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Brainerd Lakes Chamber

For more than 100 years, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce has strengthened the businesses that strengthen our communities. We are Lakes Proud.

Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo: March 22-23, 2024

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Magic shows and bounce houses are FREE with admission! Kids 15 & under are free with a paid adult. Qualifying seniors are 65+. Pay at the door with cash or check.

Mark your calendar for the Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo on Friday, March 22 (12PM-7PM) and Saturday, March 23 (9AM-5PM)! Presented by Northern Pacific Center and Finken Aqua Systems, this event will highlight 160+ regional businesses showcasing their products and services. More than a tradeshow, we invite you to enjoy entertainment for the whole family: bounce house, face painting, children’s play area, pop-up brewery, Lakes Proud Lotto, food vendors, and much more! Highlighting the event will be 5 FREE shows performed by Hudson Magic!

Adults $5 • Seniors $4 • Kids Free!

This event is open to the public and all ages! Learn about Brainerd Lakes Area businesses, view demonstrations, enjoy tasty food, and so much more! 

Magic shows and bounce houses are FREE with admission! Kids 15 & under are free with a paid adult. Qualifying seniors are 65+. Pay at the door with cash or check.

Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo 2024 Parking Map

Where to Park

PARKING AVAILABLE AT THESE LOCATIONS

  • Sports Center Main / East Parking Lot
  • Sports Center North Parking Lot: Exhibitor Parking (Attendees may use if space is available)
  • Side Streets (Do NOT block entrances / driveways)
  • Westgate Mall (2 blocks west of Sports Center)
  • Brainerd VA Clinic Parking Lot: Saturday only! No parking on Friday!

NO PARKING

  • No Parking Along Jackson St
  • No Parking Along NW 4th St

2023 Event Photo Gallery

Friday, March 22, 2024 (12PM-7PM)

  • All Day // 160+ Exhibitors.
  • All Day // Food Vendors.
  • All Day // FREE bounce house in the Children’s Play Area by Lakes Party and Bounce House.
  • All Day // Large building blocks for creative play in the Children’s Play Area. Sponsored by WonderTrek Children’s Museum.
  • All Day // Pop Up Brewery. Sponsored by Jack Pine Brewery.
  • All Day // Lakes Proud Lotto (additional tickets available to purchase at the entrance).
  • All Day // Career Expo. Exhibitors will have information for employment opportunities and will be accepting applications.
  • 3-5PM // Meet Bob the Builder in the Children’s Play Area.
  • 3-7PM // FREE face painting for children by The Painted Turtle.
  • 4PM // Hudson Magic Show.
  • 6PM // Hudson Magic Show.

Saturday, March 23, 2024 (9AM-5PM)

  • All Day // 160+ Exhibitors.
  • All Day // Food Vendors.
  • All Day // FREE bounce house in the Children’s Play Area by Lakes Party and Bounce House.
  • All Day // Face painting & glitter tattoos for children by The Painted Turtle (cost $5 or more).
  • All Day // Career Expo. Exhibitors will have information for employment opportunities and will be accepting applications.
  • All Day // Lakes Proud Lotto (additional tickets available to purchase at the entrance).
  • 10AM-11AM // Kids’ Building sponsored by Home Depot (available until kits are gone)
  • 10AM-2PM // Meet Bob the Builder in the Children’s Play Area.
  • 11AM // Live Hudson Magic Show
  • 11:30AM-12PM // Kids’ Donut Decorating sponsored by The Center
  • 12PM-Until Gone // Kids’ Building sponsored by Home Depot (available until kits are gone)
  • 12PM-5PM // Giant Legos for creative play in the Children’s Play Area. Sponsored by WonderTrek Children’s Museum.
  • 1PM // Live Hudson Magic Show.
  • 3PM // Live Hudson Magic Show.
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Lakes Proud Lotto

Enter to win prizes with the Lakes Proud Lotto!

  • Step 1) Adult attendees will receive 1 FREE lottery ticket and a list of exhibitors with Lakes Proud prizes.
  • Step 2) Place your lottery ticket in the box at the exhibitors’ booth for a chance to win their prize.
  • Step 3) Additional lottery tickets can be purchased at the door for more chances to win: $5/5, $10/10 or $20/20. Tickets are sold only in $5 increments.
  • Step 4) Winning tickets will be contacted the week of March 25th.
  • Step 5) Winners will pick up their prize at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber: 224 West Washington Street, Brainerd.

Need not be present to win.

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Hudson Magic Shows: Free with Admission!

Friday, March 22: 4PM and 6PM

Saturday, March 23: 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM

Hudson has been performing magic for over 40 years and is one of the fortunate few to turn his hobby into his livelihood. Based in Minnesota, he has performed professionally across the USA and is Headmaster of Twin Cities Magic Academy. Hudson is a member of several professional organizations, including The International Brotherhood of Magicians, The Society of American Magicians, and The Academy of Magical Arts – home to the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. 

Kid's Play Area

Bring the kids to the kid’s Play Area and enjoy some indoor fun! Sponsored by Prime Cleaning, the Kid’s Play Area is sure keep the little ones in your group preoccupied with lots of fun activities.

  • FREE bounce house by Lakes Party and Bounce House
  • Face painting & glitter tattoos by The Painted Turtle
  • Meet Bob the Builder: Friday 3PM-5PM, & Saturday 10AM-2PM
  • Large building blocks and giant Legos for creative play

Food & Beverage Vendors

  • Benny’s Hotdogs & Lemonade: Chicago style hot dogs, Lemonade
  • Brainerd Lakes Chamber & MMBA: Donuts, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Pretzels, Chips, Nachos, Popcorn, Cookies, Candy Bars, Water, Pop, Coffee
  • Jack Pine Brewery: Beer
  • K&D Kettle Corn: Kettle Corn, Cotton Candy
  • Sage on Laurel: Pulled Pork, Macaroni & Cheese, Hot Caramel Apple
  • Vangstad Creamery: Ice Cream

Participating Exhibitors

  • 3 Cheers Hospitality
  • ABC Seamless Lakes Area
  • Advantage Home Pros
  • Amazon Hub
  • Ameribuilt Buildings
  • American Door Works
  • Aquarius Home Services
  • Aspire Insurance Services
  • Associates in Eyecare
  • B-Dirt Construction
  • Bathtub Refinishing USA
  • Batteries Plus
  • BeMobile Verizon
  • Benny’s Hotdogs & Lemonade
  • Bill’s Gun Shop & Range
  • BLADE Coalition
  • Brainerd Area Youth for Christ
  • Brainerd Boulder Supply and Design
  • Brainerd Jaycees
  • Brainerd Public Schools
  • Brainerd Ski Loons
  • Brenny Family Funeral Chapel
  • Bridges of Hope & Common Goods
  • Bridges to Home Health Care Chartered
  • Camp Confidence Lions Club
  • Caribbean Beach Tanning Salon
  • Central Lakes Adventure School
  • Central Lakes College
  • Central MN Adult & Teen Challenge
  • Clearbrook Electric
  • CoMitted 365 Roofing & Exteriors
  • Confidence Learning Center
  • Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
  • Crow Wing County Fair Association
  • Crow Wing Power
  • Crow Wing Power Credit Union
  • Culligan Water Conditioning
  • Custom Boat Lift Vinyl
  • Cutco
  • DBS Residential Solutions
  • DeckTek LLC
  • Deerwood Bank
  • Ecowater Systems
  • Edward Jones – Shawna Knutson
  • EXP Realty
  • Explore Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center & Gift Shop
  • Exterior Pro
  • Fabricators Unlimited
  • Farmers & Merchants State Bank
  • Finken Aqua Systems
  • First Choice Builds
  • Five Star Home Improvements
  • Garage Door Store
  • Gerhard’s Kitchen and Bath
  • Girl Scouts of MM and WI Lakes and Pines
  • Gracewin Cooperative
  • Grand Casino Mille Lacs
  • Hill’s Detailing Center
  • Home Depot
  • Hubbard Radio & 2060 Digital
  • Huber Photography
  • HUG Hydronics
  • Independent Scentsy Consultant
  • Integrity Fence
  • Jack Pine Brewery
  • K&D Kettle Corn
  • Kinship Partners
  • Kruchten’s Heating and Air Conditioning
  • LeafFilter Gutter Protection
  • Lake Country Seamless Gutters
  • Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project
  • Lakes Area Skatepark
  • Lakes Party and Bounce House
  • Lighthouse Beginnings
  • Lonesome Cottage Furniture Company
  • Members Cooperative Credit Union
  • Midwest Machinery Co
  • Mike’s Tree Company
  • Minnesota Regenerative Institute
  • Minnesota Rusco
  • MN American Legion
  • Mona Valenty, Realtor – Edina Realty
  • Mounted Eagles
  • National Loon Center
  • Nelson Sanitation & Rental
  • Nick’s Tree Service
  • Nordic Brick and Fireplace
  • Northern Lakes Assisted Living & Memory Care
  • Northern Lakes Cleaning
  • Northern Pacific Center
  • Northland Arboretum
  • Northland Buildings
  • Northland Companies Supply
  • Northland Drilling
  • Northland Insulation
  • Northland Sotheby’s International Realty
  • North Country Plumbing & Heating
  • Norwex
  • Party Time Rental
  • Party World’s Be Bold Balloons
  • Pella Windows & Doors
  • Penmac
  • Preferred Hearing Aid Center
  • Prestige Roofing
  • Prime Cleaning
  • Pure Air Wellness L.L.C. – ActivePure
  • Quality Equipment
  • R&J Broadcasting
  • Rainbow of Minnesota
  • Reece Landworks
  • Renewal by Andersen
  • Renner Roofing
  • Retirement Designs – Tara Hemsing Woitalla
  • RG Insurance
  • Ruttger’s Bay Lake Resort
  • Sage on Laurel
  • Schmidt Roofing
  • Schroeder’s Home Services
  • SCR – Northern
  • Setri Barrel Saunas
  • SERVPRO of Brainerd and Park Rapids
  • Shingle Revival / Roof Maxx
  • Sound Communications
  • Stage North Theatre
  • Supreme Lending – Benson Ringle
  • Superior Mechanical
  • Sunsetter Awnings & Rainy Day Gutters
  • Superior Sleep
  • Tastefully Simple by Amy
  • The Center
  • The Clinic for Medical Aesthetics
  • The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes
  • The Painted Turtle
  • The Pulse 104.3
  • The Smokestack BBQ Supply Store
  • Tri-County Foam Insulation
  • U.S. Army Recruiting
  • Unique Movers
  • Vangstad Creamery
  • Victim Services
  • W Gohman Construction
  • Weichert Realtor – Tower Properties
  • Window Galaxy of MN
  • Wings Airport Cafe
  • Wings Financial Credit Union
  • Whitebox Marketing
  • Wolf Pack Energy
  • Wood n Log Restoration and Maintenance, LLC
  • Your Home Improvement Co.
  • Zips Car Wash

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