The 35th annual Indiana-Illinois Farm Show will take place Tuesday, Dec. 17 through Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It will be held in the West pavilion, also known as the Beef Barn. The show features 350 companies displaying products and services. Many of the dealers who will be present representing national brands are local dealers with whom you may deal on a daily basis.
The dates of the show were incorrectly listed in the December issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer, page 12. However, the days of the week, Tuesday through Thursday, are correct. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The organizers tout the show as containing an outstanding display of power equipment of all kinds. All displays are static and located inside. Products expected to be displayed range from self-propelled sprayers to semi-trailers to large fertilizer spreaders.
The show covers 170,000 square feet. That's nearly 4 acres of space under roof. Hours for the show are 9 a.m. EST through 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday and Wednesday. The show closes one hour early, at 3 p.m. EST, on Thursday, the final day of the three-day show.
There is no admission charge per person to attend this show. However, be prepared to pay a $5 per vehicle charge to park on the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Indiana State Fair collects a parking fee for all events of this type held on the grounds during the year.
Seminars will be held over the noon hour during each day of the show. Topics are expected to focus on finances and grain marketing. Chris Hurt, Purdue University Extension ag economist, will be featured in some of these seminars at the show.
Mark your calendar for Dec. 17, 18 and 19. Again, the show runs Tuesday through Thursday during the week before Christmas this year.