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Laying the groundwork for three fantastic field days

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September 12, 2017

(From left) Ex static display chairman Glenn Trewick guides Rochester Secondary College students Ella McPhee, Abbey Blow and Zara Myers through the pegging process.

THE PEGS were out in force in preparation for the 54th Elmore Field Days to be held at the Elmore Events Centre from October 3 to 5.

Around 70 volunteers marked out areas for the event, which is shaping up to be one of the largest ever.

‘‘We have a full line-up of around 700 exhibitors for this year and there’s even a waiting list of businesses who want a spot on the grounds that we simply can’t fit with the amount of exhibitors we have on board,’’ said chairman of static display Scott Nichol.

‘‘We’re very happy with having the whole site filled, it’s definitely shaping up to be bigger than last year with the huge interest we’ve had from the exhibitors and community.

‘‘There were holes in last year’s show, mostly thanks to the weather we had, but with the amount of interest we have seen for this year we should avoid a repeat of that.

‘‘The confidence is very high in the area from the good yield in agriculture this year that we’ve had which I think has helped the high interest for this year’s event.’’

The event traditionally attracts big crowds, and Mr Nichol said that is expected to be amplified this year given the full display they have lined up.

‘‘The community gets fantastic exposure from this event and can see all the latest technologies on display as well as what the future holds for the sector.

‘‘The community groups who help us throughout the event also benefit greatly from it with the rewards they get for assisting us.

‘‘Without these groups and all the volunteers we wouldn’t be able to run the sort of event we are able to now so a huge thanks goes out to them for their hard work each year.

‘‘It gets a lot of money flowing into the district from outside of it, which is a fantastic benefit as well.’’

The event will be a great day out for the whole family, featuring live music provided by singer/songwriter Jemma Beech, and the Agribusiness Pavilion is not to be missed with over 100 exhibitors set to be inside.

Public opening hours will be from 8.30am - 5.00pm over the three days, with giveaways worth over $40,000 being drawn throughout the event.

For more details on the event and the prizes being given away head to www.elmorefielddays.com.au.

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