Following the success of the The National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly last year, the event will be hosted once more at the same location from September 19th to 21st 2017. 600 acres have been made available for the 3 day event. Last years ploughing championships event was an enormous success with 1,700 exhibitors taking part and over 280,000 visitors attending over the 3 days.
Although the "Ploughing Match" competition is the main event where expert international ploughmen pit their skills against one another, it is also a massive trade show, and the largest outdoor event of it's kind in Europe. Exhibitions vary from livestock and machinery to trade stalls, craft stalls, vintage and classic motors, fashion shows, interior design and art exhibitions.
By hosting the 2017 National Ploughing Championships event, Screggan in County Offaly is once again set to receive a €40 million boost.