London Farm Show, a long-standing spring tradition for the Western Fair Association (WFA) has regretfully announced its cancellation once again in 2022.
Current restrictions still pose a very tight timeline to host a successful show of this size. With feedback from show exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees, and the extended operation of the Agriplex as a vaccination centre, the decision to cancel this year’s event was necessary, says the organizing committee.
Management eagerly anticipated getting back to business in 2022 and the London Farm Show would have kicked off the show season, as well as the growing season, organizers say.
“A strong roster of returning exhibitors were booked for 2022, with many new products, demonstrations, and competitions planned,” says Bridget Mahon, agriculture events manager for WFA. All exhibitors for the 2022 Farm Show will receive a full refund of their booth fees, along with the Association’s sincere thanks for everyone’s continued support.
“It is never easy to make these decisions, and we appreciate the understanding of our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees as we navigate yet another year inside a pandemic.” says Reg Ash, CEO of the WFA. “We thank our staff for the time committed to prepare for this much anticipated show and for the continued loyalty, kindness and understanding, during these times, of all who participate and support the event.”
While there are no plans for a virtual show, even organizers will be launching a #Plant22 Snack Box featuring local businesses, packed with locally-sourced treats “to keep producers fuelled as they head into the fields this spring.” The boxes will feature snack items such as nuts, cookies, craft beer, and beef jerky and will go on sale in early March at www.londonfarmshow.com.
The London Farm Show plans to return March 8-10, 2023.