Of course, the presentations will once again be a central part of FarmCon this year, but there are also some highlights waiting for our visitors outside of the presentations. Today we would like to give you an overview of the surrounding programme we have prepared for you.
Saturday is traditionally the longer day for visitors at FarmCon, and the surrounding programme on this day is correspondingly extensive. Visitors can look forward to the following things on Saturday:
Who hasn't always wanted to ride a tractor or even drive it himself? We will draw 5 main prizes and 20 additional prizes on Saturday among all interested visitors. The 5 main winners are allowed to drive the tractor, while the 20 secondary winners are allowed to join the ride in small groups.
Suckling pig feast
The entrance fee includes lunch on Saturday. A very special treat awaits you for this. There will be fresh suckling pig that is prepared locally. Of course, other dishes (e.g. vegetarian)will also be available.
The HORSCH Shop opens
FarmCon visitors will have the opportunity to visit the HORSCH Shop for a limited time on Saturday. There are some interesting things to discover and purchase for you. Check it out!
GIANTS After Party
Traditionally, a small after party takes place after FarmCon on Saturday. After the presentations, you can chat with the GIANTS developers at the HORSCH FITZentrum in a pleasant atmosphere. With a beer in a relaxed atmosphere we like to talk about everything you are interested in. Later, night owls will surely meet some of our people in hotel bars in Regensburg or Roding. Where exactly we are will be announced at a later date.
World Cup match for 3th
Football fans will not be forgotten, of course. We will offer the opportunity to watch the match for third place in the World Cup live after the final session of FarmCon.
Sunday is the departure day for many of our visitors, but those who decide to stay longer are waiting for the two very special event points.
HORSCH factory tour
The HORSCH factory tours start on Sunday after the last presentation at FarmCon. The first factory tour will be held in English, all other tours are in German. Interested parties can take a look behind the scenes of HORSCH in groups of up to 50 people.
The World Cup Final
Those who stay until evening can watch the final of the World Cup privately with us after FarmCon. Good atmosphere guaranteed!
Feel like joining the fun? Then you can buy the reduced early bird tickets for 10€ here.
We will announce more details about the FarmCon 18 programme in the near future. Keep your eyes open.
FarmCon, the Farming Simulator community event will come back in 2018 and we are following the invitation of our guest speaker Michael Horsch. At FarmCon 18, we will all meet directly at the HORSCH FITZentrum in Schwandorf on 14 and 15 July 2018.
Mark the date in the calendar and get tickets for the reduced early bird rate of €10, which even includes lunch on Saturday.
There are lots of talks, panels and workshops about modding and then there is the LS19, which you can ask us about at FarmCon - and just like FarmCon 16 you will get some exclusive insights.
As a special supporting programme, there will also be a factory tour on site and we have a few other ideas - but more about this later on.
To help you find a room for the night, we've picked out a few hotels in the area and blocked rooms. Call there, enter the password "FarmCon" and you will get access to it.
From all these hotels a free bus transfer to and from FarmCon will be available on Saturday and Sunday. So if you arrive on Friday evening or arrive at the hotel on Saturday morning, you are welcome to use this service. The exact departure time is still to be announced, but will probably be 2 hours before the start of the FarmCon, so that you will arrive on time, but can also have a look around a bit earlier.
The bus from Roding will also stop at the train station in Schwandorf (approximate time will be announced).
Important: When purchasing a FarmCon ticket, please indicate whether you will use the shuttle bus or whether you will come directly to the FITZentrum by car. This is NOT a reservation and the bus driver will not count if everyone is there but it helps us to estimate how many buses and parking spaces are needed.
If you come in a group with friends, you can register a team at Eventbrite. We may use this to allocate you the same time slots during the factory tours.
As this (the only possible date for us) falls on the weekend of the final match of the World Cup, we will make sure that the match for third place on Saturday at 4 p. m. and the final on Sunday at 5 p. m. will be shown live. On Sunday we will adjust the program accordingly so that no one misses something essential, e. g. when we go home at noon to be home in time for the final. But if you want to play it safe, you can stay in the FitZentrum and join some of us, Horsch and friends from the community in a private setting after the actual event!
More details will follow but mark the date in the calendar!