The Charlotte Observer and its special publication, CLT Boomer, are proud to present the CLT Boomer Expo! This free event caters to Charlotteans ages 50+ and will feature speakers, vendors, live music, brewery tours, and more. 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 AND to get registered for a drawing for two free nights at the Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort in Myrtle Beach!
Boom Chat Speaker lineup
Restaurant and ticket giveaways after each Boom Chat!
10:15-10:45 a.m.: Assembly Line Cooking for One or Two People, with Charlotte Observer Food Editor Kathleen Purvis
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: 10 Questions You Must Ask When Shopping Adult Living Options, featuring experts from Cresswind Charlotte
12:30-1:15 p.m.: An Appetite for Travel: Adding Authenticity to Your Next Big Trip, from the experts from Mann Travels
1:30 – 1:50 p.m.: Stem Cell Therapy, Your Joints – Regenerated! from the experts of Stem Cell Carolina
2-2:30 p.m.: Where to Find Unique Fun in Secret Charlotte, with author Sarah Crosland
3:15-4:15 p.m.: Trash or Treasure: Is There a Fortune in Your Home? Appraisers from Perry’s help you tell the difference between the junk in your house and the stuff that’s actually worth something
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: AARP, Aldersgate, Authors Sarah Crosland, Kathleen Purvis, Miriam Grace Mitchell, and Frieda Farfour Brown, Bath Fitter, Blossom Charlotte, Blue Waters Financial Group, Brookdale, Carroll Financial, Centralina Area Agency on Aging, Cresswind Charlotte, Fairway Mortgage, Humana, Mann Travels, Mellow Mushroom, Mint Museum, Mr. Roger’s Windows and Doors, Overture Cotswold, Perry’s Fine, Antique and Estate Jewelry, Plaza Appliance, Shelf Genie, Stem Cell Carolina, Turning 65 Choices, and The Charlotte Observer
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: