Farm and Ranch Show brings 30,000 to Amarillo

Around 30,000 people will flood the hotels, restaurants and Civic Center in Amarillo this week for the 27th Annual Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show.

More than 460 exhibitors from five different states including Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico lined the inside of the Civic Center for the show. They displayed everything agriculture from large pieces of equipment, like tractors and combines, to other aspects of the farming business like irrigation equipment, seed companies and insurance information.

With all of that in one location, that makes this show a great "one-stop-shop" for farmers and ranchers, not to mention, it's great for the local economy.

"It helps the local economy as well as helps the local farmers see the latest products and services that are available to them, everything from the tractors to irrigation equipment and so on," said IDEAg Show Director, Emily Patten.

Some of the exhibits weren't just aimed at attracted adults either. Chaney Gillham, owner of Little Iron Toys, has been setting up his toy exhibit at the Amarillo Farm and Ranch show for years.

"We sell little toy tractors and trucks," said Gillham. "It's been a dozen years I think, at least."

But, just because they're toys, doesn't mean they're not good for everyone -- young or old.

"Some farmers, you know, that don't farm anymore, they buy a tractor that they drove when they were young or when they were on the farm and they like to have something on the shelf to look at and remind them of the good old days," he said.

Which is just one more reason, this is one show you won't want to miss.