The Southern Women’s Show returns again this year to the Charlotte Convention Center on August 24-26, with some major celeb appearances to add to their annual shopping, events and fun. There are hundreds of vendor booths to visit, sample & shop, and your $10 ticket ($12 at the door) buys a lot of entertainment, a little fame-stalking, and hours of perusing. It’s definitely a bargain girlfriends’ day out, and has something going for everyone.

The highlight of this year’s entertainment has got to be the celeb appearances, starting with the 1 pm Saturday, 8/25 Stage Appearance of pageant queen Savannah Chrisley, from USA’s Chrisley Knows BestWhether you watch her family’s weekly antics on TV or not, hearing from this gorgeous celebrity promises to be full-on entertaining, as you know she has plenty of stories to tell! 

Savannah Chrisley

Savannah Chrisley photo source | instagram

If you want to be sure to see Savannah up close and kind of personal, you want to buy one of the limited VIP Meet & Greet Passes, for $35, which gets you an exclusive meet & greet, reserved seating at the Fashion Stage where Savannah will be appearing, your admit ticket to the Southern Women’s Show for that Saturday, and a reusable shopping bag to store your SWS finds.

Is it wrong that I’m struggling to choose whether to go see Savannah or Keegan Allen since I’m not allowed to spend my entire weekend celeb gawking?

If you want to try your luck at winning two of these VIP Meet & Greet passes in our subscriber contest, have at it!! Enter to Win in the form below.

Our picks from the rest of the special events this year at the Southern Women’s Show are:

Panel Discussion on Charlotte’s Growing Literary Scene … Friday, August 24,  12 – 1 pm

Led by theExecutive Director of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation this panel discussion with local authors features Kimmery Martin—author of recently released novel, Queen of Hearts. An ER doctor turned full-time author, Kimmery is the mother of three;  Kathy Izard—author of recently released memoir,  The Hundred Story Home. A marketing executive turned author, Kathy is the mother of four, and a passionate advocate for our community’s most fragile citizens;  Helen Kimbrough—author and publisher of multiple children’s books. Helen is a literacy advocate and mother of two;  and  Kathie Collins—poet and co-founder of Charlotte Lit.   Mother, poet, editor, teacher and an influential leader in Charlotte’s literary scene.

Grab your book club and make an afternoon of it!

Girls Night Out … Friday, August 24,  4 – 7 pm

A free glass of wine (with coupon from the SWS site) and a firefighter’s fashion show hosted by Molly Grantham are the highlights of the annual Friday evening GNO at the SWS. There’s also a fun scavenger hunt for Beasley Radio personalities with show bucks prizes.

Mother Daughter Look Alike Contest … Saturday, August 25, 2 pm

If you have a young girl who’s dying to see Savannah, be sure to stay after and enjoy the mother daughter look alike contest emcee’d by Ramona Holloway and her mother Wheezy. In fact, why not compete and really have some fun together before you both show til you drop?

You might as well just buy the weekend pass, though, cause you KNOW you cannot miss Sunday’s appearance by ….

Keegan Allen Appearance … Sunday, August 26, 12 pm

Best known for his role on Pretty Little Liars, this 29 year old actor is also an accomplished photographer, author and musician. We’re trying not to reduce him to eye candy, but then there’s this from his instagram. Admittedly, it’s a struggle. But we will persevere, because clearly he is much more than just another pretty face. Definitely looking forward to hear what this fellow has to say on Sunday, 8/26.

Keegan Allen photo | instagram


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