The Top 2023 Lawn Care Trade Shows to Attend

Published on November 17, 2021

With the wide variety of lawn care trade shows you can attend in 2023, 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 surviving the recession
  • Information on the current state of the industry
  • Insight on the best equipment worth investing in
  • Resources and training to help you grow
  • Teambuilding and hiring solutions
  • Networking opportunities

In this article, you’ll discover only the top 2023 lawn care trade show you should attend.

Equip Exposition

When: October 18 - 20, 2023

Where: Kentucky Exposition Center

937 Phillips Ln

Louisville, Kentucky 40209

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 20,000 attendees from all 50 US states as well as 54 countries.

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

With the 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.

Furthermore, if you can’t attend any other lawn care industry event in 2023, 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.

Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference

When: August 9 - 11, 2023

Where: Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino

3655 S Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

Lawn & Landscape Technology Conference is set to take place from August 9 - 11, 2023 at Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Although, if you’re in the green or pest industry, then you won’t want to miss it.

If you’re currently investing into technology or are curious about getting started, this conference will tell you all about the future of it.

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 business.


When: September 10 - 13, 2023

Where: Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, Texas 76051

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.

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

Registration opens in February 2022.

Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show

When: January 11 - 13, 2023

Where: The Baltimore Convention Center

1 W Pratt St

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

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.

In 2020, MANTS celebrated its 50th anniversary with:

  • Attendees from 44 states and 15 countries
  • A new record of 12,000 attendees
  • 968 exhibiting companies
  • 1,550 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.

Nursery Landscape Expo

When: August 9 - 11, 2023

Where: Henry B. González Convention Center

900 E Market St

San Antonio, Texas 78205

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.

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


When: February 1 - 3, 2023

Where: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Dr N

Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

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 6,400 attendees at the 2020 show.

Green & Growin’

When: January 16 - 20, 2023

Where: Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons and Greensboro Coliseum

3121 W Gate City Blvd

Greensboro, North Carolina 27407

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

In the 2020 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 looking for certification credits and business promotions.

The Farwest Show

When: August 23 - 25, 2023

Where: Oregon Convention Center

777 NE MLK Jr Blvd

Portland, Oregon 97232

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 400 exhibitors, you’ll be sure to uncover the latest industry trends, ideas, new plants, and more.

Early registrants will receive a discount until July 31, 2023.

Service Edge Conference

When: November 9 - 11, 2023

Where: Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West

6007 Plano Legacy Dr

Plano, Texas 75204

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.

Attend These Top 2023 Lawn Care Trade Shows to Start Growing

Now, you know the top 2023 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 Nov 17, 2021 7:00 AM, updated Dec 20, 2022 5:12 PM

Alyssa Sanders

Alyssa is the Team Lead of Content Marketing at Xplor Field Services. When she's not writing or creating content, you can find her watching a new sci-fi series or shoving her nose into a book.

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