2018 SHOW INFORMATION

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family zone sponsored by american family insurance

New for 2018!  Visitors can bring the whole gang to take part in the new Family Zone sponsored by American Family Insurance!  Guests can experience demos, take-part in children’s DIY workshops and a slew of activities to keep the little ones entertained while the adults talk shop!  Check back for a full listing of all activities and give-aways!

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fox 9 - shayne wells appearance

Stop by the Big Chair booth in the Family Zone on Saturday, March 31st to meet Shayne Wells and get a swag bag from Fox 9!  Shayne will be at the show from 10am - 12pm and swag bags will be handed out from 10am -12pm (or until supplies last)!

And better yet - visit with the most adorable part of the Jason Show on Fox 9.  Mini (kid) versions of Shayne Wells and Jason Matheson will be at Fox 9’s table.

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Shayne_Wells_Web_1508964288919_4407452_ver1.0_640_360Shayne wears so many hats at FOX 9, we are thinking about getting her a hat rack. Weekdays, she gives us traffic reports all morning, then changes gears to appear on “The Jason Show”. Believe us, that’s not an easy switch! Shayne also fills in on the anchor desk, and you can also see “Ted and Shayne’s Excellent Entertainment Adventure” on the 5pm news. She’s a pretty big football fan too; besides rooting for that Wisconsin-team-not-to-be-mentioned, she’s a big Boise State fan. Go Broncos!

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Sweet Violet

See Sweet Violet from the Crayola Experience at the show on Saturday, March 31 from 10 am - 12 pm in the Family Zone!

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rainbow play systems

Activity: Play on multiple swing sets and trampolines AND sign up for free give-aways!
 
Over the past 3 decades Rainbow and Minnesotans have cultivated a long-lasting trusting relationship.  Families across our great state have come to know that Rainbow only offers the very best variety of swing sets, trampolines, basketball hoops, and rubber surfacing, and we back it up with exceptional installation and service.  At each of our three enormous indoor superstores there are over 30 swing sets, trampolines, and basketball hoops to play on and compare.  Many families even host their children’s birthday parties at our locations.  Rainbow Play Systems is very excited to partner with the Family Fun Zone this year.  All home show guests are welcome to play on the swing sets and trampolines on display so they can see for themselves why Rainbow is Minnesota’s first choice for children’s backyard play equipment.  When you stop by to play don’t forget to enter to win a FREE Birthday Party, FREE Play Pass, or FREE TRAMPOLINE!

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Activity: Want to test out your dance moves?  Step right up for Gamin' Ride's IDance DDR!

At GAMIN' RIDE we provide the largest selection of games & event enhancements of any provider of mobile entertainment. We offer Video Game PartiesSumo WrestlingPucker Powder, iDance and our Interactive Photo Booth. We have something for everyone! Check out the Attractions & Event Enhancements below that will help make your Gamin' Ride event the ultimate interactive experience!

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alternative landscaping


Activity: Test out your golf skills at the Alternative Landscaping putting green!  Plus, check out their turf covered car!


Are you Frustrated with your Lawn, Putting Skills, Muddy Paws, Muddy Feet, Water Bills?  Maybe you're tired of mowing your lawn and all of the maintenance expense. If so, we have the Solution!  Welcome to Alternative Landscaping and unlike most other Synthetic Turf Companies, we offer a variety of diy turfs including: DiyPuttingGreen, DiyLawnTurf, PlaytimeTurf, DiyK9Turf, DiyBalconyTurf and SportsPlayTurf.

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Activity: During the show we will be presenting our Escape INC brand with a themed on-site mini escape room experience.

BARNCO is an experience concept and realization company based in Minneapolis and serving six markets in the Upper Midwest.  We own and operate fully themed memorable experiences with a goal of creating 1 million memories by 2020.

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Activity: Segway demos

Free Segway Demos will be conducted by No. 1 rated activity on Trip Advisor, Human On A Stick! All ages are welcome to come and learn how to ride a Segway from trained guides and purchase discounted Segway Tour Gift Certificates! Offering five unique tours, Segway Magical History Tours is a great way to learn the exciting history of Minneapolis and St. Paul. 

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bakken museum

The Bakken Museum is your gateway to the world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Kids and adults can explore exhibits, activities, camps, events and more! Discover the Gothic-Tudor style mansion built in 1928, located on the west bank of Bde Maka Ska on Lake Calhoun Parkway, and tour our three acres of impeccably maintained native and medicinal gardens. Visit our table today to create a wearable flower powered by your own circuit!                        
                                  
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my mobile agents realty

Activity: Our space in the Home & Garden Kid Zone, is called "Out Growing your Space?" Our booth will showcase an actual living room that is being out grown by the homeowner. Through out the living room you will find many tools a My Mobile Agents Realtor needs to help a home buyer and or a home seller with their real estate goals. Guest that come visit will need to find the items. 

{Real Estate Goes Digital}- With My Mobile Agents Realty. 

How my Mobile Agents Realty works? We are a non traditional four wall company, we are mobile and go to our clients. We are also paperless agents, our contracts and and communications is digital. We use our phone to chat, text and or email. We are Google and Facebook based and use those tools to also communicate, example video chat. What makes us unique is how we showcase our homes for sale with different marketing tools. How we educate our clients with our interactive tools, we listen and we care. We love matching home buyers with home sellers. 

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usborne books
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Activity: story time with Usborne Books & More! 

Friday, March 30: 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Saturday, March 31: 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Sunday, April 1: 12:30pm and 2:30pm

Friday, April 6: 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Saturday, April 7: 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Sunday, April 8: 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm

Discover the best children's books on the market with Usborne and Kane Miller books. Help cultivate a love of reading with these engaging books for newborns through young teens. Stop by for story time, an activity or to get a great deal on these award winning books! 

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mirror me perfect

Activity: Strike a pose and take home a photo strip of images!  Photo stripes are $5 each and are free on Sunday, April 1!

Mirror Me Perfect Selfie Photobooth puts the FUN in Every event!  This 5 foot tall selfie mirror has a full size interactive touch screen that captures full length photos.

Grab a Prop, Strike a Pose & Laugh WITH your friends as the Craziness happens!!  WATCH as friends Glam it up with our Mirror Me Perfect's open booth concept!  Our record is 24 people in a photo at a time...No traditional photobooth can do THAT!

Customize the photo templates with Corporate logos, Holiday themes, Bridal couple 'shout outs' to make your Event Hashtag popular! Share via Social Media for added FUN instantly!

The Mirror Me Perfect is an unconventional twist on the traditional photo booth scene that's Unique to Minnesota! It's the PERFECT choice for weddings, birthdays, bridal showers, holiday parties, graduation celebrations, corporate events... anywhere people Love to have FUN!

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comcast

Activity: Visit the kid friendly living room set up to watch kids movies and more!  There will also be small chair just for the kids, bean bags, Connect 4 and Jenga!  And don't forget to visit Comcast in their additional space, booth #1507!

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Love the Outdoors ? Love to get away at a moment’s notice ?

Go Check out Camp365   “ Worlds First Fold – Out towable Cabin “   

So ingenious its “Grandma Certified” to set up in minutes , stores in a garage ,  towable by virtually any vehicle and can be used year round for all your family’s adventures.

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Are you looking for fun and educational activities to do with your family in the Minneapolis area? Look no further! Check out KidsOutandAbout.com!

KidsOutandAbout is America's online network of local web sites that show parents the wealth of opportunities available to them in their home town! Started in Rochester, NY in 2001, we have grown to 37 sites across the country. Our online calendar is filled with activities, including a special list of free events. We also offer a variety of resource directories, pointing parents to commonly searched topics such as birthday party venues, schools and preschools, and summer camps. We also have our popular Top 20 page and our seasonal Master Guides.

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*Media Sponsor of the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show Family Zone. We are not exhibiting at the show so visit us online!

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