Home decor, jewelry, wine, chocolate and cosmetics are just a sampling of the ways this year's Women's Show celebrated the female spirit.
With more than 12,000 men and women of all ages attending, the 16th annual event was a success, said Barbara Carbaugh, president of Women's Show sponsor 98.5 The Peak.
"I think everything's really getting a good reception," she said.
The event is a generational one, with many of the same faces stopping by each year, Carbaugh said.
"You see a lot of mother-daughter combinations," she said. "This year, I have seen more groups of younger women walking around together."
Some attendees lined up at the door one to two hours ahead of time on Saturday and Sunday, Carbaugh said. And that excitement fuels an environment where women care for each other, she said.
"I think what makes this Women's Show unique is how the community comes together for this," she said as a passerby complimented her on her blouse. "It's a real bonding experience."
A taste of everything: In addition to more than 200 vendors, several shows took place on the two stages at the York Expo Center.
As part of the Blue, White and Wow fashion show put on by Penn State York students, freshman Zoe Merisotis, 19, strutted along the runway on Sunday.
"It was really neat, I had a lot of fun," she said.
Several students -- including the Nittany Lion himself -- joined her, modeling the collegiate gear and showing off their Penn State pride. When she wasn't on the runway, Merisotis sampled the different services and foods the vendors had to offer.
"I love all the different stands, the jewelry," she said. "It's really cute."
Her mother and sister, Lisa and Rochelle Myers of Dover Township, also enjoyed bouncing around from stand to stand.
"I just like all the samples of things: cooking stuff, wines, crafts," said Lisa, 45.
"I like it a lot," added Rochelle, 13. "Just, like, visiting every place. And the runway."
Tradition: And one mother-daughter duo has been coming to the show every year for the past 10 years. The two brought along their nieces and grandchildren on Sunday.
Marci Bievenour, 42, of East Berlin said she enjoyed the relative quiet of Sunday's show.
"Saturdays, you pretty much can't get a stroller through here it's so crowded," she said.
She and her mother, Melanie Dissinger, 65, live together and are pretty close, Bievenour said.
Aside from the fun of cosmetic and hair stands, Dissinger added that there's another facet of the show that keeps the two coming back with their family.
"It's an excellent way to introduce your teen or tween to some of the facts of life," she said, noting that breast health and other health screenings are important to learn about while you're young.
But the show also offered some good information for older ladies, too, said Lore Gutmann, 84, of York City.
"I'll tell you something: I liked everything," she said, noting a natural food stand that piqued her interest.
Gutmann visited each vendor, which took her close to three hours, she said -- and she was tickled to find resources that applied to her lifestyle.
"They're thinking of the seniors," she said. "They're really thinking about us."
-Reach Mollie Durkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.