Murrumbateman Field Days ready for a bumper year

This aerial view of Murrumbateman Field Days shows how the Field days has expanded to maintain the title as the main regional lifestyle event in the ACT

Exhibitor applications are on track for the Murrumbateman Field Days with bookings almost complete.

For its 39th year, exhibitors will be parading live animals including sheep, cattle and alpacas, and will be offering feeding accessories, water tanks, tools, farm fencing, farming services including sustainable and environmental agriculture. There will also be nurseries specialising in revegetation and farm onstruction among others.

Murrumbateman Field Days’ reflect the continuing growth of hobby farms in the surrounding region and satisfies the need to showcase the latest in small farm machinery and supplies to this growing audience.

The Yass Valley has a proud heritage connection to early rural Australia, from fine wool to flour mills and a burgeoning wine industry in the 1800s.

The area now boasts a growing food and a modern and well-known cool climate wine scene.

This reflects in Murrumbateman Field Days’ exhibitors and with the growing number of visitors, particularly from the Canberra region.

Manager Bill Chapman says that although Murrumbateman is close to Canberra the country focus is not being lost.

“The main goal of the Field Days is to provide equipment and services to the region’s farming community. Last year, there were around 22,000 people in attendance over the two days and this figure is set to increase.”

While exhibitors continue to book online, visitors’ online ticket bookings are available on the website – for information go to www.mfdays.com or call on tel:  02 6227 5895.

Watch the crowd roll in for the Murrumbateman Field Days held from Saturday 21 October from 8am to 5pm to Sunday 22 October from 8am to 4pm at the Murrumbateman Recreation Ground.

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