Already in the early hours of the morning it was noticed in the streets of Wels that the big Agraria agricultural fair had started again after a six-year break. There was a great rush and a lot of traffic, thousands of visitors came to the exhibition center on the first day of the four-day fair, which lasts until Saturday.
Even some guests of honor came a little late to the official opening. “But we are glad that the agricultural fair is finally back,” said Fair President Hermann Wimmer at the opening. There’s a bit of a traffic jam there. They managed to get through the difficult years without Corona aid, “but the reserves have now been used up and that’s why it’s good when things finally start again.” Wimmer also thanked the trade fair director Robert Schneider and his team for the good organization. In total, more than 80,000 visitors are expected this year. You could see how big the rush is in the 18 halls today. Farmers, families with children and school classes – they were all on the Agraria and informed themselves.
“An unbelievable number of tractors”
“It’s unbelievable how many tractors there are here,” said Tobias Müller (16), who had traveled all the way from Carinthia with his class. When the politicians toured the fair, many visitors widened their eyes: “That’s the governor,” said one visitor, surprised when she recognized who was standing next to her and the combine harvester.
“We’re back,” said Mayor Andreas Rabl in his opening speech. The goal must now be to secure the trade fair location. Rabl alluded to the planned construction of the new exhibition hall by 2026.
There are 430 exhibitors and 5000 devices on a total of almost 76,000 square meters of exhibition space until November 26th. to see. The day ticket for adults costs 15 euros, admission for children up to 14 years is free. All information: agraria.at