John Deere enthusiasts can now register for the 2022 Gathering of the Green Conference March 16-19, 2022 at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport, Iowa, by visiting www.GatheringoftheGreen.com.
“This conference is the largest gathering of John Deere enthusiasts in the world,” said Tony Knobbe, Gathering of the Green Board Chairman. “Most of our guests come for the comradery with follow enthusiasts from all over the world. We’ve had attendees from 48 U.S. states, Canada, several European countries, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.”
The conference includes replica John Deere Dealer fair displays, a large vendor hall of parts and collectables and workshops covering restoration of antique John Deere tractors and implements, collections and more.
The event is planned and produced by antique tractor enthusiasts from the Deer Valley Collectors, Illinois Valley Two-Cylinder Club, North Eastern Illinois Twin-Cylinder Club, Northwest Illinois Deer Collectors Club, and the Classic Green Club. The conference theme: “It’s Fair Time!”
A full conference registration is $40 and provides access to the displays, the 60+ workshops, a welcome reception and early access to the vendor hall, which will have 75+ vendors selling parts, manuals, memorabilia and advertising pieces from John Deere and Deere dealers.
New in 2022 is the addition of the Plow City Tractor Show at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. Admission and shuttle to the fairgrounds will be included for those that register for the full conference.
“The Gathering has always been a reunion and we missed gathering with our friends in 2020, so 2022 will be a long-anticipated reunion for ‘green’ enthusiasts,” said Ken Reese, former co-chair and founding member of the Gathering of the Green Board of Directors. “We are continuing the theme because county fairs were an important place for John Deere to exhibit and market their latest equipment in the 1930-1950’s.”
Visit Quad Cities is again assisting the Gathering of the Green planning board with registration. If unable to register online, contact Visit Quad Cities (800-747-7800) and request a paper registration form be mailed. The paper form is also available to download directly from the Gathering of the Green website to mail with your registration.
For general information about the conference, visit www.gatheringofthegreen.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text the Gathering at 563-845-3296. For conference registration assistance, please contact Visit Quad Cities at 800-747-7800.