Kentucky Venues announced the 56th annual National Farm Machinery Show and 53rd annual Championship Tractor Pull will shift the scheduled 2021 dates from February to March 31-April 3.
The National Farm Machinery Show is held annually at the Kentucky Exposition Center and is the largest indoor farm show in the country, featuring 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space. The show is a key player in the agriculture industry, featuring the most comprehensive display of equipment, services and technology. Top brands unveil the latest models of tractors, combines and technological advances each year.
NFMS has enacted new procedures to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Those measures include:
Every attendee will be required to register for the show, submitting their name and contact information for contact tracing and attendance management. Capacity will be capped to allow for 36 sq. ft. of space per person at any given time. The trade show will be conducted in a hybrid model to allow for both in-person and virtual attendance. Facial coverings will be required for everyone in attendance. Increased hand sanitizer and handwashing stations will be available throughout the property.
The Championship Tractor Pull shows will be live-streamed and in-person attendance will be capped at 33%, which is 7,000 people. Only half of the rows in Freedom Hall will be available, with closed rows marked to prevent attendees from sitting in them. Additionally, closed seats will be placed between all parties to allow for social distancing. The Pit in Broadbent Arena will be closed to the public.