Aug 18, 2023
The Farwest Show to celebrate 50 years

The Farwest Show is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The show will open Wednesday, Aug. 23. Some will arrive early for the Farwest Tours on Tuesday, both of which are sold out. Throughout the week, there is expected to be over 4,000 guests and nearly 350 exhibitors.

Over the past year, several members and exhibitors raised concerns about COVID-era conditions in Portland, Oregon. Many urged to explore other venues for the show. Farwest took these concerns seriously. After careful consideration and exploring other venue opportunities, Farwest found that the Oregon Convention Center is the only venue in the region and state with the adequate size, scale and services to accommodate the needs of Farwest. Therefore, the Farwest Show will remain at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland for 2024 and beyond.

COVID-19 disrupted everything, including the way people work and live. We saw a rise in houselessness and, sometimes, unrest. However, Farwest has found that conditions downtown and near the Convention Center have improved over the last year. This post-COVID recovery matches the industry’s strong growth. These are positive signs for the nursery industry and for Farwest.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Farwest Show Aug. 23-25 in Portland, Oregon. Come enjoy the many celebratory events and free gift giveaways for those that arrive early each day at the door. You will find a celebratory mood, exhibitors to visit, a compelling lineup of seminars, great networking opportunities and a whole host of ideas and products to help you grow personally and professionally.


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