Remember that – for the first time ever – dealers have exclusive time with exhibitors Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. when the show floor is open only to dealers, retailers and distributors. You will be able to check out the latest products and have one-on-one time with your suppliers, many of whom will be taking orders right from the exhibit floor.

The evening turns into a reception at 5:00 p.m., and it is shaping up to be a festive event. Your industry suppliers have stepped up to the plate with big plans. Click here for a glimpse of what you can expect. Following the reception, the celebration continues at Fourth Street Live! with a free concert featuring legendary rock band Kansas.

Plan to spend the whole day: The Dealer Resource Pavilion (Rural Lifestyle Dealer's booth is just outside the pavilion) will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday so arrive early to get the full benefit from the education opportunities and training classes. And, stick around for the 25-cent beer and hotdog reception sponsored by ARI, Husqvarna and Ideal Computer Systems from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.