Press Release: NH Farm, Forest & Garden Expo Celebrates its 40th AnniversaryPress Release:


March 7, 2023

For immediate release

Contact:     Kelly Bryer, Expo Manager

NH Farm, Forest and Garden Expo

603-851-8624  /

NH Farm, Forest & Garden Expo Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

The New Hampshire Farm, Forest & Garden Expo is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year!  

Created as a nonprofit event in 1983 to feature outdoor and economic engines of agriculture and forestry by the UNH Cooperative Extension, NH Division of Forests and Lands, and NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food, the expo has grown exponentially over the years into the fun-filled educational event that it is today. 

Agricultural education was an important facet of the expo’s mission, and it still is today.  The founding participants intended for the event to be inclusive for the general public to learn more about agriculture, the agriculture equipment sector and people who serve the industry.  Many traditions have been established over the years, including a prestigious awards ceremony, children’s interactive activities, barnyard animals,  high-quality workshops, and playing host to horticulture and livestock competitions.

For many years, the expo has taken place in Manchester, and this year we are excited to have a new location.  The expo will take place on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th at the Deerfield Fairgrounds.

This family-friendly event features a variety of engaging exhibitors, agriculture experts, workshops, and demonstrations of interest to families, gardeners, home owners, hobby-farmers and industry members alike.  For our 40th Anniversary and inaugural year at our new location, we have a large variety of new exhibits and workshops planned!  Join us to see sawmills, chainsaws, heavy equipment in action, expanded children’s activities, livestock and horticultural competitions, fiber arts, beekeepers, industry organizations from wildlife to trees to gardens, and so much more.

It’s also not too late to showcase your business and participate as an exhibitor.  Exhibitor participation and sponsorship, especially for this year, is very important to us, as it will help ensure we continue the traditions that have inspired young farmers, promoted conservation, and celebrated responsible use and practices.  Visit our website at to learn more about becoming an exhibitor or hosting a workshop.

The New Hampshire Farm, Forest & Garden Exposition founding sponsors are the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, the NH Division of Forests & Lands and the NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food.  NH Farm, Forest & Garden Expo is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Additional sponsors include Granite State Dairy Promotion and Wolf Rock Construction.