2017 Show Highlights
Olympic gold and silver medalist and Dancing with the Stars Champion, Laurie Hernandez
joined us on Thursday for a VIP Meet and Greet, Q&A Stage Appearance and an autograph signing with lots of adoring fans!
The soulful songbird, Patti LaBelle
took her tunes to the Cooking Stage on Sunday as she demonstrated her favorite dish. She left on a high note as she surprised the audience with a beautiful melody.
, from TLC’s The Next Great Baker
and Food Network's Cake Wars
, appeared on the Spotlight Stage on Thursday and Friday to discuss her inspirational booked titled, “You’re Next! Turn Your Disappointment Into Destiny,” which tells of her personal story and chronicles her journey of becoming one of America’s favorite bakers.
Charity Firefighter Fashion Show
We had a full house each night of the show as the Orange County Firefighters burned up the stage to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Ladies shopped for all of the latest fall trends.
Show guests checked out the latest Chevrolet models and took their vehicle of choice for a spin around the block.
There was a full and fun line up of local and celebrity chefs on the Cooking Stage each day. Farris and Foster's Chocolate Factory also hosted a special Chocolate Shoe Party on Saturday where guests could decorate an edible chocolate stiletto.
Mother Daughter Day Sponsored by Hood Calorie Countdown
Sunday was full of special activities and contests for Mother-Daughter pairs. Enchanted Entertainment
hosted a royal tea party and sing-a-long with Belle Princess and other fairytale friends.
Show Buck Bingo
Always a crowd favorite, guests competed in three rounds of Bingo daily with the grand prize winner receiving $200 in Show Bucks.
Guests had the chance to get FREE goodies and samples, and win awesome prizes from our sponsors and participating exhibitors!