"Miss Kay" of the A&E hit "Duck Dynasty" will be the guest star at She: An Expo for Women, coming in July and sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
IF YOU GO
What: She: An Expo for Women
When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 27; noon-6 p.m. July 28
Where: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza
Admission: $12 online, $15 at the door. Limited VIP tickets for meet-and-greet with Miss Kay available.
Website: For tickets or more information, go to www.timesfreepress.com/she.
Watch a video from last year's Relish food demonstration: https://vimeo.com/46488100.
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"Duck Dynasty" doyenne Kay "Miss Kay" Robertson will be the guest celebrity for this year's She: An Expo for Women, scheduled July 27-28 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The expo is presented by the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Miss Kay will appear onstage July 27 and will give a presentation titled "Faith. Family. Ducks -- In That Order."
"We are very excited to bring Miss Kay to Chattanooga," said Chattanooga Times Free Press President Jason Taylor. "When polling our readers and Facebook fans on who they wished to see at She this year, she was overwhelmingly the No. 1 choice."
The A&E megahit features the Robertson family, a close-knit Louisiana clan that has made a fortune producing and selling duck calls. Miss Kay watches over the family and does most of the cooking. She is best known for her banana pudding, fried deer steak, crawfish pie and sticky frog legs.
The She expo is a two-day event featuring more than 150 vendor booths offering new products and services for life and home. Vendors will be on hand providing food, information and entertainment.
Sponsor Memorial Hospital will again man its "Oasis of Health," providing free health screenings.
There will also be a fashion show featuring breast cancer survivors, presented in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Relish, a national food magazine, will return to the expo for cooking demonstrations, and new this year will be a Pampering Pavilion, where attendees can get mini-massages, pedicures and/or manicures.
"It's a weekend event that is a great opportunity to shop, hang out with family and friends and see top-flight celebrities," said Lyndsi Lane, Times Free Press marketing manager.
"It's become a place for grandmothers, mothers and daughters to hang out together and find things that relate to them."
More celebrity guests will be announced in coming days.
Contact staff writer Barry Courter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6354.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...
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