With just 15 weeks to go until Ploughing 2019 in Fenagh, Co Carlow up to 90% of exhibitor space has been allocated for this year’s event.
Europe’s largest outdoor event will be held from 17-19 September. It will see exhibitors, buyers and visitors come from Turkey, the US, the UK, Germany, India, Poland, Belgium, New Zealand, France, Saudi Arabia, Latvia and the Netherlands.
NPA managing director Anna May McHugh said it was particularly pleasing to see over 100 exhibitors booked from the UK given “the current political landscape due to Brexit”.
McHugh said the “unparalleled” number of confirmed exhibitors at this stage of the year highlighted the benefits businesses saw in attending the event. She emphasised that the primary aim for the National Ploughing Association was to improve visitors and exhibitor experience.
Millions of euro worth of agricultural and plant machinery, from a range of agricultural technology and equipment will be on display. This year there will be a new agritech pavilion made up of interactive demonstrations.
The motor arena will also return on a larger scale than last year following positive feedback.
On the ploughing side of the site, over 300 competitors from around the country and Northern Ireland will compete over the three-day championships. A new novice reversible class has been added to attract more young people into the competition.
Elsewhere, there will be livestock displays on management, genetics, nutrition and health.