National Ploughing Championship push continues to gather momentum!
Europe’s largest outdoor event, The National Ploughing Championships, returns to Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly on September 19th, 20th & 21st.
Vesgro Plant & Equipment continues to put in place its plans and ambitions for what is shaping up to be another cracking few days. Here are some facts and figures on the NPC and the sheer scale of things.
The total attendance figures for the 2016 Championship came to a record breaking 283,000. That marks the most successful National Ploughing Championships in history.
Visitors to the Championships spent just under €36.5 million during the three days of the event.
80% of attendees at the event were not local. Gender profile is 37% female, 63% male. Machinery is the main attraction in the Trade Exhibition. Personal shopping accounted for over €7 million.
Trade purchases were in excess of €9.6 million. Food expenditure accounted for €9.5 million.
The breakdown of the socio-economic groupings attending are as follows:
- Annually: 58%
- First time: 18%
- Every few years: 13%
- Every second year: 8%
- Other: 3%
- 16-19 yrs: 6%
- 20-30 yrs: 21%
- 31-40 yrs: 22%
- 41-50 yrs: 24%
- 51-60 yrs: 17%
- 60+ yrs: 10%