State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show

Mark your calendars! The Maine Agricultural Trades Show happens each January.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry hosts this annual event. Read about participating.

2021 Show Dates and Hours:

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 9 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021, 9 am to 3 pm

For Attendees

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What's Happening at the Show!
Current schedule, exhibition map, directions
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About the Maine Ag Trades Show
Learn more about this annual event!
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Press & Promotions
Learn more about this annual event!

For Exhibitors & Meeting Hosts

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Event Participant Applications
For workshop, presentation, meeting hosts
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Exhibitor & Meeting Host Resources
Vendor Services, FAQs
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Important Dates
Deadlines for participants

Agriculture Trades Show

About the Maine Ag Trades Show

The State of Maine Agricultural Trades Show takes place every January and serves as a source for agricultural resources and products. Producers and consumers alike visit this three day show to take stock of current programs, new technologies and to gather information on the agriculture industry. This show is sponsored by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and provides promotion opportunities for businesses and organizations on the trade show floor, but also houses various lectures, certification courses and annual meetings throughout its duration. The event has activities geared towards promoting industry collaboration and progress.

What's Happening at the Ag Trades Show!

Exhibition Map

Schedule for 2020 Ag Trades Show

Download and print a PDF of the most current schedule for workshops, presentations and meetings at the Ag Trades Show.

Directions

The Ag Trades Show takes place at Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04330.

Get Directions to Augusta Civic Center

Press & Promotions

2021 Trades Show Press

2020 Trades Show Press


For Exhibitors & Meeting Hosts

Interested in being a part of this great event? Exhibit with us!

Applications & Participant Forms

Are you interested in the 2021 show? Use this form to communicate your interest. The Department use responses to select participants and assign conference, exhibit, and presentation spaces.

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Exhibitor & Conference Host Resources

For All Show Participants

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of companies exhibit?
Those who sell and provide goods and services to agricultural based-businesses.

What types of meetings occur?
The Ag Trades Show aims to provide a venue for information for attendees to learn more about best practices for all aspects of sustaining their agricultural business. Meetings should be relevant to this topic so as to provide value, instill cross-promotion and knowledge sharing for Maine’s diverse agricultural economy.

What other events occur?
The Ag Trades Show is an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about the role and value of agriculture, and its importance to rural communities and the state of Maine as a whole.

In addition to meetings and exhibits, there are demonstrations and workshops, and a producer and product showcase, which is an opportunity to purchase Maine food, goods and provisions. We hope you will join us to network and support Maine agriculture!

Is the event open to the public?
The event is open to the public, and free to attend. There are no tickets to the show. Areas open to the public include the trades show exhibits in the auditorium, and many conference sessions. Please note, some conference sessions request pre-registration and payment to participate in workshop and meeting sessions.

Can I request booth and/or room amenities, food and beverage?
Exhibitors may request amenities such as tables, electrical, A/V, projectors, and food and beverage. Please use one of these forms to submit your requests. This information is due after the initial request to participate. To request these services, please complete by the required deadline.

Are there advertising and promotional opportunities?
Exhibitors, meeting hosts and presenters are encouraged to join the conversation using #MaineAgTradesShow on social media. Additionally, a courtesy release service is available. Content should be a final, edited version of a press release. They should feature unique, newsworthy highlights about your participation in the show, calls to action (i.e., schedule a meeting at the show, sign up for unique activities, promotional features, direct to social media or website for detailed information.)

Important Dates

Exhibitor Dates and Deadlines for 2020 Trades Show

Month Items Due
Late winter/early spring

Complete the show interest form.
The first step for consideration is to complete interest form online to express interest in the show. Information is used to plan the show. Providing information between January and June provides adequate notice of your interest. The interest form will remain open until fall.

Note: this is a popular event with limited space. Completing the form does not guarantee that businesses or organizations will be awarded a space or future agreement. Read more about opportunities.  
Summer/Fall 2020 Selection and offer to participate in the 2021 show begins based off information submitted on interest form.
October
Note! Deadlines

October 1, 2020 Deadline: Final agenda descriptions due to be included print brochure.

October 1, 2020 Deadline: Amenity requests due for booths and conference space (Meeting space amenities, projectors etc., Booth amenities, electrical, A/V, etc.

October 31, 2020 Deadline: Exhibitors awarded booth and/or conference space to submit agreement.

Sign, date, agreement and email to: acfagtradesshow@maine.gov

Invoicing and agreement processing.
November

Invoices mailed. Please make checks payable to Treasurer, State of Maine.

Poster distributed for the show. Each awarded Exhibitor will receive 1 copy of the poster. You may request additional copies: http://bit.ly/AgTradesShowPosterRequest
December
Note! Deadlines

December 1, 2020 Deadline: Food and beverage orders due to Augusta Civic Center.  If your meeting or event during the ATS requires food or beverage, the Augusta Civic Center is pleased to accommodate.

Download the form: Food and Beverage Order Form (DOCX) Fill out and return form to Augusta Civic Center December 1, 2020 Deadline: Exhibitor Breakfast RSVP.

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