Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO
Michigan Greenhouse Growers EXPO

2014 Trade Show

Each of the past shows have been huge successes, and this one will be just as impressive! 425 companies exhibited, taking 822 booth spaces in 2013, it was a very exciting event to be part of. Plans are underway for this year; we want to keep the momentum going. We feel this is THE show to attend in North America! We will again be located in DeVos Place, this beautiful structure has one gigantic room for the Trade Show, it is a state of the art facility. There are 4 acres of exhibit space!

We are pleased to have the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo join us again, their educational program will be held concurrently with the Great Lakes EXPO and they will be part of the trade show. This will bring in many new companies and members, enlarging our event even more.

Our combined membership for the 2013 convention was just under 4,300. The membership is not only from Michigan -- 42 other states and 6 providences of Canada, as well as other international members attended last year. This convention brings together, Tree Fruit, Brambles, Grapes, Vegetables and Greenhouse Growers, as well as all types of Farm Marketers.

We plan to have over 400 companies located in the exhibit hall. Some of the types of companies that exhibit include; seed, nurseries & packaging companies, chemical & fertilizer companies, equipment large & small, processing equipment, lending and leasing, insurance, and investment companies, as well as Greenhouse related products. There are also many private brand companies as well as entertainment exhibits for the farm markets. We have many state and federal agencies that also exhibit, updating the attendees on topics relating to regulations, programs and changes that are occurring. You can view the current hall map and list of 2013 Exhibitors on our website.

In addition to the trade show, concurrent educational sessions will take place, members can attend and learn about many topics including new products and better growing techniques. This year we will again have Greenhouse related topics. There will also be Bus Tours.

The Trade Show dates are Tuesday Dec. 9th 11th, 2014. Move-in starts Sunday, Dec.7th for equipment only and Monday Dec. 8th for all others. The Trade Show ends at 1 PM on Thursday, so people can easily pack up their exhibits and leave that day.

Please contact the Trade Show Manager to reserve your booth spaces. Our convention information will start being updated often starting in September, so please keep checking back for more details. For an Exhibitor packet or other exhibiting information contact Sharri German at (616) 794-0492 or at

This is a premier show that you will not want to miss! It is the show that starts the new season for the growers as well as exhibitors!

Trade Show Hours:
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Are you interested in exhibiting at the EXPO?  Then contact Sharri German  at phone number 616-794-0492 (fax 616-794-9670). The following items can be downloaded:

Do you want to know who exhibits at the EXPO?
Click here to see list of 2013 Exhibitors with contact information for company representatives.
Click here to see list of 2013 Exhibitors and booth numbers.

9-11, 2014

Sponsored by
Michigan State
Horticultural Society

Vegetable Council

in cooperation with
Michigan State
University Extension
Sponsored by
Metropolitan Detroit
Flower Growers Association

Western Michigan
Greenhouse Association

in cooperation with
Michigan State
University Extension