The Madonnino fair, in the heart of Tuscan agriculture
According to tradition, the Madonnino Fair returns to Grosseto during the Italian Liberation Day holiday. For 38 years now, this trade fair with a strong agricultural connotation has allowed professional and amateur operators to discover the latest innovations of the various sectors on display. Important focus on animal husbandry with dedicated equipment and expositions
About 12,300 farms and 188,500 hectares of UUA (the largest of the 10 Tuscan provinces) are the basic data characterizing the primary sector of Grosseto, a city that for 38 years now has been hosting the Madonnino Fair, an important trade fair in central Italy that over the years has maintained the original strong agricultural connotation.
The 2016 edition of the festival will be held at GrossetoFiere, in Braccagni from April 22 to 25 and will host 300 companies coming from all over the Italian peninsula, covering a wide range of products and services for agriculture, plant nurseries, gardening, food processing and construction industry.
In terms of agricultural mechanization – one of the most represented sectors, occupying the 80% of the whole exhibition space – will be hosted the most important dealers of the area with major brands of tractors, equipment and components, increasingly present in Grosseto with their parent companies. 13.6% of the Tuscan farms is dedicated to livestock breeding with 9,900 production units. 22% is based in Grosseto, where are concentrated 40% of sheeps and 20% of cows of the entire region.
The Madonnino Fair also devotes a wide area to these activities with specialized items and dedicated services and a space furnished for exhibitions and conferences such as the Regional Exhibition of the Appennine cattle, the Regional Amiata sheep Exhibition and an Exhibition Market for sheep and goat raising. All courtyard animals have become an essential element of the farms (both the ones devoted to breeding and those with educational/recreational purposes) and will be the focus of an educational farm, rebuilt in the outside space of Grosseto Fiere.
Many other products will complete the offer of the Tuscan trade fair – such as artisan products, clothing, leather goods and indoor/outdoor furniture – confirming, year after year, the exhibition as an eagerly awaited appointment by the many visitors who, during the holidays of the Liberation Day, crowd into the exhibition spaces.
by Patrizia Menicucci