Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
The annual Glencoe Business Expo is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16, at the Panther Field House in Glencoe.
About 55 local businesses will be represented again this year, along with entertainment both days.
The doors open at 10 a.m., Saturday, and the Expo runs until 4 p.m. On Sunday, the doors open at 10 a.m. and the Expo ends at 3 p.m.
Also on Sunday is the annual Rotary Club pancake breakfast in the high school cafeteria. The breakfast runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dave Nelson, president of the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce said the Expo lineup is “family-friendly entertainment,” with Strider races, magicians and some new booths and vendors.
Stirder races are on pedal-less bicycles for toddlers, who use their feet for propulsion. The Buffalo Creek BMX and Ryan Voss are the sponsors of this new event that will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday.
Also new is the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) booth and a presentation by DEED on MNsure, the state’s new health plan. That presentation is planned for 11:30 a.m., Saturday.
A magician will perform with a mix of juggling and comedy on both days. On Saturday, the Big Fun Show will be performed at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, the show will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.
Also on Sunday will be Mar-Kee and Spar-Kee of the Hutchinson Clown Club, who will do face painting and make balloon animals.
Also available this year will be Glencoe Regional Health Services’ free cholesterol and diabetes checks, and there will be door prizes awarded each day throughout the Expo. The prizes include Chanhassen Dinner Theatre tickets, Twins tickets, gift certificates and Glencoe Bucks. Many of the vendor booths also will be giving away door prizes.
The vendors range from local auto dealers, implement dealers, landscapers, home interior and health and fitness businesses.
Nelson said the popular reptile persentation will be offered every other year, and will not be at the Expo this year.
Another change this year is moving the entertainment area to the southwest corner of the Expo, Nelson said.