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West Coast Women's Show

One of the biggest such events in the region, the West Coast Women’s Show is a large retail trade show with vendors, educational displays and more.

In 2022 it took place in June in Abbotsford. It happens at the same place again on the weekend of October 14th to 16th. The event bills itself at “the ultimate girls’ day out!

 


WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING IN THE LOWER MAINLAND

Other events taking place on the same weekend in 2022 are the Circo Osorio Circus shows in Coquitlam, Vancouver Winter Extreme Ski & Board Swap at the PNE Forum, and the Rubber Ducky Race for runners around Burnaby Lake. October 15th is also municipal election day.

Halloween events and activities to checkout in the Fraser Valley on the weekend of October 14th to 16th also include Grave Tales walking tours in Fort Langley, Reapers Maze of Terror in Chilliwack, Brinkworth Dungeon in Langley, and Maan Farms Haunted Mazes in Abbotsford. Kid-friendly Halloween places to visit in the Fraser Valley also include Petey’s Pumpkin Patch and Maan Farms Fall Activities.


 

Circo Osorio in Richmond and Coquitlam in 2022

 

The West Coast Women’s Show in Abbotsford

A three-day long event with hundreds of vendors, the West Coast Women’s Show is a great place to browse any number of products and services. Marketed specifically towards women, over 25,000 people typically attend the event each year. The event is made up of multiple sections of vendors with hundreds of booths to peruse.

The show normally takes place in the fall. However, in 2022 there were two separate events to enjoy. The first West Coast Women’s Show of the year took place from June 10th to 12th. It happened in conjunction with the Summerfest Country Music Festival. Tickets to see the indoor concerts were included with admission to the West Coast Women’s Show.

The second West Coast Women’s Show runs from Friday, October 14th, until Sunday, October 16th. The hours of operation are from 1:00 to 9:00 pm on the Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday and  10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday.

 

Rubber Ducky Race

 

Location and Admission

The West Coast Women’s Show takes place at the TRADEX Centre in Abbotsford, located at 1190 Cornell Street. The venue is a very large one with well over 100,000 square feet of interior space, which makes it a popular spot to host events like this one.

 

Summer 2022 Admission

Admission to the June 2022 event included access to the food trucks, the beer and wine garden (for those 19+) and up to four free concerts from the Summerfest Country Music Festival. Single-day admission prices were the following:

  • Adults (19 to 64): $15
  • Seniors (65+): $12
  • Youth (13 to 18): $12
  • Children (6 to 12): $5

Children under the age of 6 entered for free. A weekend pass that gave you admission to all three days cost $25. There was also an all-access weekend pass available for $59 that included tickets to the two Summerfest concerts that weren’t free. Otherwise, both of the ticketed concerts were $35 to attend.

 

Fall 2022 Admission

Admission to the October 2022 event also includes live entertainment, presentations and access to all areas of the show. Single-day admission prices are as follows:

  • General (13 to 64): $15
  • Seniors (65+): $12

Children ages 12 and under enter for free each day. Seniors can get in for just $10 on Friday. The prices above are the costs at the door. However, tickets purchased online in advance cost up to $3 less.

 

Halloween Activities for Kids

 

What to Expect

There is plenty to experience at the West Coast Women’s Show. The June 2022 edition had close to 400 different exhibitors on hand providing everything from clothes to cosmetics, interior decorations, career advertisements and more. There were also around 20 different food trucks and the beer and wine garden had drinks from half a dozen different companies.

The October 2022 West Coast Women’s Show features over 250 boutique exhibitors. The booths are grouped together based on product categories. There are areas for fashion, beauty and health, as well as other sections for food, travel and home decorations. There is also an Artisans Christmas Marketplace full of gift ideas. In addition to all of the products to browse, there are also two stages with live presentations and entertainment.

One special event at the October 2022 West Coast Women’s Show is Girls’ Night Out on the Friday at 7:30 pm. Guests can sip on martinis and Calendar Firefighters strut down the catwalk. Free gifts are also available on the weekend. The first 500 guests on Saturday receive a free gift from SeneGence, while the first 500 guests on Sunday receive a free gift from Pretty Things for Mother’s and Daughter’s Day.

 

2022 Extreme Ski Swap

 

Fall 2022 Entertainment

The fall edition of the West Coast Women’s Show features two different stages. There’s a Main Stage and a Main Stage Lounge, plus a separate Health, Wellness & Lifestyle Stage. Schedules for each day of the show are listed below.

 

Friday, October 14th, 2022


 

Main Stage Schedule

  • 4:45 pm – Jorgie Apparel Swimwear Fashion Show
  • 5:30 pm – Casual Chic Couture Fashion Show
  • 6:00 pm – Main Stage Fashion Show
  • 7:00 pm – Hall of Fame Calendar Firefighters Fashion Show

Health, Wellness & Lifestyle Stage Schedule

  • 1:45 pm – Living Life Deliciously, Alcohol-Free
  • 2:15 pm – How to Help Children Avoid Gangs, Drugs and Violence
  • 2:45 pm – Discover a Better Way to Loose Weight and Literally AGE Backwards
  • 3:15 pm – Preparing for the Unexpected
  • 3:45 pm – Story Time: Sex and Dating in Vancouver
  • 4:30 pm – Whole-Body Walking
  • 5:00 pm – Jenni LaRue Artisan-Jewelry
  • 5:30 pm – Lift Your Way to Extreme Confidence
  • 6:00 pm – Bathroom Brothers

 

Saturday, October 15th, 2022


 

Main Stage Schedule

  • 11:00 am – Jorgie Apparel Swimwear Fashion Show
  • 12:00 pm – Main Stage Fashion Show
  • 1:00 pm – Cheryl Hickey
  • 3:00 pm – Peter Bergman

Health, Wellness & Lifestyle Stage Schedule

  • 11:00 am – HOME Government Rebates & Home Improvement
  • 11:30 am – Build a Strong Immune System
  • 12:15 pm – Chocolate Bar Making and Chocolate Tea Drinking
  • 12:45 pm – Impact of Stress on Hormones Balance and Immunity
  • 1:15 pm – Aging in Place
  • 1:45 pm – Beauty in Abundance
  • 2:15 pm – Lift Your Way to Extreme Confidence
  • 2:45 pm – Quick and Easy Makeup & Skin Prep
  • 3:15 pm – The Skinny Fat; Curb Your Carb Cravings
  • 3:45 pm – Gut Health
  • 4:30 pm – What Makes You a Badass
  • 5:00 pm – Decorate Your Own Candle

 

Halloween in the Lower Mainland

 

Sunday, October 16th, 2022


 

Main Stage Schedule

  • 11:00 am – Jorgie Apparel Swimwear Fashion Show
  • 12:00 pm – Women Empowering Women Panel
  • 1:00 pm – Stephanie Labbé
  • 3:00 pm – Bif Naked

Health, Wellness & Lifestyle Stage Schedule

  • 11:00 am – Living Life Deliciously, Alcohol-Free
  • 11:30 am – A Healthy Glow
  • 12:00 pm – How to Help Children Avoid Gangs, Drugs and Violence
  • 12:30 pm – Discover a Better Way to Loose Weight and Literally AGE Backwards
  • 1:00 pm – FLO Design Co. FW 22/23
  • 1:30 pm – Impact of Stress on Hormones Balance and Immunity
  • 2:00 pm – Quick and Easy Makeup & Skin Prep
  • 2:30 pm – Decorate Your Own Candle
  • 3:00 pm – Jenni LaRue Artisan-Jewelry
  • 3:30 pm – Story Time: Sex and Dating in Vancouver

 

Tess Anderson at Summerfest
Tess Anderson at Summerfest in 2022

 

Summer 2022 Entertainment Schedule

The Summerfest Country Music Festival took place at the same time and in the same venue as the West Coast Women’s Show in June 2022. There were 10 shows over the weekend. Two of them required extra payment to see and the others were included with general admission to the venue.

Below is the schedule from 2022.

 

Friday, June 10th, 2022

  • 2:30 pm – Nearly Neil
  • 5:30 pm – Aaron Goodvin with supporting act Nicole Sumerlyn (ticketed show)

 

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – Ryan McAllister
  • 1:30 pm – The Promised
  • 3:00 pm – Chris Buck
  • 5:30 pm – Aaron Pritchett with supporting act Tess Anderson (ticketed show)

 

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

  • 12:00 pm – Kristin Carter
  • 2:00 pm – Redwoods
  • 3:30 pm –The Heels
  • 5:00 pm – Nikita Afonso

 

Other Information

For more information about the event visit the West Coast Women’s Show website. Other articles that might be of interest include the following: