Agricultural show: the behavior of many drunk visitors despairs the exhibitors

Author: Clark Tos
2023-02-27 15:48:02

The agricultural show started a few days ago and the atmosphere is heavy: the exhibitors deplore the presence of many drunk people, to whom they cannot present their products.

The 2023 edition of agricultural show began this Saturday February 25 in Paris and will end on March 5. The opportunity for visitors to meet competition animals and get to know charcuterie and wine producers.

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This event attracts many visitors each year and a large crowd was observed during the opening this weekend.

Overly drunk visitors

However, exhibitors are much less enthusiastic than in previous years. The reason ? They deplore the presence of visitors 'too alcoholic “, which are more and more numerous. A behavior that merchants regret because they struggle to make themselves understood and to present their products to visitors, who are too drunk.

“It’s a bit complicated, I find that it becomes a drinking binge. It bothers me because we are on very high-end wines, and we have a lot of trouble presenting them to people who come just to get drunk” , said Bruno Merlin, from the Henri Maire house in the Jura.

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According to several traders, the fair opened at 9 a.m. this Saturday morning and half an hour later, many visitors were already taking the opportunity to drink some become red. At the end of the day, it was not uncommon to come across staggering people, bottles in hand, as mentioned by France 3.

By 4 p.m., all the families had left and only the young people were left to drink. Corpses of empty bottles lay in the aisles of the living room, whose carpet was stained with alcohol. An atmosphere that surprised both traders and organizers of the show.

“You have to respect the people who make their products, nothing in life is free , said Richard Guérin, producer of Burgundy wines. These people must understand that it is important to listen and not to drink for the sake of drinking. »

Source : France 3