The Oklahoma City Farm Show runs April 3, 4, & 5 at State Fair Park. Show hours are 9AM – 5PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9AM to 4PM Saturday. For more information on the Oklahoma City Farm Show, including the most current event schedules, visit here. Social media users can also stay informed of show events and interact with others by following the show on Facebook.
Launched in 2005 as the Southern Plains Farm Show, the event has focused on creating a premier farm and ranch event and expo serving the Oklahoma City and Southern Plains area. After nine years of growth, the event will now be titled the Oklahoma City Farm Show.
“Over the past nine years, many of our event participants have come to reference the event as ‘The Oklahoma City Show’ and so we decided it makes good sense to take advantage of the city’s name recognition and reputation as an agricultural hub with outstanding event facilities,” said John Riles, president of the show’s production company, Midwest Shows Inc. “We look forward to a long partnership with State Fair Park and the surrounding community,” continued Riles.
Along with a new name and branding comes a new dedicated website which is a great place to keep track of the latest event details and also features an interactive floor plan and exhibitor list.
Great food, events, and prizes
In addition to 500,000 square feet of agricultural exhibits, the show kicks off each morning with complimentary coffee and rolls until 10:00 AM in the Cox Pavilion, sponsored by High Plains Journal. Early birds can also take advantage of the opportunity to sign up for the daily $1000 Showbucks prize drawing, awarded each day at Noon. Showbucks can be used as cash to purchase products from show exhibitors.
Hustler Turf will also be offering a ride-and-drive demonstration with its Zero-Turn riding mowers. Attendees may also sign up to win a new Hustler Raptor mower to be given away at 3:00pm on Saturday.
“We have over 250 exhibitors for the tenth annual event, and a full schedule of events for three big days,” said show manager, Ron Bormaster. “Whether its Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, the schedule is full of demonstrations, events, and opportunities to enjoy good food and even win prizes,” continued Bormaster.
Horse training clinics and equipment demonstrations
Scott Daily gentle horse training returns this year with two clinics each day at 11:00AM and 2:00PM. Daily’s clinics will feature rough and raw horses and he will use his techniques and experience to build a bond with each horse and put them on a new development path. Daily says the most gratifying part of his job is to give horses a second change with their owners.
Cattle equipment demonstrations will be featured twice daily at 10:15AM and 1:00PM. These demonstrations put the latest cattle chutes to the test in side-by-side demonstrations with live cattle. Demonstrations are moderated by experienced livestock handlers and industry professionals.
Scholarship competition supports Oklahoma youth
On Thursday morning hundreds of Oklahoma FFA and 4H youth will be competing in a commercial cattle grading contest for over $6,000 in scholarship awards. Registration begins at 8:00AM. The high scoring individual will receive the $2000 Rick Jones Memorial Scholarship award. In addition to scholarship funds, first place teams and Individuals win $50.00 merchandise certificates from Tener’s Western Outfitters.
To date, the Midwest Shows Scholarship fund has awarded over $100,000 to Oklahoma youth at annual events in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Full details are available here.