Main Event

On the third Saturday in August, First Avenue in downtown Ladysmith on Vancouver Island is lined with various makes and models of beautiful and treasured cars and motorcycles.

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The Ladysmith Museum and Archives Society will be holding their annual garage sale from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, August 17th, the same day as the Ladysmith Show n Shine. The garage sale is being held at the Ladysmith Museum, on the corner of Buller Street and First Avenue, and will feature many items of interest to seasoned “salers” as well as visitors alike! The Ladysmith Historical Society works very hard at not only preserving the history of this amazing town AND area but also works hand in hand with the Museum to present the most beneficial pieces of history that tell the story of Ladysmith.
Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

2018 Award Winners

The winner of the People’s Choice Award was Lance Andreows (pictured with the Ladysmith Ambassadors) for his 1969 Dodge Charger
Ambassadors Ella, Maia and Andrea present Derek Attwell from Nanaimo with the trophy and prize for third place in the People’s Choice category. Brady’s Powder Coating and Sandblasting donated a total wheel refinishing package.

High Street features the Fox and Hounds English Pub and the In The BeanTime Cafe, both of which will be having special  features for both show participants and spectators.

Also along  High Street you’ll have the opportunity of stopping into Mr. Popper’s Sweet Shoppe with it’s huge variety of old fashion candies and ice cream. Also Red’s Emporium full of great treasures from year’s gone by and gently “pre-loved” articles.

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Forms can either be mailed to:

c/o Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine
PO Box 1396
Ladysmith, B.C. V9G 1A9

or the form may be dropped off at Palmer Leslie Chartered Professional Accountants, 101 – 626 First Avenue, Ladysmith.

Please make cheques payable to Ladysmith Show ‘n Shine.

Partial proceeds from the show are donated to local area charities.

Ladysmith Lions Club Concession

Lions ClubThe Ladysmith Lions have their food trailer at the Show N Shine.  Located next to the main stage, on High Street, the Lions will be serve their famous breakfast sandwich.

They will have their regular fare of hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and other goodies.

Kinsmen Beer Garden

Ladysmith KinsmenThe local Kinsmen Club host a beer garden, located in the parking lot of Dunsmuir Square (Kitchener and First Avenues). Along with a cold beer or two, at the Kinsmen Beer Garden, the members will also be BBQ-ing up their famous ribs, done with their secret sauce as well as all the condiments. This is a “must stop” for participants and spectators.

The Kinsmen quench the thirst and appetites of everyone as they tour the hundreds of impressive vehicles that will be featured along First Avenue. All the proceeds from the Kinsmen’s Beer Garden and Rib Fest go to Downtown Public Bathroom projects that the club members will be doing this fall in down town Ladysmith.