When and Where do I Sign Up?


Purchase your general admission ticket for only $75 on Eventzilla here. Additional educational opportunities:




Who teaches the courses?


Some of the best arborists and experts in the industry! 2020 speakers include:

  • Mark Chisholm
  • Jared Abrojena
  • Ryan Torcicollo
  • Phil Kelley
  • Derrick Martin
  • Jamie Chambrelli
  • Travis Vickerson
  • Tim Bushnell
  • Tim Walsh
  • Hans Tielmann
  • Tony Tresselt
  • North American Training Solutions




Who is exhibiting this year?


It's our pleasure to host booths for many major brands at ArborFest EXPO. Exhibiting brands include KASK, Rock Exotica, SENA, Silky, Petzl, Sterling Rope, Notch Equipment, Samson Ropes, Clogger, Teufelberger, Stihl, Edelrid, Weaver, HAIX, and many more. View the full list of 2020 exhibiting brands here.




How many ISA/CTSP Credits can I earn?


CEUs will be available for each seminar and demo. Individuals can earn up to 12 CEUs.




What is the Climbers Training Course?


The Climbers Training Course is designed for anyone who wants to brush up on the latest arborist techniques. Taught over the course of 2 days by North American Training Solutions (NATS), all participants that finish the course will receive a certificate of course completion. Your entrance into this course includes your entry fee for the Expo. You can sign up for the Climbers Training Course here.




What other things are going on?


A lot will be happening ! To name a few:

  • Full Retail Shopping Area with marked-down Expo pricing
  • Renowned Demo Area — come try on hundreds of jackets, pants, boots, saddles and more!
  • Saturday Night Happy Hour on-site in the Boone building




Is camping available on-site?


No. There is no on-site camping at ArborFest EXPO, but there are off-site camping options. We recommend these campgrounds:




Can I bring alcohol?


NO. Attendees may not bring alcohol onto the premises. We'll take care of you at the Friday and Saturday night parties.




How is this event different from a normal ArborFest?


If you've attended an ArborFest in the past (2016-2018), you would remember the weekend of many faces and personalities of attendees, instructors, and big name brands; the product first-looks and giveaways; new buddies and good meals; the epic seminars; the campsite ... and the rest of the experience is between you and us. ArborFest EXPO is bigger, taller, more interactive, and more diverse than any ArborFest before. Some key differences that ArborFest EXPO offers:

  • On-site café serving tasty Southern meals
  • Camping available offsite




Is nearby lodging available?


Yes! View our list of nearby hotels to book your room at a special rate. All hotels listed are within 3 miles of the event venue.




What are some nearby airports?


We recommend these airports:




Tell me more about the Friday Night Party!


We're excited for you to join us! Where: Blue Ghost Brewing When: 6pm - 11pm You can look forward to:

  • Footlocking contest with cash prize
  • Raffle
  • Food trucks
  • Local craft beer
  • DJ
We will provide each guest with four tickets, good for both food and brew. Be aware that parking is extremely limited. We highly recommend you carpool, take an Uber/Lyft, or walk.




Can I bring kids? / What is your kids policy?


All children are welcome to attend ArborFest EXPO under adult supervision. Children under 10 years old may enter ArborFest EXPO without charge. Children 10 years old and over are required to have a general admission ticket purchased. A goodie bag will be provided with their General Admission ticket. General Admission tickets can be purchased here.





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765 Boylston Hwy
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