Women’s Lifestyle Show

Written By: Andrew Ketterer logo-date

The newly interactive and intimate Women’s Lifestyle Show is headed to the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The show’s website says, “It takes a year to create, but for one magical day each year, the world stops as women celebrate with their best friends, sisters, mothers, daughters, and each other.”

This year’s show is designed for just that, with a new look, floor plan and concept that are designed to create a more inspiring day to celebrate and empower women like never before! For over 20 years, the show has given Peoria entertainment, educational and intriguing seminars, and numerous contests and door prizes.

Luckily for you, we’ve broken down each section of the show!


Celebrity Speakers

Discovery Channel’s Dr. Lori is promising 100 free live appraisals (50 on each main stage) during the show. Dr. Lori is an award-winning TV personality and TV talk show host with a Ph.D. in art history.

Mary Jo Buttafucu is a motivational speaker that will help you learn to THRIVE! She has appeared on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Entertainment tonight and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She will describe her experiences mentioned in her book, Getting It Through My Thick Skull: Why I Stayed, What I Learned, and What Millions of People Involved with Sociopaths Need to Know.

The third celebrity is a Days of Our Life actress, motivational speaker and a number-one songwriter, Gloria Loring. In Gloria’s new book, Coincidence is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous: Reflections on Daytime Dramas and Divine Intervention, she walks through a series of coincidences that transformed her life.

Melissa Costello, the personal chef of Tony Horton, has a mission to make the healthy food taste good while keeping it simple! Her newest book, The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook: 125+ Recipes for a Fit, Happy, Healthy You is getting terrific reviews.


Main Stage

This year’s show will feature two separate stages, named the Celebration and Empowerment stages. These will feature motivational speakers, comedy skits, fashion shows, author readings and even concerts. If you’re not sure where to begin your tour of the celebration, the two main stages are the perfect place to start.

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Fashion & Beauty

Be prepared to relax while local vendors help showcase the latest styles and trends. Special presentations and interactive activities will show women how to transform their look and create the perfect wardrobe.


Health & Wellness

At this section of the show, the focus will be on creating the perfect balance for an active lifestyle. The expert speakers and live demonstrations fill you with knowledge and inspiration to live the healthiest life you can.



As one of the most popular sections of the show, you’ll have the chance to search this one-of-a kind marketplace for trend setting gifts and unique ideas. What’s better than combining your holiday shopping with wine tasting?


Home & Living

On this pavilion, you’ll have the chance to renovate you living space. Simple and budget friendly ideas from the professionals will help make your home stand out. Head here if you’re looking to transform your home using your inner creativity.


Bridal & Event

A few of Central Illinois’ best wedding and event specialists will teach you about the latest trends and ideas. The vendors and workshops are aimed to teach everything from choosing the best photographer, finding the perfect dress or throwing a spectacular birthday party on a budget.



Master chef creations, taste sensations and tips for preparing favorites are just a few topics that will be discussed at this location. On-stage demonstrations, innovative culinary products and food samples will have you sticking around this pavilion all day long!


Additional Information

Tickets can be purchased at the Peoria Civic Center on the day of the event for $10. Tickets are also available at all Kroger locations for $8.

On-line Ticket Specials:

–       Single Ticket – $8
–       Three-fer – $21
–       Ticket & T-shirt – $21


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