Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association hosts annual Tree Fair & Trade Show

The 59th annual Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association (PNWCTA) Tree Fair and Trade Show is scheduled for September 8 & 9, 2017, at the Holiday Inn – Portland Airport, Portland, Ore. The world’s largest trade show in the industry will run Friday, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The PNWCTA Trade Show is set to host over 35 exhibitors expected to showcase the latest in products and services. Admittance is $10 for PNWCTA members and $15 for non-members.

Photo by Morf Morford

Photo by Morf Morford

This year’s Tree Fair program promises to be better than ever! Friday’s sessions start at 8:50 a.m. and include a presentation by the organization’s national lobbyist concerning the changing political landscape and what that means for the U.S. and farmers, as well as an in-depth presentation concerning the farm labor shortage in the Pacific Northwest. New this year for retailers is a special break-out seminar Saturday morning with vendor-exhibitors together with Northwest retailers presenting the latest and greatest in agri-entertainment.

Saturday’s Tree Fair sessions running concurrent with the Trade Show include a National Christmas Tree Promotions Board update, a marketing bonanza for both wholesalers and retailers with presentations made by a former producer and editor of MSN and the communications director of the Christmas Tree Promotion Board, as well a presentation by a local merchant services provider on ideas for better management of credit card transactions.

As always, growers may compete in the renowned Christmas tree and wreath contests, and members may vote for new Board of Director members.

On Friday evening, Sept. 8, growers, buyers, retailers and suppliers will have an opportunity to celebrate each other and the industry as contest winners are honored along with retiring Board of Director members, newly elected Board members and recipients of the Herb and Helen Plumb, Barney Douglass and Honorary Membership awards.

The Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association is comprised of grower, retailer and supplier members from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and British Columbia. Call the association office at 503-364-2942 for more information.

- Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association