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Farm Bureau Exposition Center (Expo)



The Expo is committed to supporting our TN Pledge and doing everything in our power to maintain a safe environment to allow events to take place, and guests to attend with confidence. The list below reflects the steps and protocols the Expo has implemented for the health of our staff, vendors, event planners, as their guests.


  • Active participant in the TN Pledge initiative to slow/prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Sanitization spray of the entire facility as needed

  • Applies to staff, vendors, event planners and attendees.

  • Event planners are asked to make routine announcements throughout their events

  • Social distancing

  • Hand Sanitizing Stations are located throughout the facility

  • Scheduled routine cleaning of all multi-touch surfaces

  • Water fountains are no longer in use to avoid cross contamination

  • Guest counts in restrooms is limited and monitored by event planners

  • Designated Entry and Exit doors

  • Routine announcement reminders about social distancing and masks

  • Temperature Checks

  • 7 Standard Health Questions for Expo visitors

  • Ongoing education on health safety and prevention of spreading COVID - Recommending if you don't feel well, take care of you at home to avoid the risk of passing along the symptoms to others.

  • Adherence to food and beverage guidelines for all kiosks and caterers





Farm Bureau Expo Operating Updates



Updated: Oct 7

The Farm Bureau Expo would like to thank Mayor Hutto and the those that he collaborated with to lead our county through this pandemic. It is our sincerest hope that this note finds each of you doing well, healthy and ready to ease into the beautiful Fall season!

Circumstances continue to evolve at the Farm Bureau Expo Center, as is the case around the country.  The Farm Bureau Expo Center is excited to have our doors open for the enjoyment of our vendors, event planners, and their guests.  Our commitment to the Tennessee Pledge enables us to ensure the health and safety of our employees, vendors and their guests, while providing an environment that provides for holding and attending events with confidence. 

I have had the pleasure to email and/or speak to a handful of you over the past couple weeks regarding the Governor of Tennessee’s recent COVID update and how that may or may not affect current and upcoming events.  Since that time, I have received updated information that I believe is important to get into your hands so you have the tools you need to plan accordingly.

  • “Masks are Required” signage will remain in place – We believe that this is the responsible approach to mitigate the spread of the virus at this time.  This will apply to staff, event planners, vendors and guests.

  • All COVID health related signage will remain posted – Advocating for the protection, health and safety of everyone is aligned with our commitment to the TN Pledge.

  • We will continue to have separate doors for entry and exit.

  • Temperature checks are required when visiting the Administrative offices at the Expo.  They are optional, but encouraged for event planners to implement at their event.  If anyone should present with a fever per the CDC guidelines, their name and contact info will be documented for the health safety of all involved.

  • Water fountains remain in an out of order status.

  • Social distancing at 6’ is recommended as much as possible.  When 6’ is not possible, masks should be worn

  • Capacity limits will be determined on an event and set up basis given no two events are identical.

  • Sanitizing stations remain in place, as well as the increased routine to keep multi-touch points wiped down continues

  • Event planners should be prepared to monitor any crowding in the bathrooms

  • Event planners are encouraged to make routine announcements about masks/social distancing during the event (similar to many retailers)

I hope this helps in understanding how to navigate the changes.  We are here to help in any way we can and always open to your questions as together we work through changes for the protection of all. 


  • Gayle Hibbert

The Farm Bureau Expo proudly supports the Tennessee Pledge and is committed to supporting our event planners through the provision of a COVID-19 compliant venue. Working closely with each of our planners we have focused on "what can we do to make their events happen" while maintaining in compliance with the CDC COVID Guidelines.

Our Event Planners best practices include

  • Hourly announcements to remind guests about social distancing, being responsible to wear masks to protect everyone with reminders that hand sanitizing stations are available in the Expo.

  • Temperature Checks are not required, however, if an event planner would like to incorporate this step, the Expo will provide touch free thermometers for their use.

  • Standard 7 Health Questions can be utilized at the event planner’s discretion.

  • A point person to prevent any crowding in restrooms 

The Farm Bureau Expo best practices

  • Educational signage is throughout the Expo

  • Ensuring social distancing in set ups and layouts

  • Dedicated Entrance/Exit doors are posted

  • Water fountains are sealed off 

  • Routine sanitization is being conducted by Expo staff

  • Mandatory Mask wearing by event staff and attendees

  • Temperature checks for all visitors into the Expo Offices and Tours

  • Provision of masks for those that need one for meetings at the Expo

Our Goal is Safety First for the benefit of our event planners, their guests, our staff and our community! We hope to see you at an event soon!



Any questions can be directed to info@farmbureauexpo.com or by calling 615-450-3049

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