Kentucky Venues is announcing the 56th annual National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) and 53rd annual Championship Tractor Pull will be shifted from the usual dates in February, to March 31 to April 3, 2021.
Held annually at the Kentucky Exposition Centre, NFMS is the largest indoor farm show in the U.S., featuring 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space.
David S. Beck, president and CEO of Kentucky Venues, says the show is a key player in the agriculture industry, which is why they see importance in keeping the show alive.
“We know how important this show is to the global agricultural community, and with vaccines on the horizon, moving NFMS allows more time to deliver a safe event. Our new registration process will allow people to reserve for specific days, while maintaining a safe attendance cap during all show hours,” Beck says. “After the success of our other events and earning accreditation from the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association for our sanitization and outbreak prevention procedures, we feel confident in our ability to safely produce this crucial event.”
Some of the new measures in light of COVID-19 that NFMS has enacted, include:
- Every attendee will be required to register for the show, submitting their name and contact information for contact tracing and attendance management.
- Capacity will be capped to allow for 36 sq. ft. of space per person at any given time.
- The trade show will be conducted in a hybrid model to allow for both in-person and virtual attendance.
- Facial coverings will be required for everyone in attendance.
- Increased hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations will be available throughout the property.