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50th edition of World Ag Expo in Tulare opens

World Ag Expo 2017 gearing up for 50th year

A sneak peek at the set-up of the World Ag Expo on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. The show starts on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and runs through Thursday, Feb 16.
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A sneak peek at the set-up of the World Ag Expo on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. The show starts on Tuesday, Feb. 14, and runs through Thursday, Feb 16.

The World Ag Expo opens Tuesday at the International Agri-Center in Tulare.

The annual event features more than 1,400 exhibitors displaying the latest in farm equipment and technology. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend during the three-day event.

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The expo is celebrating its 50th year with several events, including an Opening Ceremonies celebration at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the World Ag Expo arena with a live performance of the national anthem, presentation of colors and a ribbon-cutting.

On Wednesday, there will be an after-hours party and fireworks show in the arena at 5 p.m. The party, sponsored by Bud Light, will feature a free concert by Parmalee.

At 10 a.m. Thursday there will be a tractor parade on Median Street with tractors representing each year of the show.

For more information contact the expo at 800-999-9186 or www.worldagexpo.com.

If you go

World Ag Expo, 4500 S. Laspina St., Tulare

▪ Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

▪ Admission, $15 per day, children 6 and younger free.

▪ Contact: 800-999-9186, www.worldagexpo.com.

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