MMBA and Brainerd Lakes Chamber Present: Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo

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March 25, 2022 12:00 PM – March 26, 2022 5:00 PM (CDT)


March 25 – 26, 2022

Essentia Health Sports Center, Brainerd

The Mid-Minnesota Builders Association (MMBA) and the Brainerd Lakes Chamber are joining forces to present the Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo! This event is a combination of two long-standing annual events: The Brainerd Lakes Chamber’s Everything Expo and MMBA’s Home & Outdoor Show.

These two dynamic organizations are excited to bring you an Expo and Home Show with over 170 businesses showcasing their products and services. Organizers Colleen Faacks, MMBA, and Sue Galligan, Brainerd Lakes Chamber, are working together to provide the community with the best home show and expo in the region along with entertaining elements for the whole family.

A portion of ticket sales and sponsorships will be contributed to the Lakes Proud campaign. Lakes Proud is a regional campaign highlighting the importance for businesses and residents to support and shop local.


This event is open to the public and all ages! Plan on attending and enjoy learning about our Brainerd Lakes businesses, seeing demonstrations, enjoying tasty samples and so much more! Show your Lakes Proud spirit by attending and supporting our Lakes Proud campaign.

$5 – Adults (16+)
$4 – Seniors (65+)
Free – 0-15 years

Schedule of Events:

Friday, March 25          12:00PM – 7:00PM      |    Flannel Day

  • Exhibitors, Food Vendor and Beer Garden (purchase tickets to redeem for food & beer)
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Game
  • Career Expo – Exhibitors will have information for job openings and accepting applications
  • High School Team Building Project
  • Face Painting
  • Paul & Babe Coloring Contest
  • 6:00PM – Lumberjack Show sponsored by

Saturday, March 26      10:00AM – 5:00PM      |   Family Day

  • Exhibitors, Food Vendors and Beer Garden (purchase tickets to redeem for food & beer)
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card Game
  • 10:00AM – 1:00PM – Meet, Greet and Photographs with Paul Bunyan
  • 10:0AM – 2:00PM – Kids Building Workshop sponsored by Home Depot
  • 10:00AM – 2:00PM – Face Painting and Paul & Babe Coloring Contest
  • 11:00AM – Lumberjack Show sponsored by
  • 3:00PM – Lumberjack Show sponsored by


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
  • Speed Climb
  • Single Buck
  • Logrolling
  • Underhand Chop
  • Springboard Chop

Hey Kids…. Meet, Greet & Selfies with Paul Bunyan on Saturday from 10:00AM – 1:00PM! Bring your family and have fun in the Kids Play area upstairs!

Lakes 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 Lakes Proud card in the box when you leave.
  5. Winners will be contacted the week of March 28
  6. Winners will pick up their prize at the Brainerd Lakes Chamber (224 W. Washington Street Brainerd)

EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES__________________________________________________

Why should you exhibit? 

Face-to-face selling creates trust. The Brainerd Lakes Home Show & Expo provides an opportunity for you to share your product and/or service with consumers on an individual basis time thousands. This puts you in the driver’s seat! You can tailor your selling points to the needs and wants of each consumer, one at a time. No other marketing vehicle affords this unique and powerful approach.

Top 10 Reasons to Exhibit:

  • Consumers are ready to buy
  • Gather quality leads
  • Build brand awareness
  • Sample products
  • Set appointments
  • Opportunity to test market
  • Launch new products and services
  • Stand out from your competition
  • Cost effective marketing
  • Consumers can touch, see, hear, taste, feel and smell your product

Who should participate?

  • Arts & Attractions
  • Automotive Sales & Rentals
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Construction & Home Improvement
  • Landscaping
  • Recreation Sales & Rental
  • Restaurants
  • Healthcare
  • Financial
  • Real Estate
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Home & Garden
  • Professional Services
  • Recreational Activities
  • Small Businesses
  • Travel
  • Retail
  • Non Profit Organizations

Exhibitor Pricing:

  • Business Exhibitor-$550 (158 booths available)
    • Single booth $550 = 8′ deep x 10′ wide
    • Double booth $1100 = 8′ deep x 20′ wide
    • Free attendance for employees working the booth
  • Non Profit Exhibitor- $300
    • Single booth $300 = 8′ deep x 10′ wide
    • Double booth $600 = 8′ deep x 20′ wide
    • Free attendance for employees / volunteers working the booth
  • Food Vendor- $300
    • Single booth $300 = 8′ deep x 10′ wide
    • Double booth $600 = 8′ deep x 20′ wide
    • Free attendance for employees / volunteers working the booth

MMBA and Chamber Member Benefits-

  • Sponsorships and main arena exhibitor booth spaces are reserved (deadline is January 31, 2022)
    • Remaining main arena booths and sponsorships will be available to non members starting February 1.
  • Receive FREE WiFi access if registered by February 1, 2022

Exhibitor Early Bird Special-

  • Register by December 31, 2021, to save $50 on your booth fee AND be entered for a drawing for a 4 person exclusive golf package!

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 WiFi Access and receive the passcode for service
  • Lakes Proud Stamp Card $75
    • Lakes Proud is a regional campaign that originated in 2015 promoting area businesses and residents to shop and support local. Take the Lakes Proud pledge (no cost) by going to
    • Donate 2- $25 value prizes
    • Your business logo or name will be placed on Lakes Proud stamp cards that will be distributed to attendees
    • Participating exhibitors will receive a Lakes Proud stamp to use during the event
    • Attendees will be required to go to the participating exhibitors to complete their stamp card and be eligible for prizes donated by the Lakes Proud exhibitors
    • Winners will be drawn the week of March 28, 2022
  • Late Move Out $100 (pack up and move out your exhibit on Monday, March 28)
  • Complimentary Customer Tickets $50/10
    • Invite your customers to attend free of charge. Pre-purchase blocks (10 tickets / $50) of tickets when you register your booth. Forward the confirmation QR code to your customer to show when they arrive to get in free.

All booth locations will be determined by MMBA / Brainerd Lakes Chamber. Member Benefit- Main arena booth spaces are reserved for members of the MMBA, Brainerd Lakes Chamber which includes Crosslake and Pequot Lakes Chambers (deadline is January 31). Booth pricing includes access to electricity. To ensure the use of WiFi an additional router and booster will be installed, therefore there is a fee to access the private WiFi account.

Click here to download the Exhibitor Form.

Participating Exhibitors (to date):

Ameribuilt Buildings
Bill’s Gun Shop & Range
Brainerd Public Library
Crow Wing County Land Services
Crow Wing County Victim Services
Culligan Water Systems
Custom Mechanical and Sheet Metal
Cutco Cutlery
Cuyuna Comfort Hospitality
DBS Residential Solutions
Digital Horizons
Exit Lakes Realty Premier
Exterior Pro
First Western Bank & Trust
Garage Door Store
Girl Scouts of MN & WI Lakes and Pines
Gracewin Living Cooperatives
Integrated Insurance Inc
Kinship Partners
LeafFilter Gutter Protection
Lonesome Cottage Furniture
Members Cooperative Credit Union
Mike’s Tree Company
Minnesota Resort Sales
MN Resort Sales
North Central Medical Supply
Northland Buildings
Party Time Rental
Party World
Pella Windows and Doors
Quality Equipment Sales & Service
Real Solar
Renewal by Andersen
Ryan the Cell Phone Doctor
Superior Mechanical
The Center
The Pulse and The Word
Tom Hofius Farmers Insurance
Tri County Foam Insulation
US Bank
Waste Partners
Weichert Realtors
Window Galaxy of Minnesota
Your Home Improvement Company