Frequently Asked Questions

What can you tell me about the Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show?

The Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show is the Deep South’s premier forestry show for 2018. It is the oldest outdoor, live logging demonstration in the nation where equipment manufacturers are allowed to operate their equipment in actual field conditions. The show has been in operation for over 30 years providing a grass-roots technology transfer between loggers, landowners, foresters, and equipment manufacturers. The two-day attendance for the past six show events has averaged 6,000 individuals.

Where is the show held?

The show is permanently located in the heart of the mid-South, seven miles south of Starkville on Mississippi State University’s 8300-acre John W. Starr Memorial Forest. It is easily accessible by four-lane MS Highway 25. The 10-acre base site includes a 60x100 foot pavilion which was erected in 2003 and an open yard for static exhibits. A 40-acre forested live demonstration site and a 10-acre parking area are located adjacent to the base site. For directions to the show site and an area map, please click here.

When will the next show take place?

The Mid-South Forestry Equipment show is a biennial event. The next show will be held Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, 2018. Show times are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Will there be activities for my family?

The Mid-South Forestry Equipment show is a “family-friendly” event. The registration fee to the show includes admission for the attendee’s spouse and accompanied children under 18 years of age. There is also a children’s area located at the show site. This area features activities for all ages such as the Little Folks Skidder Contest, the Truck Stop, the Sand Box, and a Moon Walk. Families may also click here to browse local visitor and convention bureau websites for information on area attractions.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed at the show due to safety concerns and liability insurance restrictions. Service dogs are welcome.

Can I bring my UTV or golf cart?

The show is a pedestrian only event. In the interest of safety and given liability insurance restrictions, vehicles (including UTVs and golf carts) are not allowed to be driven inside the show gates during show hours. Please consider the weather, and plan to wear comfortable shoes and clothing that are appropriate for walking at an outdoor event.

Will there be assistance for disabled and elderly attendees?

Yes. The show staff will have a limited number of golf-carts or similar transportation available in order to assist visitors with mobility concerns along the show thoroughfare and between the parking area and registration.

What are my lodging options?

There are over 65 lodging choices within an hour drive of the show site including hotels and bed & breakfast accommodations, RV parks and campgrounds, state parks, and a casino-hotel and spa resort.

Where can I get information about exhibiting at the show?

Click here to browse the exhibitor home page for information about exhibiting at the 2018 Mid-South Forestry Equipment Show.

How can I register to attend?

Beginning June 25, 2018, you may pre-register via the show website by clicking here. Registration will also be available at the gate at the show.