Thousands make plans to attend Ottawa's annual farm show
- Canada Travel Tips
- Thursday, 09 February 2012 22:49
This March, the city of Ottawa will be welcoming fans of farming for three days of agricultural fun and festivities. Even if travellers do not live near rural areas or know little about the industry, they may explore the vendors and exhibits featured at the convention, which can be great inspiration for landscaping ideas or even starting one's own garden or farm.
Called the Ottawa Valley Farm Show, this is the first year that the event is being held at the CE Centre, giving participants more than 120,000 square feet of displays to check out. Remarkably, this event has been taking place in Canada's capital city for more than 80 years, evolving with current technology and advancements that are making farming more efficient and enjoyable than ever.
Activities at the event are a group effort mostly offered by local organisations such as the 4-H club, radio stations and other supporters of farming and agriculture.
In the past, the array of offerings presented to guests at the event has been diverse and interesting. Last year, participants were able to learn about rare breeds of livestock, see some massive tractors and even sample homemade fudge. The Seed Show is another big draw to the gathering, where farmers from all over Canada show off their best produce and seeds to complete for first place.
Tickets can be purchased through the Ottawa Valley Farm Show website for those who will travel to Ontario for this event and the many other attractions that can be enjoyed throughout this region. Although the convention is geared towards adults, children can have a good time checking out the large farm equipment or picking out some seeds for their gardens back home.
The Faromor website says that this annual gathering of farmers and fans in Ontario is the largest of its kind in the province. Travellers who are looking for a unique event to attend while on holiday can learn more about this interesting industry by heading to the CE Centre for a few days of activities and information. If travellers enjoy unique gatherings like this, they may also want to see some of the other exciting events being hosted by Ottawa's newest venue this spring and summer, including the Home and Garden Show and the Outdoor and Adventure Travel Show.