Event: Agfest 2017

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Agfest 2016 Agfest 2016

Organised by Rural Youth Tasmania, Agfest is billed as Tasmania’s premier agricultural field days

The event is held in Carrick, about 25km southwest of Launceston in the north of Tasmania, and attracts in the region of 700 exhibitors and 60,000 visitors.

"Agfest is run by a volunteer committee of 30 Rural Youth members and ex-members with an average age of 24 years," the organisers say. "The sole motivation for these young people is the desire to make a significant contribution to agriculture by staging the best possible event."

Agfest 2017 events are yet to be announced, but 2016 saw events such as: bullock display; the Chainsaw Carver; Timbersports Australia; working sheep dog trials; animal nursery; Ag Artwear competition; Australian weaving heritage display; Kids Agricultural Awareness Program and 4X4 action on the Peter Brock Memorial 4WD Track.

A highlight of Agfest 2016 was the return of the Equine Expo, featuring a full program of demonstrations including miniature ponies, dressage, cross country, show jumping, a liberty performance, children’s activities and pony rides.

But as with all field days, the primary focus is for ag businesses to connect with customers, and Agfest does this well — from market research the estimated overall spend at Agfest 2015 was over $26 million.



Thursday 4 to Saturday 6 May 2017




Quercus Rural Youth Park, Carrick, TAS


Those in the agriculture and related industries plus the general public



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