The CLT Boomer Expo, from your friends at CLT Boomer and the Charlotte Observer, is a day all about you! As you enjoy the spectacular Olde Mecklenburg Brewery biergarten and restaurant, we’ll have fascinating speakers, vendors, live music, brewery tours and terrific giveaways – including two free nights at the Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort in Myrtle Beach.
Here’s everything you need to know:
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7
Where: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 4150 Yancey Road, nestled right between I-77 and South Boulevard, with nearby cross streets of Woodlawn and Scaleybark
Who: This Expo is open to all, but caters to those 50+
Social: Find us at #CLTBoomerExpo
Cost: Free (minus the food and drink). Register for the event to receive the latest information on the CLT Boomer Expo
Boom Chat Speaker lineup
Drawings for restaurant gift cards, concert tickets and museum passes at each Boom Chat!
10:15-11 a.m.: Assembly Line Cooking Right-Sized for One or Two People, with Charlotte Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis, Chef Ryan Daugherty with Dogwood Southern and Lora Donoghue with Plaza Appliance Mart. Sponsored by Plaza Appliance Mart.
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: 10 Questions You Must Ask When Shopping Adult Living Options, with Observer Real Estate Columnist Allen Norwood and John Manrique with Kolter Homes. Sponsored by Cresswind Charlotte
1:30-1:50 p.m.: Stem Cell Therapy, Your Joints – Regenerated! with Dr. Michael Schmitt. Sponsored by Stem Cell Carolina
2-2:45 p.m.: Where to Find Unique Fun in Secret Charlotte, with author Sarah Crosland and WBTV’s Brigida Mack. Sponsored by the Spectrum Center
3:15-4 p.m.: Trash or Treasure: Is There a Fortune in Your Home? Appraisers from Perry’s and Everything But the House help you tell the difference between the junk in your house and the stuff that’s actually worth something. With senior move specialists from Transition Tamers.
Giveaways: We have lots of them! At the end of each Boom Chat, we’ll be giving away concert tickets, restaurant gift cards and more! And just by registering, you’ll be entered for a two-night stay at the gorgeous Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort in Myrtle Beach!
Live music, beginning at 11 a.m. with the popular Smoke Rings
Free canvas bags for first 500 participants! A big thank you to Lennar, our bag sponsor for the day!
Brewery tours, starting every 30 minutes between 2-4:30 p.m.
Vendors: Lots o’ them, including: Cresswind Charlotte, Mann Travels, Plaza Appliance, Stem Cell Carolina, Overture Cotswold, Lennar Homes, Bath Fitter, Mr. Rogers Windows & Doors, Blue Waters Financial, Charlotte Observer, Carroll Financial Associates, Shelf Genie, Perry’s of Southpark, Mint Museum, AARP, Mellow Mushroom, Blossom Charlotte, Transition Tamers, authors Miriam Grace Mitchell and Frieda Farfour Brown, Kathleen Purvis, Sarah Crosland, Fairway Mortgage, Brookdale Senior Living, Aldersgate, Humana, Centralina Area Agency on Aging, Sodoma Law, Signature Wellness and Walden Austin Village, The Walking Company, Toll Brothers and Meredith A. Jackson Jewelry Boutique. Learn more about our vendors here.
Photo booth: Everybody can take a snapshot at our interactive photo booth, courtesy of Overture Cotswold.
Parking: There are several options: Directly behind the brewery, two blocks down on Yancey or over at the Scaleybark light rail stop, where you can catch a shuttle for the 800-yard ride to the brewery
Light rail: OMB is just a five-minute walk from the Scaleybark light rail stop. Just walk south from Scaleybark stop and take a right on Old Pineville Road. Continue to Yancey Road and take a right. We’re just down on the right side at 4150 Yancey Road
Ready to come? Register here today!
Thank you to our sponsors for the day: