The coronavirus pandemic has once again changed the plans of the 2021 National Farm Machinery Show. National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull announced its scheduled events will again be postponed, this time a full calendar year, until February 16 to 19, 2022. Despite initially planning to continue the shows this March, the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has led show management to make the decision to postpone events until next year.
“The health and safety of our guests, exhibitors and coworkers is our highest priority and unfortunately the best way to keep them safe is to postpone the show. Postponing the National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull was not made lightly, but in consultation with exhibitors, pullers, sponsors, and attendees who are a valuable part of our decision-making process” said President and CEO of Kentucky Venues David S. Beck.
The National Farm Machinery Show is held annually at the Kentucky Exposition Center and is the largest indoor farm show in the country, consisting of 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space. The show is a key player in the global agriculture industry featuring the most comprehensive display of equipment, services, and technology.
Last year, over 860 booths were registered showing off everything from farming, fishing, gardening, and more. In 2019, the NFMS brought in an estimated economic impact of $23.8 million to Louisville, filling local hotels and restaurants with upwards of 300,000 attendees from across the country and around the world. AGDAILY reporters and editors have been on site covering the event for the past five years.
Held in conjunction with the farm show, the Championship Tractor Pull draws more than 70,000 fans in person and online from across the globe to watch five action-packed pulls over the course of four days.
“We look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2022 for the 56th National Farm Machinery Show and 53rd Championship Tractor Pull with a focus on the future of agribusiness. As we strive to produce the best experience for everyone, we will take the lessons of 2020 and 2021 to plan a comprehensive show with relevant seminars and educational content alongside the latest state-of-the-art farming equipment,” Beck said.
Priority ticket holders’ 2020 seats are reserved for 2022. If you purchased seats for 2021, your purchase will be refunded automatically. Please contact the ticket office at 502-367-5144 or email [email protected] if you want your purchase to be applied to 2022. General admission tickets go on sale in fall 2021.