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Agricultural Shows in Germany

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Where I come from this is the season for Country Folk to don their best Burberry, polish up their favourite cow and head to the Agricultural Show to gawp at farm machinery, buy pots of hand-knitted jam and complain about the harvest.

 

Does this sort of thing exist in Germany, I'd travel a fair distance for a chance to quaff artisanal beer and play whack-a-rat. I like to measure the prize beasts and speculate how many chickens I could keep under my balcony. I long to come home hog-whimpering drunk and laden with sheep's cheese, wooden spoons and handmade brushes of mysterious utility.

 

Any suggestions?

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Well this http://www.britishdays-countryfair.de/850.html looks like a fairly surreal experience - they even have welly-whanging.

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Every four years there is a big agricultural show in Stuttgart. The next one will take place on 27.09-05.10.2014.

 

http://www.lwh-stuttgart.de/2014/index.html

http://www.in.stuttgart.de/index.php?instuttgart=webpart.pages.InStuttgartDynamicPage&navid=5045&coid=5045&cid=1&

 

There is a very interesting agricultural museum in Hohenheim. Das Deutsche Landwirtschaftsmuseum der Universität Hohenheim.

 

www.dlm-hohenheim.de

 

On Sunday, 29.09.2013 the big Volksfest Parade takes place in Bad Cannstatt, Stuttgart. It begins at 11.00 a.m. in the König-Karl-Strasse and then wanders through Bad Cannstatt and ends at the fair ground. There are usually lots of old cars and tractors to see as well as people in traditional costumes and beautifully decorated shire horses pulling carts from local beer companies.

 

www.wasen.de

 

On Sunday, 21.10.2013 the 34th Filderkraut Festival takes place. The Spitzkraut-Classics parade of old cars, Lanz Bullldogs and other old tractors begins at 12 0'clock in the Bahnhofstrasse in Leinfelden.

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They definately have something like agricultural shows in Niederbayern complete with teams of horses competing to pull sledges loaded across a field. We went to one in (i think it was) Bad Kotzting a few years ago.

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