The West Coast Women’s Show returns to Tradex in Abbotsford from Oct. 18 to 20.
The 19th annual event features more than 400 exhibitor booths and entertainment on three stages, including celebrity speakers, fashion shows, cooking demos, wellness and beauty secrets, and more.
Celebrity and culinary legend Massimo Capra from Chopped: Canada and Top Chef Canada will be live on the Chef’s Kitchen Stage on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Also on Saturday, Bif Naked, one of Canada’s most celebrated performers and humanitarians, hosts an intimate conversation at 4:30 p.m. on the main stage, as she headlines the Women Empowering Women series.
On Sunday, catch TV icon Michelle Stafford – aka “Phyllis Summers” from The Young and the Restless – live on the main stage at 1 p.m.
New at this year’s event are the Veg Showcase and Sustainable Living shows where visitors can sample the latest vegan and vegetarian food products; get the tools they need to grow their own produce; learn the benefits of eco-friendly skincare; achieve a more sustainable lifestyle with plant-based packaging; and shop for the trendiest eco-fashions.
This year’s show also features returning favourites such as the Hall of Flame Calendar Firefighters fashion show and Martini Nights, the World of Taste, the Artisans’ Marketplace and the Fashion and Style areas with the Fashion Hub featuring five of the trendiest boutiques and fashion trucks in B.C.
Show hours are 1 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is $12 general, $9 for seniors, $9 for youth (ages 13 to 17), $4 for children (ages six to 12) and free for kids five and under.
Tickets are $2 less at London Drugs location and online at westcoastwomen.net.