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2016 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo

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Name: 2016 Brainerd Lakes Everything Expo
Date: March 18, 2016 - March 19, 2016
Event Description:

The Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce and Hubbard Radio are partnering once again to bring you one of the region's largest trade shows with everything you want, all in one place. On Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19, the doors to Brainerd's Essentia Health Sports Center will open to over 130 local business exhibitors. This exciting 2-day event, formerly known as the Brainerd Lakes Marketplace and Hubbard Radio's Outdoor Show, welcomes over 3,000 visitors each year. 

The entry fee is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free. Along with learning more about area businesses, all visitors get the chance to win door prizes with drawings held throughout both days, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and ending at 4 p.m. on Saturday. You must be present to win. See you there!


Friday March 18  |  9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 
Senior Day at the Everything Expo:

  • FREE Shuttle Service for Seniors provided by Executive Express. Pick-up & drop-off locations:
    • Bethany Apartments (depart at 9:00 am, 10:00am, 11:00am and 12:00pm)
    • The Center (depart at 9:10am, 10;10am, 11:10am and 12:10pm)
    • Edgewood Vista Senior Living (depart at 9:20am, 10:20am 11:20am and 12:20pm)
    • Northern Lakes Senior Living (depart at 9:35am, 10:35am, 11:35am and 12:35pm)
  • Bingo with PRIZES, sponsored by Grand Casino - 9:30 a.m.and 4 p.m.
  • Painting Sessions by The Traveling Art Pub - 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Pre-registration required. Call 218.454.1888 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/147751045614439/ to register for the 11 a.m. session or https://www.facebook.com/events/1705372436375963/ to register for the 2 p.m. session. $15 per person. Maximum of 44 participants per class.)
  • LIVE Music by Rockin' Hill (blues, jazz, rock) - 5-7 p.m.
  • Door Prize Drawings - all day (must be present to win)
  • Lakes Proud Punch Card Contest - all day

Saturday March 19  |  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Family Day at the Everything Expo:

  • Meet Curious George - 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • Yoga Sculpt Class by The Burn - 9 a.m. (Pre-registration required. Call 218.454.2077. $10 per person. Additional sessions may be added depending on registration.)
  • Bingo with PRIZES, sponsored by Grand Casino - 12:30 p.m.
  • Painting Sessions by The Traveling Art Pub - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Pre-registration required. Call 218.454.1888 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1584483445175285/  to register for the 11 a.m. session or  https://www.facebook.com/events/467546393450079/ to register for the 2 p.m. session. $15 per person. Maximum of 44 participants per class.)
  • Door Prize Drawings - all day (must be present to win)
  • Curious George Coloring Contest - all day
  • Lakes Proud Punch Card Contest - all day


Join the  Lakes Proud movement by participating in this fun contest, held exclusively at the Everything Expo! Here's how it will work...

  1. Pick up an official punch card at the Expo front desk or Chamber booth.
  2. Roam the Expo to find the Lakes Proud businesses listed on the punch card.
  3. Drop off your fully-punched card at the ticket/front desk or Chamber booth and be entered to win fabulous prizes! (Drawings will take place at random times. You do not need to be present to win.)
  4. BONUS: Take a selfie photo with a Lakes Proud logo at the Expo, then upload it our Lakes Proud Facebook (facebook.com/lakesproud) or Twitter (twitter.com/lakesproud) pages with the #lakesproud. Be entered to win even more prizes!

Bring the family to meet this mischievous monkey, courtesy of Lakeland Public Television, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Curious George is an animated video series based on the popular books by Margaret and H.A. Rey. Hug, snuggle, or pose for a photo with this fuzzy and loveable character. Don't forget your camera!

KIDS!! Be sure to enter our Curious George Coloring Contest!
  1. Coloring pages will be available in the February 28th edition of the Brainerd Dispatch, at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber office, or at the Expo on Saturday, March 19.
  2. Color the picture however you want: crayons, markers, paint, etc. and then turn in your entry at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber (224 West Washington Street) prior to March 18 or hand deliver to the Chamber ticket desk at the Expo.
  3. Contest entries will be displayed at the Everything Expo and winners will be drawn at random for kid-friendly prizes, including water park passes and more! (Ages 10 and under, please.)

  • Executive Express - Stop by our booth to register to win two $50 Gift Certificates from Executive Express to be used towards MSP Airport shuttle service or Private Charter Services.
  • Radco, Truck Accessories - Sign up at our booth for a set of Free Weathertech’s.
  • Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport - Sign up to win a Delta duffle bag that includes a sweat shirt and ball cap. We will also draw for a combined Grand airport tour to include lunch for 2 at Wings Airport Cafe and end with 30 minute scenic flight. The Scenic flight is courtesy of North Point Aviation and will include a North Point hat. We will also be handing out beverage cards for the Wings Airport Cafe. Like us on Facebook!
  • Northland Pet Lodge-  $150 off a Professionally Installed Pet Stop Underground Fence System.
  • Optimum Cleaning- 10% off duct cleaning and carpet cleaning when booked at the expo!
  • Lakes Area Eye Care- 20% off complete pair of eyewear if people present flyer at time of purchase.
  • MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union- Double your rewards points when you use your MMFCU VISA Platinum Rewards Card locally in 2016! Build your savings and have a change to WIN! For every $25 increase in your balance, you earn one entry into each of the following drawings: $50 monthly, $100 monthly, $1,000 quarterly and $5,000 annually.
  • Brainerd Kennel Club- Drawings in their booth for dog treats and toys. Must be present to win.
  • Viking Land Harley-Davidson- Drawing for a $50 Gift Card.
  • The Woods Event Center- Book a showing and wedding date and get $500.00 off
  • The Woods Bar & Restaurant- Register for $25.00 and $50.00 gift certificate give -aways. Serving food both days.
  • More added every day so check back soon!
There are just a few booth spots available! To learn more, download the Sponsor Packages & Booth Registration Form or contact Sue at 218.822.7119, sgalligan@explorebrainerdlakes.com. Are you a current exhibitor and looking to rent equipment for the Expo? Our recommended vendors include:

Exhibitors as of 3/14/16:
Main Arena -
3-2-1 BOUNCE, Air Tech Heating & Cooling, Beaudry Oil & Propane, Better Living concepts, Brainerd Dispatch, Brainerd Elks Lodge 615, Brainerd Kennel Club, Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport, Brainerd Public Schools, Brainerd Public Schools Community Education, Brainerd Sports Outlet, Brenny Funeral Chapel and Lakes Area Cremation, Brent Rocks, College of St. Scholastica, Country Inn & Suites, Crow Wing County Fair Association, Crow Wing Energized, CTC, Cub Foods, Culligan Water, Cuyuna Rock Gem & Mineral Society, Cuyuna Rolling Hills Golf, Deerwood Bank, Department Veterans Affairs, Destiny Cruises, Eddy's Resort, Edward Jones - Rich Weaver, Employment Resource Center, Enbridge Energy Company, Essentia Health, Executive Express, Exit Lakes Realty Premier, Five Star Home Improvements LLC, Frandsen Bank & Trust, Garden Circles, Good Samaritan Home Care & Hospice, Good Samaritan Society, HealthSource of Baxter, Hedlund Chiropractic, Hunts Point Gun Club, iDoc Phone Repair / Jeunesse Global, K&D Kettle Corn, Lakes Area BMX, Lakes Area Eye Care, Lakes Area Living Magazine, Lakes Area Wildlife & Pest Control, Lakes Express, Lakes Jam, Lakewood Health System, Liberty Tax, Live Well Chiropractic, M&M Express, MidMinnesota Federal Credit Union, Mille Lacs Driving Instruction, Mosquito Squad of NC Minnesota, Neighborhood National Bank, Neumann Construction Inc., North Central Medical Supply & Equipment, Northern Lakes Senior Living, Northland Pet Lodge, N-Hance Wood Renewal of Central MN, Optimum Cleaning. Park Avenue School of Cosmetology, P
arty Time Rental, Party World, Radco, RetroGreen Energy, Rainy Day Gutters, Scentsy, Stage North Theatre Company, The Burn, The Center, The Sleep Center of Central MN, The Traveling Art Pub, The Woods Banquet and Event Center, Viking Land Harley Davidson, Weichert Realtors and Westside Liquor.

Gold Arena - 38 Outpost, Beimert Outdoors, Brainerd Outdoor Sports, Brainerd Trap Shooting Club, Chainsaw Carvings, Costco, Crosslake Ace Hardware, Crow Wing Cycleworks, Down to Earth Wood, Hill Top Trailer Sales, Insurance Advisors, Inc., Lakeshore Conservation Club, Lybecks Marine, Minnesota Deer Hunters,  Muskie's Inc., My Pillow, Northstar Drilling, Power Lodge, State Farm Insurance - Brett Laugen, Turn in Poachers, and Tracker Marine Boating Center.

Event Sponsors:

Premier Sponsor

Signature Sponsor

Conservation Corner Sponsor

  • Mills Fleet Farm

Entertainment Sponsor

Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Date/Time Information:
Friday, March 18, 2016
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Contact Information:
Sue Galligan (218) 822-7119
This exciting event is only $3 per adult; those 17 and younger can attend for free.

All visitors receive the chance to win door prizes with drawings held throughout both days, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday and ending at 4 p.m. on Saturday. You must be present to win.
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