The only way to succeed in this world is to unapologetically be who you are. Whether you’re a leader, a follower, a CEO, a stay-at-home mom, or anything in between, being a woman is a wonderful thing. With all sorts of personalities and traits, women all over the Triangle area get to show off their hard work, intelligence, resilience, ambition, education, and more on a daily basis. And what better way to celebrate women than to hold a show for women themselves? Beginning April 21, the Southern Women’s Show is coming to the North Carolina State Fairgrounds for the weekend. With speakers and exhibitors centered around women, you’ll find everything that you could possibly want and appreciate during this show.

Not sure what to expect before heading to the Fairgrounds? Here’s a little preview.

General Info

Location: North Carolina State Fairgrounds


Friday: 10am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm


Adults: $12.00 at the Door
Youth: (6-12) $6.00
Children Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult
Online Advance: $10.00 each
Youth: $6.00 each
Group: (10 or more; Advance Only) $8.00 each

Special Guests

Laurie Hernandez

Did you watch the Olympics in Rio this year as Laurie Hernandez took home both Silver and Gold medals at 16-years-old? The Olympic Gymnast will be at the Southern Women’s Show on Saturday, April 22 where she will be speaking on stage and signing autographs afterward.

Keegan Allen

Better known as Toby Cavanaugh to Pretty Little Liars fans, Allen will be on stage on Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 pm to answer questions about the series finale that occurred back in April. Fans will also have the chance to get Allen’s autograph when he’s done speaking.

Aside from these two special guests, be on the lookout for Donna E. Corbett who launched Amazing Grace Etiquette in 2003, the Tiara Twins from Toddlers and Tiaras, WRAL-TV personalities, and North Carolina’s professional soccer teams.


Have you been considering Lasik surgery for a while but haven’t had the time to look into options? The LASIK Vision Institute will be on hand for a chance to win a free procedure. Stansell Dentistry will be present to keep your smile looking sharp, as well as the American Kidney Fund and TrueStim for pain-related problems.

Win Prizes

From the chance to win a trip to the CMA’s as well as a weekend get-a-way from Virginia Tourism, there are plenty of prizes to be won at the Southern Women’s Show. You can also win money to shop the show or enter for a chance to get in shape with one-month passes from Camp Gladiator. For a full list of available prizes, check this list.


No show is complete without the food that comes along with it, which is why several vendors will be on site to showcase their food and drink. In particular, Got to Be NC will host a pavilion with local, fresh products from vendors that are based here in the Tarheel State. If you want to go ahead and plan out your menu for the day, here’s your chance


Highlighting everything from beauty to fashion to jewelry and lifestyle, the Southern Women’s Show will have more than 100 exhibitors eager to showcase their products created with women in mind. Stop by the Belk pavilion or head to the Urban Decay booth to stock up on your favorite Naked palette.

There will also be an Etsy pavilion, featuring those that sell exclusively on the popular homemade website.

For a complete list of vendors, see this list.

Aside from all of the things mentioned above, the Southern Women’s Show will also bring forth a Pink Carpet Photo Booth, several fashion shows (including a Fido Fashion Show), cooking demonstrations, and more.

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend the 32nd Annual Southern Women’s Show this spring. Go here for tickets, or head to the show and purchase them at the door when you arrive anytime throughout the weekend.

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