Equip Exposition Fees Increase Soon

Equip Exposition, the trade show for the landscape, outdoor living and outdoor power equipment industry announced several education, experiential, and entertainment opportunities for its 40th annual show. Scheduled October 17 to 20 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., event registration fees rise on Sept. 8.

“If you don’t come this year, you’ll have missed something. Landscape contractor attendance is up by 39 percent over last year, which is a record, and dealer registration is up by 10 percent. This shows the relevance and importance of Expo,” says Kris Kiser, President & CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns Equip Exposition.

Equip Expo Toro display
Equip Expo’s indoor trade show includes displays from major wholegoods makers.

“With California now moving to full implementation of their combustion engine equipment ban,” says Kiser, “this year, look for extensive new offerings by manufacturers to comply with these new and upcoming regulations. Over 40 manufacturers are putting new products in the New Product Showcase.”

Equip Expo Show Features

“This year, we’ve invested in an expanded UTV Track, will have our first-ever, stadium-sized, free concert at the Yum! Center, expanded education for our Hispanic industry members and more. It all points to one thing: Don’t miss it.”

New education and training sessions in both English and Spanish will help landscape contractors and dealers make more money and grow. Sessions focus on topics like growing and managing your business for greater profits, hiring and retaining key employees, and new technology. Landscaper education includes tree care, as well as expanding into new service areas such as hardscape, pool and spa, outdoor lighting, irrigation, and more.

The show’s inaugural arena concert with Third Eye Blind is free and open to all Expo registrants. The concert takes place on Thursday night, October 19, at the KFC Yum! Center. The show also includes singer-songwriter Dylan Scott and is sponsored by the Bobcat Company and SENIX.

Equip Expo Stihl zero-turn mower
Attendees can test a wide variety of equipment, like this Stihl mower.

Outdoor Demo Yard

In the 30-acre Outdoor Demo Yard, equipment manufacturers will show off the newest equipment and attendees can “try it before they buy it.” It’s a place to mow, mulch, cut, dig, drive, and test the latest outdoor power equipment in the industry.

The expanded UTV Test Track is open to licensed drivers over age 16. Test drive more than a dozen new UTVs from 10 manufacturers and talk with industry representatives who design and manufacture the vehicles. Due to popular demand, the test track has been expanded.

More than 200 women in the industry are slated to attend the first-ever Women’s Leadership Reception on Thursday evening, October 19. The networking event is sponsored by SiteOne and Belgard. A shuttle bus will deliver attendees to the arena concert later that night.

Arborist Events

Tree climbing workshops will be offered in partnership with the Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop and sponsored by STIHL Inc. and Davey Tree, climbing technique sessions on a live tree in Freedom Hall give an up close and personal look at better tree care.

Equip Expo Polaris UTV
The Equip Expo demo area features all sorts of testing opportunities.

The Welcome Reception is in a new venue. Celebrate at Tuesday evening’s jamming reception, sponsored by Cat® Compact Track Loaders, at the downtown Kentucky International Convention Center. It’s a new location for the reception but will feature Expo’s favorite band, The Crashers.

Hear polar explorer Ben Saunders, the epitome of grit and determination, will share his journeys which include 12 major expeditions covering just over 4,500 miles (7,250km) on foot in the high Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica since 2001.


Attendees can cuddle a rescue pup (and bring one home). Mulligan’s Mutt Madness, an annual dog rescue event sponsored by the TurfMutt Foundation in partnership with the Kentucky Humane Society, brings a bevy of rescue dogs to Freedom Hall on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Register Now

Attendees have until 11:59 p.m. on September 7, 2023 to register for $25 at EquipExposition.com. On September 8, 2023 registration fees will double to $50 and on October 16, prices double again to $100. Landscape professional workshops are $85 each. Hardscape professional workshops are $85 each. Technician training is $45 per course. The Hardscape North America demonstration upgrade is $85.

For more information visit equipexposition.com, contact the Equip Exposition office at info@equipexposition.com or call 502-536-7050.

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