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Young Farmers flock to Blackpool for booze-fuelled ‘unofficial AGM’ three years after town ban

Swine and dine! Hundreds of Young Farmers flock to Blackpool for booze-fuelled night of piggy-back rides and fast food following ‘unofficial AGM’… three years after being banned from town due to chaos

  •  Event organised by the Young Farmers Community to ‘provide an unrivalled social occasion to let off steam’ 
  •  The National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs scrubbed event over criticism for ‘appalling behaviour’
  •  Young men seen donning pink cowboy hats, carrying women and enjoying themselves en masse in Blackpool

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Hundreds of young farmers enjoyed a boozy night out and revelled with hen parties in Blackpool last night, as part of an unofficial convention that has drawn criticism for ‘appalling’ behaviour in recent years. 

The so-called ‘DIY AGM’ was organised by the Young Farmers Community to ‘provide an unrivalled social occasion for young farmers to let off steam’, according to the organisation’s website.

Young men were seen donning pink cowboy hats, carrying women on their backs and enjoying themselves en masse in the streets of Blackpool, as they waited to enter nightclubs and bars.

Hundreds of young farmers enjoyed a boozy night out in the streets of Blackpool as part of an organised annual ‘DIY AGM’

Young Farmers Community, which organised the event, said it was to 'provide an unrivalled social occasion to let off steam'

Young Farmers Community, which organised the event, said it was to ‘provide an unrivalled social occasion to let off steam’

A group of revellers wearing polo tops sporting farm company logos were seen out in Blackpool on Saturday night

A group of revellers wearing polo tops sporting farm company logos were seen out in Blackpool on Saturday night 

Young men were seen carrying women through the streets on their backs as nightclubs and bars enjoyed a busy night

Young men were seen carrying women through the streets on their backs as nightclubs and bars enjoyed a busy night

These partygoers were just a handful among the hundreds that descended on the seaside resort for the annual event

These partygoers were just a handful among the hundreds that descended on the seaside resort for the annual event

One man was seen carrying two females on his back through the streets as bars and nightclubs welcomed them in

One man was seen carrying two females on his back through the streets as bars and nightclubs welcomed them in 

For others however events turned less friendly, with some young men seen being attended to by emergency services after sustaining injuries during the alcohol-fuelled night out. 

Once held as part of the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, the event was scrubbed from the official calendar after attendees in recent years were slammed for their public behaviour. 

After a night of partying, one reveller takes a break by sitting on the pavement amidst the crowds still gathering on the streets

After a night of partying, one reveller takes a break by sitting on the pavement amidst the crowds still gathering on the streets

Once organised by the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, the event was scrubbed from the official calendar in 2018

Once organised by the National Federation of Young Farmers Clubs, the event was scrubbed from the official calendar in 2018

One reveller attempts to jump over a bollard as the partying spilled out into the streets from the bars and nightclubs

One reveller attempts to jump over a bollard as the partying spilled out into the streets from the bars and nightclubs

The event was held despite criticism over the behaviour of young farmers at an organised event in Blackpool three years ago

The event was held despite criticism over the behaviour of young farmers at an organised event in Blackpool three years ago

In 2019, young revellers were snapped stumbling through the streets, scoffing pizza on shop counters, flashing offensive T-shirt slogans and getting carried across roads.

In a night of overindulgence, young woman were seen slouched against store-fronts and being carried away by emergency services as men donned clothes reading, ‘If we hook up quicker, I’ll c** quicker than Brexit’ and ‘Please me, Tease me, Don’t disease me’. 

Young men cheered as they made their way along the main thoroughfare and enjoyed a night out in Blackpool's town centre

Young men cheered as they made their way along the main thoroughfare and enjoyed a night out in Blackpool’s town centre

According to a statement on the Young Farmers Community website, the organisation was created in 2018 ‘following the tragic end to the annual convention which for years was tremendously organised by the National Federation of young Farmers.

‘The aim of the Young Farmers Community is to uphold the reputation of young farmers, raise money for charities and provide an unrivalled social occasion for young farmers to let off steam, for years to come.’

It added that 3,500 young farmers attended the DIY AGM in 2019, raising more than £7,500 for charity.

Police officers attend to one reveller who appeared to have been injured during the events of Saturday night in Blackpool

Police officers attend to one reveller who appeared to have been injured during the events of Saturday night in Blackpool

The man, who appeared to be injured and lying in the street, was carried off on a stretcher by police officers and firemen

The man, who appeared to be injured and lying in the street, was carried off on a stretcher by police officers and firemen 

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