Fall marks the return of one of Birmingham’s most anticipated annual events, the Southern Women’s Show! The show runs October 4-6, 2019 at the BJCC North Exhibition Hall with three days of celebrity guests, exciting new features, exclusive offers, cooking classes, seminars and boutique shopping designed specifically for Magic City gals.
The lineup includes fan favorite, world champion dancer, and reality star Val Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with the Stars. The two-time winner of the hit ABC celebrity dance competition, as well as a two-time World Latin Dance champion and 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion will appear at the show on Saturday, October 5. On Saturday and Sunday, Katie Dixon from the 2016 Season of MasterChef will share her culinary craft on the Cooking Stage. Dixon made it through 15 rounds before being eliminated. It was her likability and demeanor that caught the attention of the Food Network and they selected her to compete for the Next Food Network Star. This Mississippi chef survived and made it to Week 7. Katie is constantly impressing people with her bubbly personality and her recipes that burst with flavor.
Alabama Native and entertaining guru, The Bitter Socialite, Trace Barnett, will appear at the show on Saturday. A natural born entertainer, creator, decorator, gardener, and jack-of-all-trades, Trace knew he would pursue a career with a creative outlet. After years of working with various design groups and national lifestyle publications, Trace dreamed of a brand of his own, and that’s when The Bitter Socialite was born, an entertaining and lifestyle design firm that is neither stuck-up nor stuffy. The Bitter Socialite is brimming with how-to and do-it-yourself projects, easy market-fresh recipes perfect for dinner tonight, party ideas for any occasion, customizable meal/entertaining kits delivered directly to you, and a healthy dose of humor because we believe laughter is the heart of inspiration. He will appear on the cooking stage at 11:30 a.m. Other highlights include Girl’s Night Out on Friday with a complimentary refreshments from Ketel One Botanicals, Bling-O Bingo with Kendra Scott Jewelry and the Mother Daughter Look-a-Like Contest on Mother Daughter Day, sponsored by Brookwood Baptist Health.
Show hours are Friday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Admission is $12 at the door, $10 in advance online, $9 in advance at Piggly Wiggly, $6 for children 6–12 years old and free for children under 6 years of age (with paying adult). Friday and Saturday. For group discount tickets and more information, call (800) 849-0248 or visit www.SouthernWomensShow.com. Show sponsors include Chevrolet, America’s First Federal Credit Union, Brookwood Baptist Health & Piggly Wiggly. †