Head to Elmore for a field day

By Country News

There will be fun for the whole family at the 55th Elmore Field Days, with the event making the most of the school holidays.

The annual three-day event starts on October 2, and will bring together the best of agriculture to inspire and inform visitors.

With hundreds of exhibitors, everything from tools, hardware and machinery to cattle crushes and the latest technology will be on show at the Elmore Events Centre.

There will be plenty for kids big and small to enjoy

Jumping castles, balloon animals and the heritage draught horses are sure to captivate their attention, while camel rides will also be on offer for the first time.

Elmore Field Days public relations officer John Giffin said with hundreds of exhibitors and the general interest pavilions, attendees would be spoilt for choice.

‘‘It’s basically a one-stop shop for all your farming needs. If we haven’t got an exhibitor there that has what you’re after, they’ll certainly know what direction to head you in,’’ Mr Giffin said.

‘‘It is really an event for the whole family, there’s plenty of general interest and recreation exhibitors covering everything from fishing and camping.’’

A wide range of machinery will be on show, and in-paddock demonstrations give onlookers a chance to see the machines in action.

‘‘The big machinery is the key attraction for the bigger kids; you don’t have to be a little kid to enjoy hopping into the big machinery,’’ Mr Giffin said.

The famed Ag Art Wear competition will also return for another year, with crowds treated to a masterclass on turning everyday farm materials into intricate and incredible fashion. Parades will show off the wonderful creations twice a day.

■Elmore Field Days will be held from October 2 to 4, from 8.30am to 5.30pm, at the Elmore Events Centre at 48 Rosaia Rd, Elmore.

Tickets are available at the gate, priced at $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 years and over, with children under 12 admitted free.

■For more information, visit: or phone 5432 6176. For updates, follow the Elmore Field Days Facebook account.

■For more information, see the Elmore Field Days 2018 Event Guide with today’s Country News.