Have a passion for tractors? Want to see the latest tractor and agricultural equipment? Then you may want to make your way downtown this weekend.
Today marks the first day of the 64th annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show. The show will be held Friday and Saturday only this weekend at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Hours will be from 9:00AM – 5:00 PM today and 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM tomorrow.
According to the Convention Sales and Services team of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, this year’s event is expected to continue to bring people in from across the Mid-South. The current estimated impact of the show thus far is:
- 17,000 attendees
- 4,500 room nights
- $7,096,481.75 approximate economic impact
Tim Price, the show’s manager, is also optimistic about the turnout for this weekend.
“Each year thousands of decision-makers from all across the US attend this show,” Price says in a press release. “In times of uncertainty and anxiety, the show provides is a comforting event, a place to connect with others they may see only in this one place. It’s an annual tradition for many, many families.”
At the event, there will be about 95 percent of exhibit space devoted to viewing agriculture-related products and services from numerous small and mid-sized businesses, many of whom have been showing at the event for years.
There will also be opportunities for attendees to join seminars on commodity outlooks and marketing information for grains and cotton, as well as comments from industry officials.
The show is free, but they encourage attendees to register online beforehand. To read more about this year’s Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, visit their website at https://www.farmandginshow.com.