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Convention Information

Plan Now to Attend the

2016 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention

February 2 to 4

Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

The Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention has become the premier grower meeting in the Northeast combining three days of six or more concurrent educational sessions with a large industry trade show and numerous networking opportunities – all designed to enable fruit, vegetable and berry growers as well as direct marketers to stay on the cutting edge of their industries. About 2,200 persons from throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond gather each year at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center for the Convention.  Registration is open to all interested commercial fruit, vegetable and berry growers, direct marketers and allied industry personnel.  Fruit growers should register here:

The schedule for the 2016 Convention will be posted about November 15, 2015.  A rough outline is posted here.

The day before the main Convention opens, several special workshops will be offered.

The annual Mid-Atlantic Cider Contest is conducted during the Convention to determine the best cider in the region.

For general information on the Convention program, contact William Troxell, Publicity Coordinator at 717-694-3596 or

For information on exhibiting at the Convention, contact Maureen Irvin, Convention Coordinator at 717-677-4184 or

The Hershey Lodge and Convention Center is located at 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA  17033.

Future dates for the Mid-Atlantic Convention are as follows:

January 31 to February 2, 2017

January 30 to February 1, 2018

January 29 to 31, 2019

January 28 to 30, 2020