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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. Each year, proceeds from the annual 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 proceeds of the Coastal Living Show. Some of the recipients are listed below.

  • A.C.C.E.S.S.
  • Bellamy Mansion Museum of History
  • Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children Hospital
  • Boys and Girls Home of NC — Lake Waccamaw
  • Cape Fear Chorale
  • Cape Fear Clinic
  • CFCC Scholarships
  • Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem
  • Cape Fear Literacy Council
  • Carousel Center
  • Community Boys & Girls Club
  • Community Counseling Center
  • Domestic Violence Shelter and Services
  • First Fruits Ministries
  • Good Shepherd

  • Kids Making It
  • L.C.F. Historical Society (Latimer House)
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Pretty in Pink Foundation
  • Reach Out & Read Carolinas
  • UNCW Scholarship
  • V.O.C.A.L (transportation for elderly & disabled)
  • Wilmington Health Access for Teens (W.H.A.T)
  • Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality
  • Wilmington Symphony Orchestra
  • Wilmington Tennis Association
  • Women of Hope
  • YMCA
  • YWCA