Oklahoma City Farm Show This Week Thursday Through SaturdayTue, 14 Apr 2015 17:30:02 CDT
The Oklahoma City Farm Show gets underway this week. The show April 16, 17, & 18 at State Fair Park with show hours are 9AM - 5PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9AM to 4PM Saturday. Launched in 2005 as the Southern Plains Farm Show, the event has focused on creating a premier farm and ranch event and expo serving the Oklahoma City and southern plains area. In 2010 the event name was changed to the Oklahoma City Farm Show to take advantage of the city's name recognition as an agricultural hub in the region and to further reinforce the long-term partnership with the Event and State Fair Park.
"We have approximately 300 exhibitors for the eleventh annual event, and a full schedule of events for three big days," said show manager, Ron Bormaster. "Whether its Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, the schedule is full of demonstrations, events, and opportunities to enjoy good food and even win prizes," continued Bormaster.
Exhibitors at the event will feature machinery, equipment, technology, and services from approximately 300 exhibitors representing more than 1000 products and services. Attendees can stay up to date on the event and view the interactive show floor plan at the dedicated event website, OklahomaCityFarmShow.com. The interactive floor plan provides the most up-to-date exhibitor information, along with contact information and exhibit location. Social media users can also stay informed of daily event announcements and interact with fellow attendees and exhibitors by following the show on Facebook at facebook.com\OklahomaCityFarmShow.
Great food, events, and prizes
In addition to 500,000 square feet of agricultural exhibits, the show kicks off each morning with complimentary coffee and rolls until 10:00 AM in the Cox Pavilion, sponsored by High Plains Journal. Early birds can also take advantage of the opportunity to sign up for the daily $1000 Showbucks prize drawing, sponsored by Great Plains Kubota. The Showbucks drawing will be held each day at Noon. Showbucks can be used as cash to purchase products from show exhibitors. Hustler Turf will also be offering a ride-and-drive demonstration with its Zero-Turn riding mowers. Attendees who take a free test drive on any day of the Show will be entered to win a new Hustler mower to be given away at 3:00pm on Saturday. The winner does not need to be present to win.
Horse training clinics and equipment demonstrations
Scott Daily returns this year providing gentle horse training clinics each day at 11:00AM and 2:00PM. Daily is a native of Inola, Oklahoma and completed his degree in equine management at Northeastern A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma. He has perfected his training techniques over the last 15+ years. He and his wife own and operate Daily Horse Training in Arkansas City, Kansas where he trains about 200 horses each year. Daily's clinics will feature rough and raw horses and he will use his techniques and experience to build a bond with each horse and put them on a new development path. Daily says the most gratifying part of his job is to give horses a second change with their owners. Attendees also have the opportunity to win the 40 foot Priefert round pen used in his training clinics. Radio Oklahoma Network's Leslie Smith caught up with Scott Daily. Click or tap on the LISTENBAR below to listen to the full interview.
Cattle equipment demonstrations will be featured twice daily at 10:15AM and 1:00PM. These demonstrations put the latest cattle chutes to the test in side-by-side demonstrations with live cattle. Demonstrations are moderated by experienced livestock handlers and industry professionals.
The Oklahoma City Farm Show runs April 16, 17, & 18 at State Fair Park. Show hours are 9AM 5PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9AM to 4PM Saturday. State Fair Park is located off NW 10th Street in Oklahoma City, between I-44 and May Avenue. For more information on State Fair Park, visit OKStateFair.com. For more information on the Oklahoma City Farm Show, including the most current event schedules, visit OklahomaCityFarmShow.com.
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