Kentucky State Fair Board
National Farm Machinery Show Sets All-Time Attendance Record

Press Release Date:  Monday, February 27, 2006  
Contact Information:  Amanda Storment
VP Media/PR
(502) 367-5180

Louisville, KY ... The 41st National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) set an all-time attendance record as 312,206 people poured through the Kentucky Exposition Center February 15-18. The show surpassed last year’s attendance by 10,000 and 1997’s record-setting year of 304,279.
“Two things really contributed to this year’s attendance growth. We expanded into South Wing C, our new exhibit space, and attendees and exhibitors really responded to that addition,” said Harold Workman, president & CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board which produces the NFMS. “Second, the agricultural economy continues to be strong  which was evidenced by people traveling to this show with the intent to see and buy the latest in farm equipment.”

Workman noted that the National Farm Machinery Show continues to grow in attendance and importance as the most respected and significant show of its kind in the world.

Over 800 exhibitors filled the 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space at KEC during its annual four-day run, continuing the show’s tradition as the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country. The NFMS continues to draw both national and international attendees and exhibitors, generating business across the community and into the Commonwealth that translates into $19 million in annual economic impact.

The 42nd National Farm machinery Show and the 39th Championship Tractor Pull will be held February 14-17, 2007.  For more information about the show, visit