Ottawa Valley Farm Show

March 12, 13 and 14
Ernst & Young Centre, 4899 Uplands Drive

The Ottawa Valley Farm Show (OVFS) will be held from March 12 to 14 at the Ernst & Young Centre. Sponsored by the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association, The OVFS is the largest annual exhibition of its kind held in Ontario east of Toronto. Of particular interest to farm families and other rural residents, the show features 300+ commercial exhibitors offering everything from machinery and equipment, to computer and financial services. For more information please visit

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