|The main move in day is Monday, March 13. Most of the two end halls will be moving in Sunday,
No equipment can be brought in prior to March 12 and left on the EY grounds. Check with Tom Van
Dusen (613-445-3407) or Mike McKenna (613-283-7861) if you have special circumstances.
Please adhere to the move-in times described on our website. Failure to do so causes difficulty for the
Farm Show crew and other exhibitors.
All major exhibits must be delivered through doors in back of the Centre. We ask you to get in and
out with your load as quickly as possible so as not to hold up the move-in process more than
necessary. Big Rig storage will be available 10 minutes away at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Those with
10 x 10 displays requiring no forklift help can enter the Centre through the front doors.
We must be out of the building by 8 pm Thursday. Remember that we unload from back to front.
Depending on your booth location, don’t line up earlier than necessary in order to help reduce
congestion, expediting the process for all concerned.
The Ottawa Valley Seed Growers who sponsor the farm show are pleased to invite exhibitors to an
opening day reception at 5:15 pm, March 14, in meeting room A at the front of the building. Come
and enjoy a free drink and snacks. It isn’t dinner. For that, we suggest the economical buffet at
Rideau Carleton Raceway. Speaking of food, EY caterer Great Canadian Plates, will have its usual
concession in the building, along with lemonade, ice cream, and nut stands. Fat Les will be back
again with a food truck outside.
There are four meeting rooms at the front. Rooms B, C and D will be used to display 4-H exhibits,
quilts, antiques and other attractions. Take the time to visit those displays. Meeting room A will be
used for pre-booked exhibitor gatherings, along with two smaller rooms. Livestock information will
be located in the corridor between the two main entrance lobbies.
Internet services, electricity, sign erecting services, special food orders, booth cleaning services,
drapes, carpets, tables and chairs should be booked in advance through EY Centre suppliers. Details
can be found at OttawaFarmShow.com. Pre-book parking at the Centre for in-and-out privileges on
the same three-day pass. Farm show management will cover parking fees on the Monday move-in;
free Sunday parking for exhibitors coming in is at the rear of the building.
Seed Growers staff will occupy Office 2 for the setup day and the three show days. That’s where you
check in upon arrival to collect exhibitor badges. We will distribute large laminated booth numbers
on the main set-up day for prominent display in your booth. During the show, the office phone
number will be 613-903-4122 (tentative).