POMPEY, N.Y. — New this year! Farmer Olympics! There will be at least three events, divided up by age class, for farmers and other attendees to compete in. Sponsored by Country Culture, the on-line country lifestyle media, the events featured are a bale toss, sledgehammer throw and a tire flip. Additional events may be added.
Next year’s event is going to have several noticeable changes. The management has heard from vendors and attendees and has made changes that will make the show run smoother and be more attendee and vendor friendly.
There will be internal trams running on the East and West Main Streets of Country Folks Way and Palladino Farm Way during the show and also on two lanes that run North to South. The roads are being rolled again this Spring to further smooth them out for foot traffic. Tiling is also being scheduled to eliminate some of the soft spots in the parking area and show site.
Benches and water stations will be placed throughout the show for attendee use because there is a lot to see!
The food area will be moved to the top of the hill adjacent to the show entrance and will feature an express lane for grab and go items, plus the chicken BBQ and other BBQ specialties. A covered seating area will be there also. Vendors will be able to order meals to be delivered to them in the morning or on an app on their phone. The trams will have a drop off and pick up area near this.
There will also be a group of Food Trucks on the site for quick for a great variety of quick food!
A Public Address system will be installed to allow for announcements and the singing of the National Anthem at the beginning of the show each day.
The popular Skid Steer Rodeo is back and will feature a “play off” style competition for the Best of the Best!
Move in for field areas will be changed also. If the exhibitor doesn’t need a loading dock, they will be directed to their booth area and unloaded there. This will eliminate a long wait at the dock and speed up their load-in times. This also means we will be sending out set up times to them that will need to be adhered to. The grounds will be all mowed prior to move-in on Monday July 25th.
With Covid behind us, we will be having an Event Tent again that can host seminars and Luncheons. We are reaching out to the political parties to bring their candidates for an informational session so attendees can hear where they stand on the current issues facing the agricultural community. Those that wish to reserve space and time should contact us a soon as possible. Contact Ken Maring -Trade Show manager at 800-215-5586 or email@example.com or Sales Manager Bruce Button at 518-673-0104 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an early pricing deadline of March 15, 2022 for getting space reserved for this years show.
This years’ show will be on August 2-4, a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The show is produced by Country Folks weekly farm newspaper, Country Folks GROWER magazine and Country Culture digital/social media. All are owned by Lee Newspapers Inc, Palatine Bridge NY 13428.
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