2023 Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo

Friday, March 24, 2023 12:00 PM - Saturday, March 25, 2023 5:00 PM (CDT)

Description

Join us Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 for the Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo! This LARGER THAN LIFE tradeshow will be highlighting more than 140 regional businesses showcasing their services, products, what's new, interactive demonstrations and filling job openings. PLUS there will be entertainment for the whole family, such as: children's play area and character meets, high school team building project, axe throwing, artist demonstrations, pop up brewery, food vendors and lumberjack shows!

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Last year the Mid-Minnesota Builders Association and the Brainerd Lakes Chamber joined forces and combined their long standing annual events, MMBA Home & Outdoor Show and Brainerd Lakes Chamber Everything Expo, into the LARGER THAN LIFE Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo! The results were THE BEST home show and expo in the region! Join us for our 2023 Brainerd Lake Home Show & Expo as a business, non-profit organization or food & beverage vendor.

Business Booths (priced by location, refer to the color coded floorplan)

  • Regular Booth- Single Booth (8' deep x 10' wide), Double Booth (8' deep x 20' wide)
    • *Member- $550 Single Booth; $1,100 Double Booth
    • Non Member- $750 Single Booth; $1,500 Double Booth
  • High Traffic Area-Single Booth (8' deep x 10' wide), Double Booth (8' deep x 20' wide)
    • *Member- $600 Single Booth; $1,200 Double Booth
    • Non Member- $800 Single Booth; $1,600 Double Booth

Non-Profit Booths (prices by location, refer to the color coded floorplan)

  • Regular Booth- Single Booth (8' deep x 10' wide), Double Booth (8' deep x 20' wide)
    • *Member- $300 Single Booth; $600 Double Booth
    • Non Member- $500 Single Booth; $1,000 Double Booth
  • High Traffic Area- Single Booth (8' deep x 10' wide), Double Booth (8' deep x 20' wide)
    • *Member- $350 Single Booth; $700 Double Booth
    • Non Member- $550 Single Booth; $1,100 Double Booth

Food Vendors (Booths 162 - 167)

  • *Member- $300 Single Booth; $600 Double Booth
  • Non Member- $500 Single Booth; $1,000 Double Booth

Oversized Display Space (booths located in the Crow Wing Recycling Arena)

  • Single Booth (16' deep x 20' wide)- $2,500
  • Double Booth (16' deep x 40' wide)- $3,000

Exhibitor Add Ons

  • WiFi Access- $25
    • To ensure that exhibitors have access to WiFi to process transactions and demonstrate products, an additional router and booster will be installed for the event
    • Purchase the WifFi Access and receive the passcode for service
  • Bulk Tickets- $50 / 10
    • Invite your customers to attend free of charge. 
    • Pre-purchase blocks of 10 tickets.
  • Exhibitor Networking Social Sponsor- $100
    • Greet exhibitors Friday evening during the Exhibitor Networking Social
    • Mic time to provide an infomercial promoting your business/organization
  • Late Move Out- $100
    • Pack up and move out your exhibit by noon on Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card- $100
    • Your logo will be included on the Lakes Proud Stamp card that will be hand out to all attendees
    • Attendees will bring their card to your booth to be stamped (stamp will be provided)
    • Completed cards will be entered for prizes
    • Provide 2- $25 value prizes
  • Outdoor Welcome Sign Sponsor- $125
    • Your business name will be promoted on a double sided sign placed near the entrance

Early Bird Special: Register by December 31, 2022 and save $50 on your booth fee!

All Booths Include: Exhibitor promotional packet, access to electricity, free attendance for employees, and an invitation to attend the Exhibitor Social Friday evening at 7pm.

*MMBA and Chamber Member Benefits:

  • Discounted exhibitor pricing
  • Receive FREE WiFi access if registered by December 31, 2022


SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES 
Promote your business above and beyond your competition by being a sponsor. Multiple sponsor levels and benefits are provided so you can find the perfect match! Must be a MMBA or Chamber member.

Presenting Sponsor- $3,500 (2 available, Single Booth); $5,000 (1 available, Double Booth)

  • Booths 68 and 99
  • Single booth 8' deep x 20' wide. Double booth 16' deep x 20' wide
  • Business logo incorporated into event branding
  • Business name and logo included with all advertising
  • Business logo linking to your business on several websites marketing the event
  • Booth space located in high traffic area close to the entrance
  • Free attendance for employees working the booth
  • Free logo on the Lakes Proud Stamp Card
  • Free WiFi access

Platinum Sponsor- $2,500 (2 available)

  • Booths 132 and 133 (8' deep x 30' wide)
  • Business name and logo included with advertising
  • Business logo on several websites marketing the event
  • Booth space located in high traffic areas near the entrance
  • Free attendance for employees working the booth
  • Free logo on the Lakes Proud Stamp Card
  • Free WiFi access

Lumberjack Show Sponsor- $2,500 (2 available)

  • Business name and logo included with advertising
  • Business name or logo included with event signage
  • Business logo linking to your business on several websites marketing the event
  • Display your own banner/sign near the stage
  • Mic time before shows to promote your business with an infomercial

Gold Sponsor- $2,000 (6 available, 8'x20' Booth); $3,500 (3 available; 8'x40' Booth)

  • Booths 19, 29, 36, 67, 100, 131. 
  • Business name or logo included with advertising
  • Business logo on several websites marketing the event
  • Booth space located in high traffic area
  • Free attendance for employees working the booth
  • Free logo on the Lakes Proud Stamp Card
  • Free WiFi access

Silver Sponsor- $1,500 (10 available; Double Booth 8' deep x 20' wide)

  • Booths 1, 18, 21, 35, 51, 52, 83, 84, 115, 116
  • Endcap booth space located in a high traffic area
  • Business logo on several websites marketing the event
  • Free attendance for employees working the booth
  • Free logo on the Lakes Proud Stamp Card
  • Free WiFi access

Children's Play Area Sponsor- $1,500 (1 available)

  • Business logo on several websites marketing the event
  • Business name and logo included with advertising
  • Business name or logo included with event signage


ATTEND
This event is open to the public and all ages! Plan on attending and enjoy learning about our Brainerd Lakes businesses, seeing demonstrations, enjoy tasty food and so much more! Show your Lakes Proud spirit by completing the Lakes Proud Stamp Card to be entered for a chance to win prizes! 

Cost:
$5 Adults (16+)
$4 Seniors (65+)
Free for 0-15 years (must be accompanied by an adult)

Fee includes admittance to the Lumberjack shows

Friday, March 24, 2023
12PM-7PM | Flannel and Fun Day!

  • 140+ Exhibitors, Food Vendors and Pop Up Brewery -sponsored by 
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Game
  • Career Expo - Exhibitors will have information for job openings and accepting applications
  • Axe Throwing -sponsored by 
  • Hammer & Nail Game - sponsored by Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity (located in the Pop Up Brewery)
  • Artist Demonstrations -sponsored by The Center
  • Children's Play Area-
  • 4:00PM - Timberwork's Lumberjack Show 
  • 6:00PM - Timberwork's Lumberjack Show 

Saturday, March 25, 2023
9AM-5PM | Flannel and Fun Day!

  • 140+ Exhibitors, Food Vendors and Pop Up Brewery (opens at 11AM -sponsored by)
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Game
  • Career Expo - Exhibitors will have information for job openings and accepting applications
  • High School Team Building Challenge (Pequot Lakes vs Pine River)
  • Axe Throwing -sponsored by Roundhouse Brewery
  • Hammer & Nail Game -sponsored by Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity (located in the Pop Up Brewery)
  • Children's Play Area
  • 10AM-1PM or until gone - Kid's Frost a Donut Day -sponsored by The Center
  • 11AM: Timberwork's Lumberjack Show 
  • 1PM: Timberwork's Lumberjack Show 
  • 3:00PM - Timberwork's Lumberjack Show


TIMBERWORK'S LUMBERJACK SHOW

 

Captivating audiences for the past 25 years, Timberwork's Lumberjack Shows provide images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation's heritage. Be ready for thrills, chills and maybe a few spills!

  • Hot Saw
  • Speed Carving
  • Axe Throw
  • Single Buck
  • Logrolling
  • Underhand Chop
  • Springboard Chop

Lumberjack Show Times:

  • Friday: 4PM and 6PM
  • Saturday: 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM


CHARACTER MEET & GREET

Hey Kids.... Meet, Greet & Selfies with Bob the Builder! Bring your family and have fun in the Children's Play area!

  • Friday, 3PM-5PM: Bob the Builder
  • Saturday, 10AM-2PM: Bob the Builder


LAKE PROUD STAMP CARD GAME
Join the Lakes Proud movement by participating in this fun game held exclusively at the Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo! 

  1. Take your Lakes Proud card to the exhibitors with their logo on the card.
  2. Exhibitors will place a stamp on their logo.
  3. After you've had all of the exhibitor logos stamped, complete the bottom of the card.
  4. Drop your completed Lakes Proud card in the box when you leave for a chance to win prizes
  5. Winners will be contacted the week of March 27
  6. Winners will pick up their prize at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber (224 W. Washington Street Brainerd)


PARTICIPATING EXHIBITORS

Brainerd Ski Loons
Central Lakes Adventure School
Cosmetic Family Dentistry
Unique Movers



FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDORS


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Pricing

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$5 - Adults (16+)
$4 - Seniors (65+)
Free - 0-15 years (must be accompanied by an adult)

Pay at the door (cash or check)

Fee includes admittance to the Lumberjack shows

Essentia Health Sports Center
502 Jackson Street
Brainerd, MN 56401 United States
Event Contact
Sue Galligan
(218) 822-7119
Friday, March 24, 2023 12:00 PM - Saturday, March 25, 2023 5:00 PM (CDT)

Friday, March 24, 2023; 12:00pm - 7:00pm 

Saturday, March 25, 2023; 9:00am - 5:00pm

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