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North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Raleigh, NC


Randy Arnold, Barefoot Ambassador

Barefoot Ambassador Randy Arnold was born in Sonoma County, California. Randy grew up in the idyllic surroundings of his family's orchards and vineyards in the Sebastopol area. His wine grape growing experience began at the “ground level” helping plant grapevines in his family’s vineyards. Following a degree in Wine Marketing, Randy learned first-hand about the wine industry by working for numerous vineyards, wineries and distributors throughout Northern California.
This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Randy joining Barefoot Winery. Prior to Randy’s arrival at Barefoot, the Winery founders, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, would spread the word about Barefoot by donating wine to events organized by local non-profits, they liked to call this "worthy cause marketing". With Michael and Bonnie's support, when Randy arrived at Barefoot he set about expanding this marvelous idea. Over two decades later, Randy - with Barefoot Winery's support - has assisted over 200 non-profits and has also personally attended and poured at more than 1,200 non-profit benefits. One of the first “out” Sale Managers in the wine business, Randy has been central to Barefoot Winery’s long-standing support of the LGBT community and has developed key relationships for Barefoot with  a wide assortment of non-profits supporting the LGBT Community. Randy really embodies Barefoot's aim to “make the world a better place through wine."
As Barefoot ambassador, Randy travels across the country sharing with the public his passion for making wine fun as well as training the next generation of Barefoot representatives in the unique Barefoot culture. Remembering the mantra to “make the world a better place through wine,” Randy encourages all new Barefoot representatives to choose non-profits and causes that are close to their own heart just as he has done since 1990. 
Randy feels very fortunate to be a part of a very successful winery that does so much good in the world. He looks forward to introducing you to new Barefoot wines and bubbles!
Join Randy on the Spotlight Stage for “Bubbly 101” where he will cover topics from selecting to serving Bubbly.

See what happened at the 2015 show!

Peter Facinelli

Peter Facinelli may be best-known for starring as “Dr. Carlisle Cullen” in the blockbuster Twilight franchise, based on Stephenie Meyer's #1 New York Times bestselling literary series. Peter has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors with distinctive and impressive performances. You’ve seen him in Glee, FX’s Damages and HBO’s Six Feet Under. He also plays Dr. Fitch Cooper in the seventh and final season of Showtime’s critically-acclaimed series Nurse Jackie. Peter will star in a new NBC series, American Odyssey, premiering in April, which follows a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist as their lives unexpectedly collide after an international conspiracy. Peter’s character is the disillusioned corporate lawyer, Peter Drucker, who is pulled into the center of this conspiracy.

Peter Facinelli was born and raised in New York and attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has formed his own production company, A7SLE Films, and is currently working on a variety of projects which allow him the opportunity to expand his creative talents as a writer, producer, director and actor. Peter’s comic book, Protocol: Orphans was published in 4 parts to rave reviews. It was released as a graphic novel in December 2014. His next book, After the Red Rain which he co-penned with his A7SLE partner, Rob DeFranco, and young adult author Barry Lyga, is set to be released this summer.

Peter will appear on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage on Saturday, April 25th at 12pm and will share behind the scenes news and answer questions. He’ll sign autographs and pose for photos afterwards and a portion of the proceeds from autograph and photo sales will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises money for pediatric cancer. Autographs will be $25 and photographs with Peter $30, or get both for $45.

Randy Fenoli

“Hello Beautiful!” is how Randy Fenoli greets all his brides on TLC’s hit show Say Yes to the Dress, Big Bliss, Randy Knows Best, and Randy to the Rescue. He is known as the most trusted source in the Bridal Industry and it is his mission to "Educate, Elevate, and Empower” a bride to choose the most important dress in her life and to realize her own personal beauty.

Randy is the youngest of seven children and taught himself to sew at the early age of nine. His passion for fashion and design led him to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology where upon graduation, he launched two bridal collections. In 2007, he joined the team at New York’s Kleinfeld Bridal Salon as the Fashion Director and assisted with helping over 15,000 women say yes to their perfect dress. Randy believes that no matter what size, age or shape EVERY woman is beautiful and it is his job to find her the perfect wedding dress to help enhance her natural beauty. Besides being featured on Say Yes to the Dress, Randy has found time to appear on other shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, Regis & Kelly, Rachel Ray, Extra, and The Martha Stewart Show. He served as the main correspondent for the Royal Wedding during TLC’s live broadcast and was the Associated Press’ fashion commentator on the red carpet for the Academy Awards.

In 2011, Randy became a published author with his first book It’s All About the Dress which is a guide designed to educate, elevate, and empower women. He is often featured and quoted in many publications such as People, In Touch, Bride and Bloom, Southern Weddings, Brides, Destination Weddings and Honeymoon. Now he’s appearing at the Southern Women’s Show on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage on Sunday, April 26th at 2pm. His inspirational message will touch your heart and he’ll share behind the scenes stories and advice on how you too can be beautiful on your special day and more importantly – every day!

Click here to enter the VIP meet and greet with Randy and Erica from Bob and the Showgram on G105!

See Randy on the Fashion and Entertainment Stage, Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 PM!

Adley Stump

Adley Stump will rock the Fashion and Entertainment Stage on Friday at 5:30 for Girl’s Night Out. Adley is part of the Country Showdown USA Tour, and former The Voice contestant. She will replace Leann Rimes as the MC of Country Showdown. This is the biggest country music talent search competition in the country. Adley will also host regional competitions throughout the USA, culminating in the final competition filmed in Nashville in January 2016. Grab your glass of Little Black Dress Wine and enjoy Adley’s country music performance.

Michael O’Rourke

A powerful force with a dynamic stage presence, Michael O’Rourke is known as a visionary with an uncanny sense of predicting the next big movement in the beauty industry. His ability to observe the world at large has resulted in some of the most trend-setting and unique products including his latest hit “Rock Your Hair.” Get inspired and explore the depths of your own creativity as Michael demonstrates and explains his proprietary cutting system “Angles in Motion” and shares with you his insights and advice from over 50 years as a platform artist, salon owner and entrepreneur. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to connect with Michael in an intimate environment.

Cynthia Jones

National recording artist Cynthia Jones is a Billboard charting singer, songwriter, arranger and producer. This powerful Grammy and Stellar Award nominated vocalist has a dynamic stage presence, and is known as Gospel’s Queen of Neo-Soul.
She is not what some call a traditional gospel artist. She is jazzy, smooth, and easy on the ears, with a voice that is simply arresting.
Jazz Great, and Bravo’s Hit Reality TV star Ben Tankard, of “Thicker Than Water” requested Cynthia to do a collaboration with him on his current “Full Tank” CD, featuring her smoothness singing “Something About That Name”, a song written and arranged by Cynthia.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be a part of the audience at Cynthia’s performance and have the opportunity to win a FREE Gift. Cynthia will be on The Fashion & Entertainment Stage. Check schedule for exact times.

Eirinn Abu

Joining us this year at the Southern Women’s Show is Saxophone Recording Artist, Eirinn Abu. Eirinn Abu gives the saxophone a new voice and sound. His peers call him the instrumental version of Josh Groban or Andrea Bocelli. He has a new recording of the number one love song of all time, “I Will Always Love You” with guest artist Dolly Parton. Eirinn will be sharing his music with us introducing his new CD “Ten Love Stories” a series of theme songs from the top ten classic love movies of all time.

Still Being Molly

Life and style blogger Molly Stillman has been sharing her likes, dislikes, and a piece of her mind with the internet for nearly a decade. On her blog, still being molly, she writes daily about fashion and beauty, some of her favorite recipes, her DIY and home decor projects, photography, product reviews, life as a wife and mother, and even about money. Yep, money... how to save it, spend it, get out of debt, and more.

At the Southern Women’s Show this year, Molly will be bringing you a fashion show featuring real, local women and she’ll be showing you how to rock this year’s trends.

You do not want to miss Molly on the main fashion stage for a fashion show that won’t be like any other fashion show you’ll ever see.

Every Little Girls Favorite Snow Sisters from Frozen

Is your little girl obsessed with the Snow Sisters from Frozen? The Snow Sisters will be appear on the Spotlight Stage at 1:00pm on Sunday for Mother Daughter Day for a story and sing-a-long. Both sisters will be available to meet children and pose for pictures so be sure to bring your cameras.

Mrs. United Nation International – Vickie Love Lackland

Look for Mrs. United Nations International at the Show. She will be greeting guests throughout the Show. One of Vickie's dreams came true of capturing the Mrs. United Nation International 2014-2015 crown as she competed against the world’s’ most beautiful and successful contestants from across the nation. The United Nation International Pageant is one of the world’s top tier beauty pageants that focus on outstanding community service and volunteer work on a National and International level.

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