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Expositions and Events

The Division of Agricultural Development participates in many state and regional expositions and events throughout the year and you will find some of them highlighted here. The NH Farm & Forest Exposition and the New Hampshire Building at the Eastern States Exposition (the Big E) are two annual events for which the division has direct management responsibility. The Division also participates in the organization and management of the regional Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference & Trade Show that takes place biennially.

 

New Hampshire Farm, Forest & Garden Exposition

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The New Hampshire Farm, Forest & Garden Exposition is an annual winter fair that occurs in February. Begun in 1984, the New Hampshire Farm & Forest Expo has been in operation over 35 years. It was renamed the New Hampshire Farm, Forest & Garden Expo in 2019. The Expo is sponsored by the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food, the NH Division of Forests & Lands, and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.

The Expo has a two fold mission of 1) bringing together the state's farming and forestry communities to share ideas and views on industry needs and 2) providing a fun and interesting venue for the public to learn about these industries and their impact on life in New Hampshire. The exposition includes workshops, speaker programs, large trade show featuring equipment, products and food produced or sold in New Hampshire, animals, kid's activities and much more.

The 2021 Expo was a virtual program that started on February 12th. Virtual workshops and educational videos will be featured throughout 2021. Visit the website www.nhfarmandforestexpo.org for information about the virtual offerings. Also visit the online Trade Show from the website. For questions, contact:

Telephone: (603) 271-3551
Email: info@nhfarmandforestexpo.org

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Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference & Trade Show

The Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade show is one of New England’s largest agricultural marketing conferences. The conference was first held in 2007 and takes place biennially.

The goals of this conference are to improve and develop new marketing ideas, to share information, and to improve state and agricultural business cooperation. Supporting and promoting the agricultural industry, while protecting consumers and the environment through communication of sound public policy and programs, is the primary mission of the Harvest New England organization.

The 2021 Harvest New England Agricultural Marketing Conference and Trade Show (February 24-25)was a virtual event due to Covid- 19 restrictions. Over 600 participants registered for the first-ever virtual conference. Conference information can be found at: Harvest New England

New Hampshire Building - Eastern States Exposition

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Since 1930, the state of New Hampshire has operated a pavilion at the Eastern States Exposition (the Big E) in West Springfield, MA. This is an annual September exposition that celebrates New England - culture, industry, heritage, and craftsmanship. The event draws over 1.6 million visitors during the course of its 17 days.

The New Hampshire Building is managed by the Division of Agricultural Development. There are exhibit/retail opportunities for New Hampshire businesses. There are also performance opportunities for New Hampshire entertainers. Exhibitors are selected each year from a pool of qualified applicants. Applications are distributed in November for the following year exposition. The selection process is completed in February. For information about exhibiting in the New Hampshire Building, contact the division at (603) 271-3788, or gail.d.mcwilliam.jellie@agr.nh.gov.

 

**The 2020 Big E Fair, originally scheduled for Sept. 18- Oct. 4, was cancelled

due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Planning for the 2021 Big E has begun and details will be available soon. The fair is scheduled for Sept. 17-Oct. 3, 2021.**

Now available! You couldn't go to the 2020 fair, but you can shop our 2020 New Hampshire Building Big E vendors online Lot's of great products available!

 

2019 Big E New Hampshire Building (Sept. 13-29)

 

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NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food
Mailing: PO Box 2042, Concord NH 03302 -2042
Physical: 25 Capitol Street, Second Floor, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3551 | fax: (603) 271-1109