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The National Farm Machinery Show Sells Out Exhibit Space

This is a photo of the NFMS show floor.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS), taking place Feb. 14-17 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, sold out its exhibit space once again.

More than 800 exhibitors will span the venue’s 1.2 million square feet of space to showcase the latest innovations and advancements in farm machinery and technology, sustainable practices and precision agriculture. The show had a 90% renewal rate among its exhibitors, reflecting the value they see in attending the show.

NFMS has also experienced growing interest from exhibitors, with a waitlist of more than 500 exhibitors vying to get space at the event.

“As of today, we have sold out all 10 of our exhibit halls and have nearly 600 exhibitor applicants on our waiting list interested in space at NFMS — about double the size of last year’s waiting list,” said Ian Cox, NFMS Spokesperson and Executive Director of Communications for Kentucky Venues. “What has really driven interest and performance is our commitment to making it an easily accessible show — pay for parking, no registration, free admission — and we have a general public-ticketed event, the Championship Tractor Pull, which occurs throughout the four-day trade show. This has created a generational love and trust for the event.”

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NFMS also attracts an international audience, notably from places including Sweden, Australia, Canada, the UK, France and Republic of Korea. The show team will accommodate these visitors’ needs by helping arrange private farm tours and securing translators to walk the show floor with them. The team also works closely with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the International Trade Administration to see what other opportunities could exist like exporting or purchasing American-made products.

With the show’s popularity continuing to grow, NFMS has expanded to utilize the lobby space and outdoor porch space.

“The Kentucky Exposition Center and its team are always looking for ways to improve and grow shows. The potential for the show’s growth is why we have been steadfast in working with the state’s legislature to secure funds for an expansion and renovation. The first steps of that renovation are underway as Kentucky Venues just selected an architect for a $180 million Phase I property improvement project,” Cox said.

The 2025 edition of NFMS will take place Feb. 12-15.

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