The EXPO offers one of the largest trade shows for fruit and vegetable growers, greenhouse growers and farm marketers in North America! It is the show that starts the season for both growers and exhibitors. This is the show you don’t want to miss.

The 2016 trade show will welcome over 450 exhibitors showing a variety of products and services for growers, greenhouse and farm marketers. Exhibitors include farm equipment companies, seed companies, nurseries, fertilizer and farm chemical manufacturers and suppliers, packaging equipment and container companies, and greenhouse-specific suppliers. The trade show also includes an area for exhibitors offering products specifically for Farm Markets. Many state and federal agencies also exhibit, updating attendees on current programs and regulations.

The DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids is a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2003. The main exhibit hall is huge, with more than four acres of exhibit space. We added another exhibit hall for Farm Market vendors in 2015, which is just across from the main hall, very convenient to walk back and forth to. The meeting rooms used for education sessions are in the same complex and within close walking distance from the exhibit halls.

You can view the current maps of the halls, showing what is available and who is already signed up to exhibit. You may also download the exhibitor packet which contains the contract and booth items forms to fill out if you wish to exhibit.

For additional information or help, contact Sharri German, the Trade Show Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (616) 794-0492.

Trade show hours for the EXPO will be as follows:

    Tuesday, December 6         8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 7    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Thursday, December 8        8 a.m. - 1 p.m.