Rural events & exhibitions return


As COVID restrictions end, many rural events and exhibitions that have been in hibernation for up to three years are re-establishing their annual programs.

Australia is blessed with a very large number of high quality farming shows, most of which specialise in particular industries but also cover a wider range of agricultural pursuits.

Some major events focus on industries such as sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, farm machinery or organic and regenerative farming techniques. Most also offer interesting displays and competitions involving working farm dog trials, demonstrations of how computers can assist farm decision making, new equipment and machinery and more traditional pursuits such as wood-chopping competitions, horsemanship or cooking demonstrations.

If you are a travel agent with a client wishing to investigate any aspect of Australian agriculture, why not talk to us about scheduling the tour to coincide with an appropriate event or exhibition? Attendance at an agricultural event is a great way to see a wide range of agricultural pursuits and to make personal contacts that can last long after the study tour has ended.

One such event is the Henty Machinery Field Days which is a drawcard for the southern Riverina region. With a focus on crops that are important to the local district it is also a must-do on the community social calendar. The event is on 20-22 September 2022; for more details go to their website.

Agricultural events combine exhibits of new equipment with field trials of new crop varieties. This field day near Wagga Wagga focusses on canola and wheat crops that are so important to the local district.