The girls have their bridal shows, women’s shows and craft and home shows.

And now, it’s payback time.

But there’s a good chance the wives and girlfriends that get dragged to the fourth annual Guy Show at Lansdowne Park this weekend might have just as much fun as the boys.


The organizers of the Guy Show have branched out this year. In addition to bringing back the monster truck, the ATVs, Spyders and a golf equipment sale, this year’s show will also feature bikes by Harley-Davidson for the first time.

Other show features include a mechanical bull, a hovercraft and a 26-foot climbing wall, as well as an MMA ring that people can actually climb inside to get more personal with the most popular, fastest-growing televised sport in North America.

“It’s an exciting thing for people to get up close and see,” said Einar Murchison, managing partner with the Guy Show. “There’s a whole pile of things people can test out.”

The show, which has attracted more than 15,000 people each year in the past, may well get more than that this year, as organizers have removed admission fees. And aside from a small charge for using the climbing wall, it’s free to test out all the gear as well.

“Part of this is about putting on a pile of cool stuff that people normally wouldn’t get to try out, and another part of it is the celebration of guyhood,” said Murchison. “We don’t need to have a pile of women running around in bikinis to feel good as guys.”

That said, a specific part of the female anatomy will be a focus of the show at noon on Saturday, when the Guy Show holds its Great Shave Off with all proceeds going towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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