The 34th Annual Southwest Farm & Home Expo will be April 7-8, 2018 at the Elk City Convention Center. Whether it’s the farm, home, lawn or garden this Farm & Home Expo will give you the opportunity to see the newest and best products and services in these areas.
Over 100 displays will showcase the latest in farm and livestock equipment and lawn, home and garden supplies. Several special events are scheduled for this year’s show including the FFA Ag Mechanics Show & Silent Auction, Antique Tractor Display and Tractor Pull along with the Lawn Mower Pull, the Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull, BBQ Cook-Off and the All-Breed Bull Sale.
Kicking off Saturday’s event is the annual Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the American Farmers & Ranchers Mutual Insurance at 7:30 am. Dana Murphy, Oklahoma Corporation Commission Chairman will be this year’s speaker. Also, Oklahoma legislatures will be attending to speak about current issues that affect thousands of rural Oklahoma farmers. The Elk City FFA Alumni will be preparing the free breakfast.
The All-Breed Bull Sale which draws people from all over Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas will feature some of the top breeders in Oklahoma and Texas. Bulls will range from yearlings to two year olds. There will be an excellent selection of big stout bulls ready for your farm and ranch needs at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 7th in the South Exhibit Hall.
The BBQ Cook-Off kicks off on Friday, April 6th at 6:00 pm with the Cook’s meeting and meat inspection, a $25 entry fee for each category will be due at this time. The check-in/set up will be Saturday, April 7th at 7:30 am through Sunday, April 8th 8:00 am. The judging will begin at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 8th. Categories are Chicken, Pork Ribs, Beef Brisket and Cook’s Choice/Open. There will be cash prizes for first place in each category and trophies for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places. Prizes will be awarded Sunday by 5:30 pm.
The Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull, for ages 4-12 will begin on Sunday, April 8th at 1:30 pm with registration at 1:00 pm in the South Exhibit Hall. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and the top two winners in each age division will also receive a plaque all donated by the First National Bank & Trust of Elk City. The pedal tractors are furnished so the committee invites all the children to come out and have lots of fun. There will be a drawing for a John Deere Pedal Tractor donated by Western Equipment at the end of the Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull.
The Elk City Chamber of Commerce which sponsors the Southwest Farm and Home Expo, prides itself on promoting education in agriculture. Every year they award several scholarships to help further high school seniors with their education in the field of agriculture.
“This year’s show is going to be the best yet,” said Spencer Smith, Expo Co-Chairman. “We have exhibitors that really take pride in their products and services and that helps put our show above the rest.”
The Southwest Farm & Home Expo Committee would like to thank the City of Elk City for their help with barrels and cones and the Convention & Visitors Bureau for helping with some of our advertising, along with Aloha Gardens & Services, Janie’s Garden Center and Mary’s Bloomers for all their decorating. Also, thank you to all our volunteers and exhibitors.
Members of the 2018 Southwest Farm & Home Expo committee include committee Co-Chairman, Spencer Smith, Co-Chairman, Kenneth Hart, Melody Cummings, Dustin Burrows, Dusty Davis, Randy Dupree, Brent Meador, Jason Redd, Jason Simon, Cathy Smith, Jimmy Smith, Larry Long, David Misener, Randy Smith, Ridge Lowrance, Cody Giblet, Kathy Giblet, Teresa Smith, Susie Cupp and Sharon Carpenter.
Hours for the Southwest Farm and Home Expo are Saturday, April 7th from 9:00-6:00 and Sunday, April 8th from 12:00-5:00. Admission is free. For a complete schedule of events or more information call the Elk City Chamber of Commerce at (580)-225-0207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.