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For more than 30 years, the Southern Women's Show has shown women a good time while maintaining a focus on health and fitness. For four days this September (Sept. 19 through 22), the fun is back. And so is the motivation to live a healthy life. This year, the show will move to an exciting new home at the Charlotte Convention Center and feature more than 275 exhibiting companies in 100,000 square feet.

"The Southern Women's Show is about food and fashion, but we're also the most exciting health fair you've ever seen," said Tish Atkins, who has been the show manager for 16 years. "We're all about fun, but there's a serious focus on health, fitness and lifestyle, too."   

A few health/fitness highlights to look for at this year's show:

  • Avon Fight to Extinguish The Charlotte Fire Department will feature eight firefighters in the 13th Annual Firefighter Fashion Show. Catch the action on Friday at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 5 p.m. on the Fashion Stage. See some of CFD's finest show off the latest in men's fashion provided by Dillard's SouthPark. The model firefighters will also auction off their T-shirts to benefit the nonprofit Charlotte-Mecklenburg Firefighters' Burned Children Fund.

 

  • The Queen of Fitness (also known as Nettie Reeves) will hold court and get you moving on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on the Spotlight Stage, and at 6 p.m. on the Fashion Stage. Creator and choreographer of the popular Nettie Reeves' FUNky Fit, dance-based aerobics, she believes everyone can be fit regardless of their size. Reeves is frequently featured in national  (Essence magazine, for instance) and local (Charlotte's WBTV News Channel 3) media.

 

  • Enjoying time away is good for mental and emotional health. The Girlfriends Getaway, sponsored by MANN TRAVELS, is an all-inclusive trip for two adults to a Caribbean resort. The trip will be for either four or five nights – based on hotel availability at time of travel. Register to win at the Mann Travel exhibit #1108.

 

  • Women are used to juggling work, family and personal time. Jessica Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty does all of the above – but with cameras rolling. The hit show follows the Robertson family, founders of Duck Commander, a homegrown operation that has become an empire of top-of-the-line duck calls and decoys made from salvaged swamp wood. The wife of the youngest Robertson son, Jep, will appear on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage on Sunday at 1 p.m. She'll share stories about life in Louisiana, the importance of family and what it's like to be part of Duck Dynasty.

 

  • The health of your family's bank account is an important part of overall health. Learn how to save at the grocery store during the Couponing 101 segment on the Spotlight Stage, Friday at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Guests will learn specific tips that could help cut their grocery bills in half. Join expert, Tara McAlister, The Deal Diva, to learn the basics of using coupons and store promotions.

 

  • Cars aren't the exclusive domain of men. Chevrolet is the Official Vehicle Sponsor of the 2013 Southern Women's Show, and their exhibit will include the 2014 Camaro, Impala and Traverse. You can even get behind the wheel. Take a test drive at the show and – as the new ad campaign suggests – FIND NEW ROADS™ with Chevrolet.

ABOUT

The Southern Women's Show has been one of the Charlotte area's signature events for more than three decades. Thousands of mothers and daughters, sisters, co-workers and friends make it an annual tradition. The 31st annual show happens Sept. 19 through 22, but – for the first time – the show makes its home uptown. 

Southern Shows pulls out all the stops for this mega-show. It's festive. It's fun. Favorite vendors return each time, but every year sees new vendors and new product launches. Food and fitness. Drink and décor. Health and beauty. Home and garden. Caring for children and caring for the self. It's all here, under one roof.  It's a Charlotte tradition. Now in a new, uptown home.

When:  Thursday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:  Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Charlotte, N.C.

Admission:     

Adults: $10 at the door (Advance tickets available online for $8.)

Youth (ages 6 – 12): $5

Youth under age 6: Free with paying adult           

Advance tickets will be available beginning Aug. 28 for $7.50 at Charlotte-area Harris Teeter stores.  

Groups of 10 or more can purchase advance tickets for $6.50.

For More Information:         
Call 800-849-0248         

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