EVENT: Agfest 2016

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Agfest 2014 entrance Agfest is run by a group of volunteers from the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania. Agfest 2014 entrance
Agfest 2014 crowd The event attracts about 60,000 visitors through the gates every year. Agfest 2014 crowd
Agfest 2014 Case IH Quadtrac Agfest provides an opportunity for primary producers in Tasmania to see and touch the latest machinery on the market. Agfest 2014 Case IH Quadtrac
Agfest 2014 chocolates Agfest shines a light on fine local produce and the state's flourishing primary sectors. Agfest 2014 chocolates
Agfest 2014 sheep dog demo Sheep dog trials are held over the three days of Agfest. Agfest 2014 sheep dog demo
Agfest 2014 equine expo A highlight of the event each year is the Equine Expo which features a range of equine related events including demonstrations, speaking programs and more. Agfest 2014 equine expo

Tasmania’s leading rural event Agfest is making a return this year from May 5 to 7 at the Quercus Rural Youth Park in Carrick.

The annual event places a heavy focus on fine local produce and Tasmania’s flourishing wine and dairy industry; with pavilions upon pavilions dedicated to fine foods, dairy produce and sheep.

It is also an ideal platform for primary producers to see and touch the latest machinery on the market or to network with like-minded individuals.

Horse enthusiasts can also look forward to an equine expo on the north-east corner of the field days site which features all things equine including competitions, demonstrations and more.

Visitors also get to travel back to the past with the special heritage display showing a range of machinery from yesteryear.

Another popular feature of the show, the Ag Art Wear competition will see aspiring fashion designers turn farm yard junk into wearable pieces of art.  

Agfest is organised and run by a committee of approximately 50 volunteers from youth group Rural Youth Tasmania.

About 700 exhibitors sign up every year to exhibit their products or services at the show while 60,000 visitors stream through the gates each year over the three days.

WHEN

Thursday May 5 to Saturday May 7.

Opening hours: 8am to 5pm daily

WHERE

Quercus Rural Youth Park, 415 Oaks Rd, Carrick TAS 7291

WHO

Dairy farmers, families.

TICKETS

Adults - $15, children (5 to 15-years-old) - $5, children under 5 – free

Accommodation

To help plan your trip, click here to find accommodation in Carrick.

MORE INFORMATION

Visit Agfest’s website for more information including exhibitor list, programs and contact info. 

View the 2016 field day calendar

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