American ginseng has been a major export crop for nearly 250 years and North Carolina Ginseng is a state and national treasure.

North Carolina Natural Products Association invites the public to the International American Ginseng Expo in Western North Carolina.  This is a great opportunity to learn how to promote your ginseng overseas, meet wild forest ginseng experts and to network with state officials, harvesters, buyers, sellers, and dealers.  Limited vending space for sponsors.

Program highlights include presentations on the current status of wild and wild-simulated ginseng, industry rules & regulations, parameters of ginseng quality, ginseng production and poaching issues, marketing, plus opportunity for value-added products.

Expand your knowledge and networking presence in this exciting industry.

Event Details:


  • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 7
  • 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dec. 8


Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center

455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28732


$100 Early Bird registration until midnight Oct. 15

$125 from Oct. 16 until midnight Dec. 5

Registration at the door: $140

Half day registration: $65 until midnight Dec. 5

Half day registration at the door: $75

To Register Online: Visit

To Register by Mail: Please make checks out to NCNPA and mail to

c/o Robert Eidus, 300 Indigo Bunting Lane, Marshall, NC, 28753

For more information on the event, including how to become a sponsor, visit: