The Top 2024 Lawn Care Trade Shows to Attend

Published on December 19, 2023

With the wide variety of lawn care trade shows you can attend in 2024, it’s important to be selective in the time and money spent allocating towards them.

The best lawn care trade shows provide you with:

  • Leading expert resources for growing your business
  • Information on the current state of the industry and upcoming trends
  • Insight on the best equipment and technology 
  • Resources and training to help you be even more productive
  • Team building and hiring solutions
  • Networking opportunities

In this article, you’ll discover only the top 2024 lawn care trade shows you should attend.

Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show

When: January 10 - 12, 2024
Where: The Baltimore Convention Center

MANTS is hosted by the State Nursery and Landscape Associations of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The event is considered an annual Masterpiece of Trade Shows, which gathers horticulture industry leaders every January.

MANTS has been running since the 1970s and draws exhibitors and attendees from the U.S., Great Britain, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

In the past few years this event has averaged:

  • 960 exhibits
  • 11,000 paid registrants
  • 1,530+ booths

If you’re in the landscape industry, then this is a great event to attend and explore new industry trends and products.

Plus, with thousands of attendees from across the globe, this trade show serves as an excellent opportunity to network.

Green & Growin’

When: January 15 - 19, 2024

Where: Sheraton Greensboro Hosted by the NC Nursery & Landscape Association, Green & Growin’ serves as one of the largest member-owned green industry events in the southeast.

At a recent event, there were:

  • 60 seminars
  • 392 exhibitors
  • 5,000 attendees
  • 1,400 attendees
  • 8 education tracks
  • 100+ hours of business education
  • 8 specialty and certification classes
  • 29 US states and 3 Canadian provinces represented
  • 250+ CEUs (i.e. continuing education units) available

Both the three-day education conference and the two-day trade show are great resources for those interested in certification credits and business growth.


When: January 31 - February 2, 2024

Where: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois

Owned and managed by the ILCA (i.e. Illinois Landscape Contractors Association), The Illinois + Wisconsin Landscape Show gives landscape professionals essential industry insight.

In addition, this event serves as an excellent networking opportunity, with over 7,000 attendees at the 2023 show.

If you are in or around Illinois, this is the place to be! 

Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference

When: July 23 - 25, 2024

Where: Signia by Hilton in Atlanta, GA

Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference is set to take place from July 23 - 25, 2024 at the Signia by Hilton in Atlanta, GA. 

And if you’re in the green or pest industry, you won’t want to miss it!

If you’re currently investing in technology or are curious about new tech, this conference will give you all the information you need.

Use this leading software and technology event for the green industry to learn and network with industry professionals who’ve successfully integrated technology into their businesses.

Nursery Landscape Expo

When: August 14 - 16, 2024

Where: Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX

While more details have yet to be announced, the Nursery Landscape Expo brings together those in landscape, irrigation, and more to discover new industry trends, products, and practices.

At this event, there are:

  • 6,500+ attendees
  • 900 booths

Network with peers, experience diverse products, access quality education, and gain easy CEUs (i.e. Continuing Education Units).

The Farwest Show

When: August 21 - 23, 2024

Where: Portland, OR

The Farwest Show is one of the biggest green industry events in the West.

Businesses in the landscape industry can expect to gain new ideas for increasing profitability, sales, and efficiency.

Plus, with over 350 exhibitors, you’ll be sure to uncover the latest industry trends, ideas, new plants, and more.

Equip Exposition

When: October 15 - 18, 2024

Where: Kentucky Exposition Center

Equip Exposition, formerly known as GIE+EXPO, serves as one of the largest lawn care trade shows every successful green industry business should attend.

This industry-leading event attracts more than 4,000 attendees from all 50 US states as well as 49 countries.

Plus, the Equip Exposition has more than 20 acres of outdoor demonstration areas and over one thousand exhibits.

You can even tour over 600+ Oregon nurseries as part of the event.

With endless networking opportunities, industry insights, exclusive equipment demonstrations, and more, anyone in the lawn and landscape industry stands to gain a great deal by attending one of the biggest green industry events of the year.

If you can’t attend any other lawn care industry event in 2024, then this is the one to attend.

While there is discount pricing for those registering early, you still have the opportunity to register at the event.


When: November 3 - 6, 2024

Where: Charlotte, NC

In addition to their Annual Education Conference, NALP (i.e. National Association of Landscape Professionals) also presents ELEVATE. This is a national conference and expo for landscape, lawn care, design build, irrigation, and tree professionals.

ELEVATE gathers industry icons, thought leaders, and new partners to present the future and needs of the green industry.

Last year Elevate had:

  • 2,150 attendees
  • 171 exhibitors

Connect with new people, experiences, and technology to ELEVATE your business and inspire successful business growth.

Registration will be open soon for this powerful industry event.

Service Edge Conference

When: November TBD, 2024

Where: TBD

Service Edge Conference (i.e. SEC) is one the only conference focused on increasing growth and development for service business owners and their teams.

Green industry businesses can expect to get answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask a service industry expert:

  • How can I grow my business faster?
  • What's the best way to get new clients ALL YEAR LONG?
  • I have this amazing vision for my business... How do I get there?

Get a "hands-on" perfect plan to create a business you've always dreamed of building.

Plus, hear incredible talks, create business-building blueprints in step-by-step workshops, and discover proven strategies to GROW FASTER NOW.

Field service business owners, high-level team members, Service Autopilot members and non-members alike.

Early registrants will receive a discount, and the exact dates of the early bird special are TBA.

Here’s what a few attendees had to say about past Service Edge Conferences:

“The speakers were inspirational. They were able to meet people where they’re at and inspire them to do more.”

-Brad Stephenson

VP & Part Owner, New Castle Lawn & Landscape, Birdsboro PA

“My favorite thing about the conference is meeting up with different business owners year after year and getting to grow those friendships and the knowledge I’ve picked up through them.”

-Marvin Salcido

CEO, Salcido Lawn, Tyler TX

Attend These Top 2024 Lawn Care Trade Shows to Start Growing

Now, you know the top 2024 lawn care trade shows you should attend in order to start growing your business into a huge success.

Plus, use this article to stay in the know on the latest trade show announcements and updates.

Related: Service Edge Conference Recap: 5 Key Takeaways

Originally published Dec 19, 2023 3:25 PM

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