Free Trade Show

Trade Show large looking south

Trade Show Dates/Times

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Times to be confirmed.

*There is no charge to attend the Trade Show – Admission is Free!

Food lovers will enjoy the samples and shopping.

Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy shopping amongst multiple organic seed suppliers, as well as browsing gardening tools and books.

Farmers can network with certifiers, grain traders and small equipment suppliers.

To see a list of exhibitors visit here.

The trade show is held on 3 floors at the Guelph University Centre.

Mezzanine Level (Free Coffee!)

Visit this area to sample great organic coffee!  

Mountain Gems is sponsoring a free organic coffee bar on the Mezzanine, all day Saturday & all day Sunday.

Use the stairs located in about the middle of the main floor (across from the Organic Meadow booth) or the elevators located in the South East area of the Main Floor.

Main Level

Filled with great vendors!

Don’t miss the area past Mapleton’s Organic and across from the MadeGood booth in the northeast corner.  (When not being used by the conference this is the University of Guelph Daily Grind coffee shop!)

 

Basement Level

Lower level hallway trade show

The largest area of the trade show with over 75 exhibitors!  (Even larger than the Main Level!)

To access this level use either set of elevators or look for the large sets of stairs.

Watch for signage highlighting how to get there.

If you are looking for a quieter spot for conversations with the vendors this is it.

 

Tips for Attending

For best selection attend first thing Saturday morning.

Saturday afternoon is very busy – especially on the main level.

Review parking options and have multiple options in mind before arriving.  

Coat check is available in the Registration Room UC 103 for $1 per coat.

Don’t forget to pack your reusable bags for purchases.

Don’t miss the Mezzanine and Lower Levels.

 

If you are an organic products consumer, you can spend all day in this show just buying organic chocolate, ice cream, cranberries, pickles or coffee while talking to the suppliers who tell you which retail stores carry the product.  However, if you’re a major organic trader/grain buyer, then “talk wholesale” to the vendors and you can get some brand new suppliers out of the deal.  Or if you’re somewhere in between retail and wholesale, then just browse the show because there will be many valuable conversations to be had !” – Tomas Nimmo, Conference Manager