Why Exhibit

The Coastal Living Show is a trade show where businesses have the opportunity to showcase to the public a variety of gifts, products, and services for the home, garden, office, and seaside living. In addition, some exhibitors demonstrate means to healthy lifestyles that enhance time spent at the coast or in physical activities wherever one lives.

The Coastal Living Show is the one and only annual fundraiser of the Wilmington Woman’s Club, a 501(c)3 organization. All of the profits from the event are returned to the community to enrich the lives primarily of women and children. Since 1978, the Wilmington Woman’s Club has given between $600,000 - $700,000 from the profits of the Coastal Living Show.

Among the recipients have been:

  • Boys and Girls Home of NC
  • Cape Fear Chorale
  • Cape Fear Clinic
  • Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem
  • Cape Fear Literacy Council
  • Carousel Center
  • Community Boys and Girls Club
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Kids Making It
  • L.C.F. Historical Society
  • Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality
  • Wilmington Health Access for Teens