The 2017 Farwest Show, in response to the needs and wishes of 2016’s 400-plus exhibitors and 6,000-plus attendees, has announced improved days and times for the show. Farwest 2017 will now take place Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, August 25. Show Expo hours will be noon–5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday.
“As we enter our 45th year, our mission continues to be making Farwest the most relevant show in our industry,” said Allan Niemi, Director of Events with the Oregon Association of Nurseries. “These schedule changes are in direct response to input and feedback from the most important people associated with The Farwest Show — our attendees and exhibitors.”
Farwest 2017 will take place entirely within the work week, starting on Wednesday, August 23 and ending on Friday, August 25. Days and hours for the exhibit hall have been adjusted to better suit today’s busy schedules. The show will now open later, at noon on Wednesday, to give exhibitors more morning time for meetings, seminars, or nursery tours. Thursday offers a full day of floor hours from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday hours are abbreviated from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. to allow time for afternoon nursery tours, post-show meetings with exhibitors, or travel home in time for the weekend.
The Oregon Association of Nurseries, which produces the show, believes the new weekdays and hours will enhance the overall experience for exhibitors and attendees with more opportunities for networking, education and touring. Additionally, ending the show on Friday instead of Saturday opens up possibilities for longer stays with more time for work or recreation in Nursery Country and the Portland area.
With the combination of the Wednesday to Friday show days and later hour opening on the first day, attendees and exhibitors will have more flexibility for self-guided tours at the 600-plus Oregon nurseries at the front and back end of the show. Particularly, and benefiting the educational aspect, with a noon first day opening, morning seminars will not overlap show floor hours.
Complete details on Farwest 2017 will be posted at www.FarwestShow.com in the coming weeks and months. For further questions, contact: Allan Niemi, Director of Events, at 503-582-2005 and firstname.lastname@example.org.