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Four State Farm Show planned for Pitt State again this year 

The Four State Farm Show is returning to Pittsburg State University for a fourth year so that exhibitors and attendees can enjoy an event that is largely climate controlled and on hard surfaces.

The event is planned for May 17-19 at the Robert W. Plaster Center adjacent to the Garfield Weede Building and in parking lots surrounding it and the nearby Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. It is free and open to the public.

All outdoor booths will be concentrated in very close proximity to the indoor venue. Organizers are anticipating approximately 700 displays.

The booths will highlight the latest technology in farm machinery, construction equipment, livestock handling, feed and seed, and several rural living displays will provide shopping opportunities for clothing and jewelry, hunting supplies, metal art, embroidery, furniture, healthcare, and home improvement.

Several food truck style concessions will be available. Parking will be free in the Brown Lot east of Carnie Smith Stadium, in the Kansas Technology Center parking lot, or at other university parking lots across campus.

Buses will be available to shuttle attendees to the booth areas and two 40-passenger trams will travel continuously through the show during show hours. Golf carts may be rented from the show supplier.

About the Farm Show

The first Four State Farm Show (known then as the Tri-State Farm Show) was held in 1975 at the National Guard Armory in Pittsburg as an effort to bring agricultural production and agribusiness together.

It was sponsored by the agriculture committee of the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Farm Talk Newspaper. The small show of about 60 exhibits drew a big crowd.

From 1976 to 1983, the show moved between Parsons, Miami, Oklahoma, and Pittsburg, before finding a home on a 300-acre Pittsburg farm in 1984.

In late 2020, the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds & Event Center in Springfield, Missouri acquired the assets of the Four State Farm Show and signed a multi-year agreement with Pitt State to host the show in coming years.

In its nearly five-decade history, the Four State Farm Show has become known as the premier agricultural event in the Four State region.

For more information:

— Pitt State —

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