Cooking is a key component of Southern Women’s Show

Food Lion Kitchen Stage is the epicenter of culinary ideas and inspiration


Charlotte, NC (Aug., 2016) – The Southern Women’s Show offers an impressive lineup of culinary demos and cooking inspiration. Guests can enjoy food and drink samples, watch chefs compete in kitchen combat, discover new recipes and learn from live cooking demonstrations. The show returns to uptown Charlotte’s Convention Center from Aug. 26 through 28.


“The Southern Women’s Show is really an idea lab for home cooks,” said Tish Atkins, executive show manager. “Whether you rarely have time to cook and need some sure-fire shortcuts or you’re Cordon Bleu material, you’ll find what you need here.”


Headlining the weekend’s culinary entertainment is a series of events on the Food Lion Kitchen Stage. Guests can expect easy, fresh meal ideas for busy home cooks on a budget, plus …


How refreshing

You count on Food Lion for low prices, fresh produce and the Food Lion promise of Double Your Money Back satisfaction guarantee. Now you can count on the store for great recipes, tips and secrets from chefs, plus tasty samples at the Food Lion Kitchen Stage. Get money-saving coupons at the MVP Savings Center with your MVP card.


Easy, fresh and affordable

Taste delicious Affordably Fresh samples from the live cooking segments prepared using the freshest ingredients and products from the Food Lion Family of Brands at the Taste Experience Stage.


Game on!

Enjoy the exciting Chopped Challenge where two chefs square off and battle against each other using items selected by show guests from the Food Lion Pantry. Watch the chefs work under pressure to create tasty, unique recipes.


Play to win

Watch teams put their Food Lion knowledge to the test in head-to-head trivia during the Food Lion Face Off. Contestants for the game show will be selected from the audience. Guests should plan to arrive early for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Food Lion, given away during each Face Off throughout the show.  


Taste Inspiration

Learn tips and tricks from chefs that you can use at home, new fresh seasonal salads, creative juice blends or secrets to blending your own spice at the Fresh Flavor Stage.




The show is an affordable way to get expert advice on everything from health to hair care. Guests can get in the show for as little as $5 with a light rail ticket stub. Ticket prices remain the same for the third consecutive year.



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 34th annual show happens Aug. 26 through 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center.   

Southern Shows pulls out all the stops for this mega-show. Favorite vendors return each time, but every year sees new exhibiting companies and new product launches. Food and fitness. Drink and décor. Health and beauty. Home and lifestyle. Caring for children and caring for the self. It’s everything you love, all under one roof. 

When?  Friday, Aug. 26 through Sunday, Aug. 28. Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 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.


Parking: Plentiful parking is available at convenient uptown garages, including the nearby NASCAR Hall of Fame. (Guests who park at the NASCAR Hall of Fame can show their ticket stub as they exit and save $3 off the parking total.)



  • Adults: $12 at the door (Advance tickets available online for $10.)
  • Youth (ages 6 – 12): $6
  • Youth under age 6: Free with paying adult           
  • Advance tickets will be available from July 25 through Aug. 28 for $7 each at Walgreens.  
  • Groups of 10 or more can purchase advance tickets for $7 each.
  • Admission is free on Friday, Aug. 26 after 4 p.m.  
  • Teacher Appreciation Day is Sunday, Aug. 28. Teachers (and staff) who present a valid school ID at the box office will be given free admission. This year for the first time, pre-service educators (those who work in 2- to 4-year-old nurseries and programs) and preschool directors will also get in free by checking in at   the show office located in Room 102.


Proud Sponsors: 

The Charlotte Observer, Chevrolet, Food Lion, Walgreens and Little Black Dress Wines


For more information:         
Call 800-849-0248 or visit              


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