(April 23) BOSTON — The New England Produce Council is preparing to play host to more than 1,200 produce industry members at its seventh-annual trade show April 25 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

This year’s theme, “Hollywood Days, Hollywood Nights,” should inspire some creative booth decorations, said Laura Sullivan, executive director of the council. Some exhibitors are planning to dress up as if they are attending the Academy Awards ceremony, while others are planning to use booth decor inspired by their favorite movies, she said.

Included in the estimated attendance are more than 450 attendees who were signed up as of April 5 to display products at about 210 booths. Last year, there were 220 booths.

The show opens with a breakfast at 9 a.m., during which New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison is scheduled to give a keynote speech. Harrison is expected to speak about his life experiences, teamwork and why Bill Belichick’s coaching style works for the Patriots.

The exhibit floor will open an hour earlier this year, at 10 a.m., and close at 5 p.m.

Olivia’s Organics, a subsidiary of State Garden Co. Inc., Boston, will sponsor Harrison’s appearance as this year’s sports celebrity during the floor show exhibition. He will be available to sign autographs at the Olivia’s booth for about two hours, Sullivan said.

Steven Shipley, director of culinary relations for Johnson & Wales University, Providence, R.I., is scheduled to demonstrate recipes using fresh produce. Giorgio Foods Inc., Temple, Pa., will sponsor the demonstrations, Sullivan said.

Other companies plan to have their own cooking demonstrations at their booths, she said.

A pre-event party is planned for April 24 as a thank-you for all exhibitors and retail guests, Sullivan said. The invitation-only party is to be sponsored by Wenatchee, Wash.-based Oneonta Trading Corp.’s Starr Ranch Growers and 4-M Fruit Distributors Inc., Everett, Sullivan said.