FAQ

Friday January 3rd to Thursday January 9th, 2020

This conference takes place in the Elmwood Community Centre, in Elmwood ON, near Hanover.  (Not in Elmvale)
You do not have to pre-register to attend GBFW. Just come to Elmwood the day of the event that you are interested in, and pay with cash or chq. GBFW staff do not have the ability to process visa or debit transactions. If you want to pay with debit/credit, new this year you can pre-register in advance on this website, and pay with PayPal.

Horse Day:  $25                          All other days: $30                      Children 10 and under are $5                  Prices include HST

* Please note that if you pre-register for the conference there is a PayPal Processing Fee.

Please make cheques payable to: "Grey Bruce Famers' Week"

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 redording purposes.  We leave it to your best judgement to decide if your children will enjoy the event.  

Thank you for your interest in supporting GBFW. You can find online/downloadable Sponsor/Exhibitor forms under the main navigation menu above labelled Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities. Alternatively if your having difficulties, please contact Grey Ag Services (519-986-3756; lorie@greyagservices.ca), and ask to speak to Lorie.

For those exhibitors that are a part of the Trade Show on Goat Day, or will be there all week, you can set-up from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm on Jan 2nd. Exhibitors attending only certian days can set-up starting at 8:00 am daily.

The bulk of the Trade Show and speakers are in the upstairs of the Elmwood Community Centre. The meals take place on the lower level. There are a few booths on the lower level as well. In 2019, there will be presentations for a portion of the day, on that lower level on Goat and Horse Days. The Trade Show booths run along the perimeter of the upstairs hall. There are also 2 islands of Trade Show booths.

Throughout the course of the week with, the audience and Trade Show, we could have as many as 1300. The number of attendees really is dependant on the weather.

Both upper and lower levels are accessable by ramp.  Washrooms are also accessible on both levels.  

Presentations & breaks (including refreshments and snacks) are on the upper level.  Lunch is on the lower level.  We will be happy to help you make sure you have optimal viewing and reserve a spot for you at the front of the hall.  Please let us know in advance so we can plan the best for you.  Plenty of volunteers are available to assist with your needs in getting around the facility etc.

 

Please call Grey Ag Services, the coordinators of this event at 519-986-3756 or email at info@greyagservices.ca
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 broadcasted 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.
The Trade Show and our supportive exhibitors are available to speak with before the presentations start during the registration period. You can also visit them during the breaks. At lunch, they eat prior to the audience, so they are at their booths ready to chat all during the lunch break. They will also be available at the end of the day.

There is plenty of onside parking at the hall, additional parking is on the roadside. If the weather conditions are ideal and plowing has occurred, you can park in the ball park area at the arena, to the side and behind the community centre.

Please go to the Event Schedule page and search for the Day of interest. 

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 onlline you should have sufficient band width to stream content.

$23.48 per day or $116.20 for all 7 days.  Prices include PayPal fees and HST

Please have a look at our accommodations page, if you're coming from further afield. The accommodations page is found under the About Tab in the above navigation menu.

There are no animals, or large equipment items at GBFW.

There are Trade Show booths with excellent promotional information, and engaging presenters.