The countdown is underway for this year’s National Ploughing Championships which take place from September 22 to 24 in Ratheniska.
For the first time ever, due to unprecedented demand there has been an extensive waiting list for exhibitor stands, since May.
NPA Managing Director, Anna May McHugh said “we are delighted that so many exhibitors have booked again to come to ploughing because that is a real seal of approval for the event.
“There will be an array of new exhibitors as well as hundreds of outstanding veteran companies showcasing their products and services in dynamic ways.
“With top quality machinery demonstrations, , a food fayre, national baking competitions, a unique garden project with gardener Diarmuid Gavin, fashion shows, international business opportunities, a revamped inno-vation arena and an extended local enterprise Village with over 75 exhibitors.”
An extended trade arena will see the return of the popular tented trade village with demand necessitating the biggest arcade ever, with up to 120 exhibitors displaying in the one arena.
There wull be hundreds more located in additional specialist pavilions located across the site.
In the competitive ploughing stakes a particularly strong programme has attracted entries from all around the country and Northern Ireland.
Hundreds of acres will be ploughed over the three days with over 350 entrants from all around the country competing.