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More than 100,000 Visitors Expected in Visalia Area on Feb 11-13

Visit Visalia Offers Free Travel Tips and Itinerary Planning

Visalia, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2020) – Visit Visalia announced today that it is ready for the influx of visitors in the coming weeks, as more than 100,000 convention-goers are expected to make their way to Tulare County for the 2020 World Ag Expo happening Feb. 11-13. As arguably the “largest agriculture event on the planet,” World Ag Expo is a convention unlike any other.

Visalia, a tourism destination only a short 20 minutes from the 2020 World Ag Expo, is prepared to host the thousands and guests at their dozens of restaurants, hotels, venues and attractions. 

“World Ag Expo puts the Central Valley on center stage,” said Nellie Freeborn, executive director of Visit Visalia. “It showcases our region’s unique relationship to agriculture and highlights our designation as an American agricultural powerhouse. We are excited to give visitors a well-rounded look at what makes Visalia and Tulare County an exceptional destination for farm-to-table dining and much more.” 

World Ag Expo is the largest annual outdoor agricultural exposition to showcase the latest advancements and innovations in the agriculture and farming industry. The event is held in the Central Valley, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. 

In its 53 years, World Ag Expo has grown to nearly 1,450 exhibitors and an attendance of more than 100,000 people from 49 states and 65 different countries. The annual event starts the second Tuesday of February at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif., just 20 minutes south of Visalia. 

“While visitors are here, we invite them to explore the agriculture capital first-hand and come visit Visalia,” Freeborn added. “Our Central Valley hub is an all-American city with a vibrant downtown, unique foodie restaurants, craft breweries, boutique shopping and a thriving art scene. There is evidence of its agriculture heritage everywhere, from the farmers market on Saturdays and the local produce vendors around the corner to Visalia’s year-around farm-fresh fare.”

Visit Visalia posted a blog with suggested tips and travel ideas, during the World Ag Expo. Additionally, they are running a promotion offering guests free passes to Sequoia National Park, during their stay. Guests are encouraged to book travel directly on their website and check out for more information on the Free Shuttle & Stay promotion.  

And, as always, visitors are encouraged to stop by the Visitor Center at 112 E Main St., Visalia, CA 93291 for destination information and itineraries. 




Visit Visalia is a collaboration of the Visalia Tourism and Marketing District and the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau (VCVB) dedicated to marketing, advertising, public relations and other promotional efforts that inspire travel to the City of Visalia. Visit Visalia works closely with local lodging properties, restaurants and attractions to foster interest in Visalia as a year-round destination for leisure, family, and meeting and convention travelers. For more information about Visit Visalia go to and follow Visit Visalia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

Media Contact:

Suzanne Bianco, Tourism Marketing Director
(559) 334-0141

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