant games and taste-testing opportunities throughout the weekend. Plus, American Idol winner turned foodie Taylor Hicks will make an appearance and share some of his favorite Southern dishes Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m.
• Entertainment: Each of the Show’s three stages is packed with hourly entertainment for the whole family. Animal lovers can watch adorable, adoptable pets from the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue in the Fido Fashion Show happening on the Fashion & Entertainment stage daily. Mother Daughter Day, sponsored by Southern Biscuit, features a princess sing-a-long perfect for kids Sunday, April 14 at 1:30 p.m. The Show also features celebrity guests on the Fashion & Entertainment stage: TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta star Monte Durham Friday, April 12 at 1 p.m.; model and producer Tyson Beckford Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m.; and Bachelor contestant Jenna Cooper throughout the weekend.
• Nonprofit Support: For those looking to give back, the Show offers numerous chances to learn about, donate or get involved with local charity organizations. The Firefighter Fashion Shows held Friday and Saturday nights bring the heat with firefighters modeling for donations to benefit the Burned Children’s Fund of Wake County, and the Dancing Like the Stars competition pairs professional dancers with local celebrities to raise money for the National Inclusion Project. The final dance battle of the Dancing Like the Stars competition takes place Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m.
With so much to offer, the Southern Women’s Show is the one-stop to shop, sample and have fun for Triangle women. The Southern Women’s Show runs Friday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available now for an advanced discounted rate of $10 online. Tickets can also be purchased for $12 at the door. Tickets for children ages six through 12 are always $6, and children under the age of six can attend free of charge with a paying adult. Bulk ticket purchases and VIP passes are available online. Parking at the NC State Fairgrounds is free, and the main parking lot is located on Trinity Road. For more information, visit www.SouthernWomensShow.com.
Contact: Kelly Martin