Hundreds of mini boutiques, gourmet food to sample, fashion shows, celebrity guests… sounds like the perfect ladies’ day out. And, you can find it all in one spot March 16-18 when the Southern Women’s Show returns to the Richmond Raceway Complex. This year the organizers of the show sent me a box of goodies to help me preview some of the fun and fabulous vendors you’ll find at the event. Read on to learn all about the Southern Women’s Show. Plus keep going all the way to the bottom for your chance to win tickets for you and a friend to check out this fun event!
Events to Hit at the Southern Women’s Show
Girls’ Night Out is March 16 from 5 to 8 pm. when admission only costs $5 after 5 p.m. There is also a coupon you can print to redeem that night for a free glass of wine. Heck yes!
Saturday is Mother-Daughter day with lots of shopping, pampering, and fun. On this day, Vern Yip of HGTV and TLC’s “Trading Spaces” will speak at 1 p.m. If you love Vern, you can also purchase tickets to a VIP meet and greet with him for $40. View all celebrity guests here.
There is also a Virginia State Firefighters Association fashion show taking place March 16 at 6 p.m. and March 17 at 5 p.m. If you’re hitting the show, it can’t hurt to catch a little eye candy.
Booths To Visit at The Southern Women’s Show
There are more than 300 exhibitors and boutiques at the show. Here are a few to look for.
This Spotsylvania-based business specializes in gourmet honey-based foods and beauty products. The Southern Women’s Show sent me a jar of Lavender Flower Infused Honey, which is delicious drizzled on goat cheese or used in cocktails. Simply shake with vodka and add to prosecco for a distinctive brunch drink. At the show, I’m hoping to sample the company’s famous sweet and spicy Honey Habanero Sauce and also to check out some of the natural balms and bath salts. There’s even a honey-based mustache wax if you feel like you need to snag something for your guy.
These organic bath and body products are made with the highest quality oil available. I was particularly impressed with the Love Bath Bomb I received. The bath bombs are infused with essential oils so you can moisturize your skin while you soak. The Love bomb has rose petals in it along with rose essential oil. Apparently rose oil can improve acne, balance hormones, relieve anxiety, improve depression, reduce rosacea and naturally increase libido. Who knew?
Any friend who has ever asked me for makeup tips knows I always emphatically encourage eyebrow definition for making eyes stand out. And, I think it’s even more important when you’re having your picture taken. Fab Brows sent me the Duo Eyebrow Kit, which comes with two shades. You are meant to put the lighter shade toward the front of the brow with the darker shade near the middle and end where brows naturally grow thinner and need more definition. The powder is extremely easy to apply with the enclosed brush, is waterproof, and stays put all day. It’s definitely worth trying at the show!
These award-winning barbecue sauces are hand-crafted in Colonial Heights using 50-year-old recipes. Choose from Original and Hot apple-cider vinegar sauces. They taste great on your favorite meat, seafood or vegetables and can even be used in Bloody Marys.
Roux Tween Time Instant Root Concealer
Sometimes we all slack between hair appointments. Roux Tween Time Instant Root Concealer applies like lipstick, so you just brush it over dark roots or gray hair. Perfect! Choose from five different shades.
The youngest winner of Chopped Jr., Claire Hollingsworth, will be at the show with her line of products that combine her passion for cooking and science. I just saw Mise En Place singing the praises of her patent-pending No Fear Oven Sleeves, so I certainly plan to check them out.
This Regency Mall-based shop will be showcasing indoor and outdoor home accents, including flags, mailbox covers, door hangers, door mats, and officially licensed sports decor.
Richmond’s only European-inspired escape room will be there showing you why this is the perfect choice for birthday parties, bachelorette parties, team-building, or just a fun night out with friends.
Who needs a manicure when you can apply real nail polish strips right to your nails? Stop by the Color Street booth at the Southern Women’s Show to see how the strips work and shop a variety of patterns and colors.
This upscale resale boutique will be set up for shopping at the Southern Women’s show. Shop name-brand and designer clothing, shoes, and accessories for up to 70% off the original price.
Join Food Lion’s Chefs at the Food Lion Kitchen Stage as they prepare recipes using the freshest ingredients and products from the Food Lion Family of Brands. During the Food Lion Face Off Challenge watch teams put their Food Lion knowledge to the test in head-to-head trivia. Contestants will be selected from the audience and the winner will take home a $25 Food Lion Gift Card. New this year is the Shop and Earn prize vault. Audience members will be selected randomly throughout the weekend to jump in and catch Shop and Earn rewards that will be loaded to their rewards balance on foodlion.com.
Opening in Spring 2018, the Fred Astaire Dance Studio uses a special method for private and group ballroom dance lessons taking inspiration from America’s favorite dancer. Check out the website now to learn more about the studio and see opening specials. The Fred Astaire booth will feature professional dancers throughout the Southern Women’s Show and there will be a live demonstration on stage March 18 at 3 p.m.
How to Buy Tickets for the Southern Women Show
Tickets to the Southern Women’s Show cost $12 for one day at the door or $15 for a three-day pass. Children ages 6-12 cost $6 and children under the age of 6 get in free with a paying adult.
If you buy your ticket at area Walgreens before the show, you can get it at a discounted rate of $8 or you can buy online for $10. You can also purchase a VIP shoppers ticket online for $35, which includes a three-day pass, $10 in show bucks, a VIP lanyard that will qualify you for discounts at select exhibits, a reusable shopping bag including surprise goodies from exhibitors and sponsors, and a voucher for one complimentary glass of wine.
How to Win Tickets to the Southern Women’s Show from Marco Style
I have ten Southern Women’s Show tickets to give away and will select five lucky Marco Style readers to win two tickets each. Just leave me a comment with what you’re most looking forward to at the Southern Women’s Show. I will randomly select five winners on Monday, March 12. Winners will be notified via email. Good luck!