Frequently Asked Questions
Please take a look through these frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, you can always reach out to us directly using the contact page of this site.
When will the conference be held?
Grey Bruce Farmers Week 2023 will run from January 4th - 10th. The days run in order of: Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Horse, Ecological, and Crops. To see full daily schedules, please head to the events page of this website.
Where does GBFW take place?
The event is held at the Elmwood Community Centre, which is located at 38 Concession Rd 10, Elmwood ON N0G 1S0, north of Hanover. (Not in Elmvale). Presentations will also be livestreamed for those who cannot make it to the physical conference location.
Do I Have To Pre-Register?
Registration for in-person events is done at the door, on the day of. If you will be livestreaming the event from afar, pre-registration can be done through the ticket purchase links on this site.
How Much Are The Tickets For This Conference?
2022 ticket prices were for a virtual event, and were as follows:
Individual days tickets: $30 + HST and service fees
3 days purchased together: $70 + HST and service fees
Full week purchased at once: $160 + HST and service fees
2023 ticket prices will be released soon!
How do I purchase tickets for the event?
The 'Buy Tickets' button for livestreaming is on the homepage of this website. If you are attending in-person, you can purchase your tickets at the door on the conference day you are attending.
Is This Event Suitable For Children?
GBFW welcomes children to the conference. Please keep in mind that while speakers are presenting their content, we need to show them respect and keep the room as quiet as possible for recording purposes. We leave it to your best judgement to decide if your children will enjoy the event.
How Do I Enquire About Exhibiting or Sponsoring At This Conference?
Thank you for your interest in supporting GBFW. You can find fillable sponsor and exhibitor forms on the respective sponsor and exhibitor pages of this website. Alternatively, if you are having difficulties, please contact Grey Ag Services (519-986-3756; firstname.lastname@example.org), and ask to speak to Lorie.
What Day & What Time Can The Exhibitors Set-Up?
Week-long exhibitors set-up from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on the day prior to the start of the conference (January 3rd 2023). Exhibitors attending individual days can set-up starting at 8:00 am daily.
What Is The Layout Of The In-Person Conference?
The bulk of the trade show and presentations are on the upper level of the Elmwood Community Centre, with meals taking place and a few booths set up on the lower level. Most of the trade show booths run along the perimeter of the upper hall, with two inside rows. The audience members watch presentations from inside the ring of tradeshow booths.
How Many People Attend GBFW?
Over the course of the week, with the audience and trade show we could have as many as 1300 people in attendance. The number of attendees really is dependent on the weather.
Is the in-person event accessible for wheelchairs etc?
Yes, both upper and lower levels of the Elmwood Community Centre are accessible by ramp. Washrooms are also accessible on both levels.
Do you ever cancel any of the days due to poor weather?
In times of extreme weather conditions or other situations, it may be necessary for GBFW to cancel a day. Decisions will be made as quickly as possible and will be communicated to registrants with notices placed on the website home page, and broadcast on CKNX and Country 93 radio. We have not cancelled very often in over 50 years. Unless there are a significant number of road closures, the show will go on, however the safety of all participants is always paramount in our minds.
Where Do I Park?
There is plenty of onsite parking at the hall, with additional parking on the roadside.
Where Can I Find The Conference Program?
Please go to the event page of this website to see daily schedules. From there you can also navigate to speaker profiles and presentation descriptions by day.
Who Can Access Live Streaming?
Anyone can purchase a ticket to live stream GBFW. Please ensure that you have sufficient band width to be able to access the feed. Generally if you can load and watch videos online you should have sufficient band width to stream content.
What Is The Cost To Live Stream?
$30 per day plus service fees & HST
$70 for 3 days of your choice plus service fees & HST
$160 for the whole week plus service fees & HST
Are There Live Animals or Equipment at GBFW?
There are no animals, or large equipment at GBFW.
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