The bamberg district association of the bavarian farmers’ association (bbv) is expecting a record turnout this year for the procession to the district harvest festival. "So far we have 79 registrations, and experience has shown that there are always a few more jumping on the bandwagon", hubert dietz, managing director, takes stock of the event. 74 wagons and groups have been the maximum number of participants so far, this year for the first time the 80 mark was exceeded. Next sunday, 23. September, the record-breaking train will be joined by 13.30 o’clock in stegaurach (neuaurach) set in motion.
Hubert dietz does not have a clear explanation for this large number of participants either. The mood in the agricultural sector has not worsened, but is perhaps even good at the moment. Whether this can be the trigger for new records, the manager does not really want to believe. "We are pleased that from the aurachgrund the participation from the non-agricultural sector is very rough", dietz calls a possibility. For example, in addition to the lisberg winery, the metzner company and the municipal building yard had also announced their participation. "The farmers can make good use of this solidarity."
It is not known which topics will be the main focus of the train. "We let ourselves be surprised", says co-organizer sabine dotzer, who together with gerlinde eichhorn, werner wabmann, gunther litzfelder and hubert dietz has taken matters into their own hands. The official motto is "harvest as a gift and a task".