Get up to date at the 2004 National Farm Machinery Show


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Back for its 39th year, the National Farm Machinery Show returns to the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, Feb. 11-14.

Once again providing visitors with four days packed full of the latest farming technology, comprehensive exhibits, and free seminars, the show is the perfect opportunity to meet agricultural needs both large and small.

The show attracts nearly 300,000 visitors and brings an approximate $19 million in economic activity to Kentucky each year.

A big deal. With over 1 million square feet of climate-controlled space, the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center houses nearly every major line of agricultural equipment under one roof, making the National Farm Machinery Show the largest indoor farm show in America.

Visitors can compare various types of equipment, seeds, chemicals, services, electronics and supplies simultaneously, gaining hands-on access to the newest and most innovative products on the market today.

With nearly 800 exhibits and thousands of products, it is no surprise that the National Farm Machinery Show has become a vital resource for farmers and agribusiness professionals everywhere.

Free seminars. The show also offers several free seminars, sponsored by Farm Journal Corporation to allow the show’s visitors an opportunity to stay up to date on the latest advancements necessary for a successful farming season.

Tractor pulls. Combined with the National Farm Machinery Show is the excitement of the 36th annual Championship Tractor Pull, sponsored by Syngenta.

Each evening at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., the indoor roar kicks into high gear as trucks and tractors from across the country pack into Freedom Hall to be part of the oldest indoor pull in America.

Top drivers go head to head in this invitation-only pull to compete for more than $200,000 in prize money and the title of grand champion.

Tickets are subject to availability and can be purchased at the Freedom Hall Ticket Office, any TicketMaster outlet or online at

For the whole family. The Family Living Center offers a change of pace from the National Farm Machinery Show and the tractor pull, featuring unique gift ideas for friends and family.

Shoppers can find unusual gadgets, home accessories, arts and crafts, handmade clothing, jewelry and souvenirs while taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the show floor.

Details. The Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center, home of the National Farm Machinery Show, is located at the junction of Interstates 65 and 264, 5 miles south of downtown Louisville.

Exhibits are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free and parking is $4.

For more show information, call the NFMS Hotline at (-502-367-5004, or visit


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