2023 Farwest

Aug 24, 2023
2023 Farwest celebrates Ted Van Veen Best in Show booth awards

The 2023 Farwest offered creative booths that attendees enjoyed. Judges walked the floor to find the best of the best, recognizing several winners with the Ted Van Veen Best in Show booth awards. The show runs through Friday, Aug. 25, at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland, Oregon.

“There were truly some amazing displays of creativity this year and there was no shortage of competitive spirit,” Show Director Allan Niemi said.

Best in Show booth award

Winning the overall Best in Show booth award was Youngblood Nursery Inc. of Salem, Oregon (Booth #18049), for their booth containing tropicals, perennials, shrubs, grasses and more.

The Best in Show booth award comes with a free 10×10 booth space for the 2024 Farwest Show.

Other Best of Division award winners


  • Best 10×10 Booth – Blooming Nursery, Cornelius, Oregon (Booth #19056)
  • Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Youngblood Nursery Inc., Salem, Oregon (Booth #18049)
  • Best Island Booth — Monrovia, Azusa, California (Booth #17037)


  • Best 10×10 Booth – Mossify, Markham, Ontario, Canada (Booth #21050)
  • Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Northwest Nursery Buyers Association, Welches, Oregon (Booth #14008)
  • Best Island Booth — GK Machine Inc., Donald, Oregon (Booth #14019)

Far From Ordinary booth awards

The show also recognized exhibitors who put extra creativity into their booths with three Far From Ordinary booth awards. Winning that award this year were:

  • Alpha Nursery, Salem, Oregon (Booth #18019),
  • Bountiful Farms, Woodburn, Oregon (Booth #16037), and
  • Leonard Adams Insurance Inc., Portland, Oregon (Booth #13037).

For more information about the 2023 Farwest Show, visit www.farwestshow.com.

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