The South’s Premier Shopping Event Celebrates its 30th Anniversary in Raleigh Offering One-Stop Shopping, Entertainment and Fun April 24 to 26

SWS 4C 30thThe 2015 Southern Women’s Show to Feature Celebrity Guest Randy Fenoli from “Say Yes to the Dress”

This spring, the Southern Women’s Show celebrates 30 fun, flirty and fabulous years in Raleigh with its most amped up shopping and lifestyle event yet. Discounted advanced tickets are on sale now for the April 24 to 26 showcase where fans can shop and experience more than 400 different clothing, beauty, food and other various brands. Attendees will also receive special discounts, giveaways and exclusive offers, along with enjoying celebrity guests, cooking demos, fashion shows and more.

Headlining the weekend’s entertainment is reality TV star Randy Fenoli from the TLC network hit show “Say Yes to the Dress.” Fenoli will leverage his bridal and fashion expertise to empower women to “say yes” to being their best in all aspects of their lives. Attendees can listen to Fenoli’s uplifting tips, talk to him personally during a meet and greet, and even put his advice into practice by taking advantage of the many fun opportunities throughout the show. He will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 26 on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage.

“Randy knows how to motivate and inspire an audience into feeling confident and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join us for our 30th anniversary show,” says Katie Cronin, show manager of the Southern Women’s Show. “This year is set to be better than ever, and we hope women throughout the Triangle will join us for a one-stop shopping trip and girls’ day out!”

For the first time in Raleigh show history, there will be a cash bar throughout the weekend. Little Black Dress Wines, the official wine sponsor of the Southern Women’s Show, will offer free samples from its exhibit space. To kick off the weekend, the company is also sponsoring Girls’ Night Out Friday evening with a concert from rising country star Adley Stump. That night, attendees 21 and older can receive a complimentary glass of wine by presenting a coupon printed from the following link:

Several notable special guests join the show this year. Celebrity hair stylist Michael O’Rourke will randomly select women from the crowd to transform their looks with dramatic new hairdos in a live demonstration. Those looking for love will appreciate local matchmaker Angela Kelley’s presentation on how to find love after 35. Other performers and presenters include national recording artist and Gospel Queen of Neo-Soul Cynthia Jones, Ms. Glitz The Entertainer, every little girl’s favorite Snow Princesses from Frozen and Triangle fashion blogger Molly Stillman from “Still Being Molly,” to name a few.

Along with these special guests, throughout the weekend show attendees can enjoy:

  • A variety of fashion shows from favorite women’s brands as well as the steamy 14th Annual Firefighter Fashion Show and the popular Fido Fashion Show
  • Makeovers from Belk’s signature beauty bar experts along with cosmetic specials and giveaways
  • Brand new cars and SUVs by Chevrolet made for today’s busiest families
  • Painting classes with Pinot’s Palette, where attendees can create whimsical works of art with the assistance of a professional artist

The Southern Women’s Show Raleigh runs Friday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for an advanced discount of $8 at local Walgreens locations, for $10 online prior to the show or for $12 at the door. Tickets for children ages 6 through 12 are $6 and children under the age of 6 can attend free of charge with a paying adult. For more information, visit

About the Southern Women’s Show:
The Southern Women’s Show is the premier weekend-long event for women in the Triangle community and attracts tens of thousands of guests each year. It features celebrity guests, shopping, and workshops on food, fashion, beauty, health and fitness, business, education, home, travel, and more. The 2015 show is sponsored by Chevrolet, Food Lion, Walgreens, WRAL-TV and The News & Observer. The event is organized by Southern Shows Inc., a Charlotte-based company that hosts seventeen shows annually, including the Women’s Show Series and the Southern Home & Garden Show Series. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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