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Historically, Northlands has hosted consumer exhibits primarily on agriculture and related industries. As the demographical landscape changed, however, so too did the focus of these shows: rural concerns shifted to urban ones, and eventually, public displays were being offered on a wide variety of topics.

2002 saw around 2000 events hosted on the Northlands grounds all told, including graduations, trade shows, consumer shows, and catered gatherings. Together, these attracted millions of visitors, consumer shows among the most popular draws.

Boat showAt various times in the last 10 years, the Alberta Motor Show; Edmonton Woodworking and Tool Show; Moms, Pops, and Tots Show; Edmonton Women’s Show; Edmonton Home and Garden Show; and many others, have attracted hundreds of thousands of guests from around the country.

The Home and Garden Show, held annually at the AgriCom, is a particularly large trade and horticultural attraction. The event is surrounded by big press, and linked to the successful Home and Garden Television network. By featuring both static exhibits and presentations offered by personalities popular on the gardening scene, organizers hope to entice visitors into coming. This event is linked up with a Home and Interior Design Show that focuses on providing expert information concerning household decor.

Thailand Trade ShowThe Edmonton Woman’s Show, meant to capitalize on the tremendous buying power of its target audience, offers a wide range of selection at the exhibitor booths. Organizers also offer contests and give-aways as enticements.

The Canwest Woodworking and Tool Show, like other such events hosted at Northlands, offers seminars and buying opportunities at over 100 exhibits. The show saw 12,000 attendees in 2003, and organizers hope for comparable turn-outs in future.

Alberta Progress Trade FairOther events include the Edmonton Gun Show, which is held at the Sportex; the Kennel Club dog show; cycle shows; RV shows; horse shows; and auto shows.

International exhibits featuring cultural fairs of every kind, have also displayed their goods and materials in the succession of buildings and grandstands that existed throughout Northlands’ history. 

Featured Video: Open trade shows Footage from open trade shows demonstrating the variety of merchandise available.
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