2ND LARGEST INDOOR FARM SHOW IN U.S. to ENJOY NEWLY RENOVATED LANCASTER EVENT CENTER
LINCOLN, NE – Come let the good times grow at the 2015 Nebraska Power Farming Show, running Tuesday, December 8 through Thursday, December 10. This will be the 9th year at the Lancaster Event Center where the event has grown from 194 exhibitors to 2,284 booths (60 NEW exhibitors this year) and OVER 80 companies on a waiting list to get in. The current show is filled to the brim with 5 pavilions or 9.2 acres (400,000 sq. ft.) of indoor displays. During the three days of ag–related products and services, there are over 25,000 attendees expected.
Due to limited space, show management focuses on having only ag-related displays and seeks out top quality exhibitors. “This year we wanted to look at the latest ag technology. Many of the innovations in ag equipment come from farmers. Farmers and ranchers don’t want to come to a show to look at literature. They want to kick tires!” says Tom Junge, Show Director. So in addition to all the equipment, you’ll see Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and 360 Yield Center demonstrating production of its 360 CHAINROLL prototype using a 3D printer.
The timing of the Nebraska Power Farming Show makes it popular because farmers and ranchers come from across the region to take advantage of enticing year-end buying specials, and exhibiting companies are looking to sell. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday. Admission and parking are FREE.
And those ~25,000 attendees and over 2,200 exhibitors will get to experience the newly renovated Lancaster Event Center when they first arrive with the three-rail white fencing so they feel like they are just driving onto their neighbor’s ranch. They will be surprised inside with directional signage to get where they want to be, improved wi-fi service, digital screens to see what’s happening and where, and new lighting and flooring in many pavilions. In addition, all the main cafes have been renovated including the Clover Café, Horseshoe Café, and Good Times Grill, with added comfortable seating. Pictures of the many renovations can be found on our recently relaunched website LancasterEventCenter.org.
Visitors will also find unique foods offered each year only for the Nebraska Power Farm Show including three Austin Blues BBQ stands, and a new home-style Farmer’s Buffet with two meat choices and hot sides changing daily, and a salad and soup bar. The entire Lancaster Event Center crew will be getting the grills out to serve their famous Farm Show Steak Sandwich or homemade Beef Brisket with their Signature Sauce.
The $3.5 million in renovations at Lancaster Event Center during the last three years have been funded by recent bond refinancing that saved county tax payers more than $700,000 over the remaining life of the bond. Additional funding was provided by the Lancaster County Visitors Improvement Fund lodging tax grant, given to create and improve visitor attractions for Lancaster County.
“We are very excited to unveil our latest round of renovations to all our visitors coming from all over the country for our biggest show of the year. We are proud to run this leading regional event facility to attract more people each year to benefit our local economy,” said Lancaster Event Center Managing Director, Amy Dickerson.
About the Lancaster Event Center
The Lancaster Event Center is located on the east side of Lincoln, Nebraska and known as the Midwest’s premier multi-use facility and home of the Lancaster County Super Fair and over 225 other events annually. Key features include 400,000 square feet across five inter-connected buildings, full catering and food/beverage service, 200-site campground, 160 acre fairgrounds with ample, convenient parking. Founded in 2001 by the Lancaster County Agricultural Society, the Lancaster Event Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit is a key contributor to the county’s youth, culture and economy by providing a professional, friendly and fun event experience while showcasing the unique agricultural heritage of Lancaster County. For additional information, visit LancasterEventCenter.org or call 402-441-6545.