Excitement is mounting ahead of the popular annual South Coast Lions Show taking place at Port Shepstone Country Club from 29 June to 1 July.
The KZN South Coast’s Annual Trade Show has always been a great success. Now, in its 34th year of operation, the South Coast Lions Show wears a modern look, appealing to a whole new generation of show visitors.
The Lions’ show has always been organized and run by the Port Shepstone Lions Club. 100% of the proceeds of this event are ploughed back into local community service projects.
Thanks to an ongoing partnership with South Coast Tourism, the event officially forms part of the Winter Holidays/Sardine Festival program.
The venue at the Port Shepstone Country Club cricket oval is superb and the organisers are most grateful to the Country Club Committee and members for, once again, allowing the use of their facilities.
An exciting arena and entertainment program is planned for this year’s show. The entertainment line-up includes:
Comedian Joe Parker, Rubber Duck, The Color Blew, Barry Thomson & the Reals, Qadasi, 4-5 Seconds, Flat Tyre Groove, Brian Capper Extreme Motorcycle Displays, Dog Shows, Fencing Displays, Competitions for Kids, Line Dancing and various other Displays.
A full fun fair with plenty of adrenaline rides for the whole family will also return to this year’s event. An arts and crafts marquee will, once again, be incorporated into this year’s event which will showcase our local entrepreneurs and provide them with the opportunity to sell their wares to both locals and holiday makers alike.
The South Coast Lions Show is now recognised as the perfect showcase for South Coast businesses and stands are usually always fully booked well before the show. The judging of the stands is performed by an independent panel of judges.
Trophies and certificates are awarded to stallholders for the following categories: Best Overall Stand, Best Outdoor Stand, Best Indoor Stand, Best Marketed Stand, Best Motor Dealer, Best Local Business, Best Small Business and merit Awards.
This event is not a flea market and organisers encourage exhibitors to build professional stands which are in line with the theme of a trade expo. Stand bookings can be made through Lion Lady Jane Massey on 039 682 0957 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event, which coincides with the winter school holidays and Sardine Festival making it an ideal opportunity to promote our local businesses to the thousands of holiday makers who will be visiting our coast.
This year the event has been well marketed in areas such as Gauteng and the Freestate as well as major centres in KZN such as Durban and Pietermaritzburg thus attracting as many visitors as possible from up country and ensuring that money is ploughed into our local economy.
The South Coast Lions Show is the biggest local service/fundraising project undertaken by volunteer members of a single service club. The Show is the only event of its kind on the KZN South Coast and belongs to the community of the South Coast.
The event has tremendous benefits from a tourism perspective and the ongoing partnership between Lions, the Business Sector and the community has been a success story for many decades.
For more information follow us on Facebook or visit the official Lions Show website: www.lionsshow.co.za