Agfest offers best of both worlds with paddock and Online events in 2022

Tasmania’s premier rural event Agfest Field Days is back in the paddock from 24 to 27 August and then Online from 27 August until 2 September

Agfest field days switched from a May event to August in 2022 to ensure patrons and volunteers would be better protected from any disruptions to the event

Patrons will notice one big change for Agfest Field Days 2022, the month it is held.

The event will be held over four days at the 96-hectare (229-acre) Quercus Park site near Carrick TAS from 24 until 27 August 2022, with gates opening from 8am to 4pm each day.

Then moves online to a Cloud based platform from 27 August to 2 September, which provides further exposure of exhibitor’s brand, products and services.

The event is normally held in the first week of May, but the decision was taken very early in the year to change the date to an August event because of Covid-19 restrictions including a cap on patrons.

By switching the event to August 2022, it will have a far less negative impact on the financial viability for exhibitors. The safety and wellbeing of event staff and patrons was also high in consideration.

The new time slot was advised in November 2021, and Agfest committee chairman Caine Evans said at the time, “The decision to postpone the event to August was not taken lightly by the Agfest Committee.

“But we recognise that the safety of our volunteers, staff, exhibitors, sponsors, and patrons is of the upmost importance as is holding a financially successful event for our exhibitors.

“Our volunteers and staff are dedicated and ready to go to ensure Agfest 2022 in August is a great event for all,” Caine added.

Agfest exhibitors get the best of both worlds with a lively paddock crowd mingling around their stand for four days, and following immediately is an Online event where patrons can check back on the goods and services being offered from the event

Since the decision was made to hold the event in August, the Tasmanian Government has lifted the Covid-19 density and crowd capacity restrictions in good time to ensure the August event and Agfest can once operate with full patron capacity for 2022.

Passionate and hardworking Rural Youth volunteers have been proudly organising Agfest in Tasmania for 39 years and this year are celebrating 40 years of Agfest.

Whilst exhibitor number are down on previous years, Agfest 2022 will still offer a broad range of exhibitors and several new features.

Including an exciting and interactive program by the University of Tasmania and an expo of some of the best Tasmania hospitality, food and beverages by the Tasmanian Hospitality Association.

As well as the usual crowd pleasers such as the heritage agricultural machinery, sheep dog trials, livestock and the Agfest boat show.

The four-day paddock event is recognised as one of Australia’s top three agricultural field days, injecting more than $25 million into the local economy each year and attracting in excess of 720 exhibitors and 63,000 patrons.

In 2022, Agfest will return to the paddock for four days from 24 to 27 August, as well as in the cloud from 27 August to 2 September

Agfest field days 2022 in the Paddock runs for four days from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 August 2022. Gates open from 8am to 4pm each of the four days at 415 Oaks Road Carrick TAS.

Agfest then moves to the Cloud on Saturday 27 August to Friday 2 September where patrons can view the exhibitors 24/7 with no time restrictions.

For more general information about Agfest 2022 go to: afgest.com.au or contact organisers on tel: 03 6331 6154, 1300 AGFEST (1300 243 378).

Ticket sales

All Agfest tickets can be purchased online at www.agfest.com.au to enable contact tracing (no gate sales)

Agfest is committed to organising a compliant, safe and successful event. All tickets to Agfest 2022 are available online only from 1 July until sold out. No admission tickets will be sold at the gate.

Adult One Day Pass → $25. Seniors / Age Pension One Day Pass→ $20. Children (5-17 inclusive) One DayPass→ $10. Children under 5 → Free (ticket required). Please ensure tickets are booked for children under 5, even though they are free.