Best of Show, Awards of Merit given out at Farwest Show

Aug 24, 2023
Youngblood Nursery booth named Best in Show at Farwest

Farwest Show has awarded the Best in Show booth award to Youngblood Nursery of Salem, Oregon (Booth #18049) for its booth containing tropicals, perennials, shrubs, grasses and more.

“There were truly some amazing displays of creativity this year and there was no shortage of competitive spirit,” said Allan Niemi, show director.

Other winners include:


  • Best 10×10 Booth – Blooming Nursery, Cornelius, Oregon (Booth #19056)
  • Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Youngblood Nursery, Salem, Oregon (Booth #18049)
  • Best Island Booth — Monrovia, Azusa, California (Booth #17037)


  • Best 10×10 Booth – Mossify, Markham, Ontario, Canada (Booth #21050)
  • Best 10×20 or Larger Row Booth – Northwest Nursery Buyers Association, Welches, Oregon (Booth #14008)
  • Best Island Booth — GK Machine, Donald, Oregon (Booth #14019)

The show also recognized exhibitors who put extra creativity into their booths with three Far From Ordinary booth awards. Winning that award this year were:

  • Alpha Nursery, Salem, Oregon (Booth #18019),
  • Bountiful Farms, Woodburn, Oregon (Booth #16037), and
  • Leonard Adams Insurance, Portland, Oregon (Booth #13037)

Photo credit: Vic Panichkul / Oregon Association of Nurseries.

Troy Youngblood (left) and Mackenzie Allaert of Youngblood Nursery, with show chairman Robb Sloan (Noname Nursery, Cornelius, Oregon).