It was with great sadness that the 2020 Ottawa Valley Farm Show was cancelled on Friday, March 13th in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association and the Ottawa Valley Farm Show staff continue to work to mitigate the cancellation’s impact and develop strategies for going forward. With over 90 years of rich history, we have valued and long- standing commitments and relationships. Our top priority, as always, remains the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, volunteers, directors, and the community at large.
All exhibitors have been contacted with detailed information. Please reach out to us if your contact information has changed. We thank you for you support and cooperation during this challenging time.
- Exhibitor Manual
- Exhibitor Checklist
- Exhibitor Passes
- Exhibitor Crate Storage
- Move-in/Move-out Schedule
- Additional/Client Passes
- Official OVFS Program
- Host an Event
- Become a Partner
Details and Deadlines to Prepare for the Show
Digital Exhibitor Passes are distributed by EMAIL to the main (primary) contact listed on each Exhibitor account. Please ensure your company’s contact information is up to date in your Exhibitor dashboard. Exhibitors are responsible for distributing passes to their own staff. No persons will be able to enter the building without a pass.
Exhibitor Crate Storage:
Limited outdoor, covered storage is available for shipping crates. PLEASE LABEL all materials with booth number to ensure smooth move-out.
Move-in and Move-out:
Move-in schedule will be available in January 2021.
Please make arrangements to arrive and set up on the time and day specified for you.
Please check your contract and the floor map to confirm location before move-in.
No persons under the age of 16 are allowed on the premises during move-in or move-out, the Ottawa Valley Farm Show reserves the right to enforce these regulations for the safety and security of our staff, volunteers, and exhibitors.
The fire and bus lane at the front of the EY Centre must be kept clear of parked vehicles at all times. Only materials which can be carried in your arms may be moved in or out through the front doors. All wheeled items must be moved in and out through the rear shipping doors of the building.
Move-out begins after the show closes at 4:30 pm on Thursday March 19th, and must be completed by 8:00 pm. Any exhibitors who choose to pack up and begin move-out before 4:00 pm will be recorded and may forfeit the opportunity to exhibit next year.
Enhance your Display
Cost of renting exhibit space does not include carpet, drapes, furniture, or electrical. For all your display needs, please contact Freeman services.
Insurance Requirements (Schedule B):
Each exhibitor must provide a Certificate of Insurance showing coverage as outlined in Schedule B. Options for coverage are as follows:
- Provide a ‘Certificate’ from your own insurance provider (broker, agent or company) indicating you are insured
- Purchase a short term policy from PAL Insurance Brokers Canada Ltd. that will provide insurance for the duration of the show. To purchase insurance, please complete the PAL Insurance application form and submit by fax or email directly to PAL Insurance.
Certificate of Insurance (Options 1 or 2) must be received by Ottawa Valley Farm Show management by December 1, 2019.
Failure to provide the required Certificate of Insurance by the due date will result in cancellation of the Agreement for space.
Purchase PAL insurance
The Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association is pleased to offer free WiFi for all OVFS exhibitors and visitors. Should you wish to have your own dedicated connection, please contact D.E. Systems Ltd.
Treat your clients and customers to a day at OVFS!
Client passes are available to all Exhibitors. You can order any quantity of additional passes. For ‘PAY FOR WHAT IS USED,’ option, a minimum of 50 passes will be charged. Over 50, you will be billed for only the passes redeemed at the door. Administration fee will apply. Admission Passes in quantities fewer than 50 can also be purchased online at www.ottawafarmshow.com
Order deadline: February 26th, 2021.
Additional Options below. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
UNIQUE CODE- Company receives a unique purchase code to provide to clients to use when buying their own passes online. Company is then billed for the total number of tickets purchased.
REDUCED COST (COUPON)- Company receives a unique coupon code to provide to clients, offering them a discount when buying their own passes online. Company is then billed for difference. (Ex: Discount code for 5$ off= client pays $5 at time of purchase, company is billed for the $5 difference after the show).
Official OVFS Program
The Ottawa Valley Farm Show is pleased to partner with the team at Better Farming, Ag Buyer’s Guide and Farms.com to publish the Official Show Program. For more information, please follow the link below.
Booking deadline: Jan. 27, 2020
Material deadline: Feb. 3, 2020
Distribution: Feb. 24, 2020
Increase your profile at the show by hosting an event!
There is limited space available for hosting events.
To apply for space, please complete and return form by November 1st, 2020.
Let me know if you have any issues.
The Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association is pleased to again offer free parking for all OVFS exhibitors and visitors. Please remember parking is limited, so carpool or take the shuttle when possible.
TRAILERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to park on site – this will be enforced. Offsite trailer parking is available at the lot at the corner of Albion Rd and Mitch Owens Rd, courtesy of W.O. Stinson & Son Ltd.
The Ottawa Valley Farm Show is a dynamic, innovative show that draws exhibitors and visitors from across Ontario and Quebec. The show facilitates sharing information, provides networking opportunities, and helps build community. We strive to grow mutually beneficial relationships with our partners. We offer many levels of partnership as well as unique, specified partnership opportunities for events or features of the show.
Ottawa Partner hotels offer special rates for Ottawa Valley Farm Show exhibitors.
Visit the link below for more information: