Agricultural and Rural Field Days Calendar 2018

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Look up details on all agricultural and rural field days and trade fairs held in Australia and across the globe in 2018 right here.

The Henty Machinery Field Days gates 2017
Henty Machinery Field Days 2017

Agricultural trade fairs and field days are held right across the world displaying the latest technology and most ground-breaking products the industry has to offer. 

In Australia, there is at least one big farm show held in each state every year, as well as smaller shows scattered across the country, so there is bound to be one near you.

Those feeling adventurous and wish to be one step ahead of their peers should visit world-leading trade fairs held overseas where brand new machines make their world debut.

Find out where to go and when by browsing the comprehensive list below of agricultural and rural events being held in Australia and the world in 2018.

Don't forget to check back often as the list will be updated with the latest information as it comes through.

 

REGION

New South Wales

Queensland

Victoria

South Australia

Western Australia

Tasmania

Australian Capital Territory

Overseas

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

 

SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW 2018 - SYDNEY

First held in 1823, the Show is Australia's largest annual ticketed event, attracting over 850,000 attendees on average. Revenue generated by it allows the RAS to invest in agricultural programs, competitions, education, youth and rural NSW.

When: Friday 23 March to Tuesday 3 April 2018
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DIESEL, DIRT & TURF EXPO 2018 - SYDNEY

Held annually in Penrith; Diesel, Dirt & Turf Expo is a family-friendly event designed to boost the Western Sydney construction boom - showcasing the the biggest range of earthmoving machinery dealers, earthmoving attachments, trucks, bikes, utilities, mowing equipment and much much more.

When: Friday 13 to Sunday 15 April 2018
Location & ticket information:
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TOCAL FIELD DAYS - TOCAL

Highly regarded for its educational aspect, Tocal combines a genuine rural experience with commerce, entertainment, fashion, regional food and wine, and craft. Served with the renowned Tocal country hospitality.

When: Friday 4 to Sunday 6 May 2018
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RIVERINA FIELD DAYS - GRIFFITH

Riverina Field days is held at the Griffith Showgrounds each May, Riverina Field days attracts close to 15,000 people each year and showcases the best agricultural machinery and products from the region.

When: Friday 11 to Saturday 12 May 2018
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PRIMEX FIELD DAYS - CASINO

Primex has evolved from a localized event with around 40 companies and a few thousand visitors, to one of the country’s leading primary industries expos. It now boasts in excess of 300 exhibitors, 1000 different companies and more than 25,000 visitors across its three days.

When: Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 June 2018
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MUDGEE SMALL FARM FIELD DAYS - MUDGEE

The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days has been running for 40 years and attracts approximately 20,000 people per year.

2018 represents the 41st Mudgee Small Farm Field Days, making it very much part of the central-west NSW fabric.

When: Friday 13 to Saturday 14 July 2018
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AGQUIP FIELD DAYS 2018 - GUNNEDAH

Arguably one of the biggest field days on the Australian calendar, Agquip has been supporting the agriculture world from its permanent, purpose-built site just outside of Gunnedah, NSW since 1973.

Attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year and showcasing over 3,000 products, AgQuip is certainly not one to miss.

When: Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23 August 2018
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BERRY SMALL FARM FIELD DAYS 2018 - BERRY

Held at one of the most attractive showgrounds in NSW, the Berry Small Farm Field Days is one of the cutest field days on the Australian calendar.

With equipment and machinery displays, demonstrations and farm animals galore, the Berry Small Farm Field Days is an event for everyone!

When: Friday 7 to Saturday 8 September 2018
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HENTY MACHINERY FIELD DAYS 2018 - HENTY

Located in the heart of southern NSW, Henty attracts the best of the best when it comes to farm machinery, agribusiness and rural living.

More than 60,000 people flock to Henty Machinery Field Days each year and for good reason - book this one in your calendar. 

When: Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 September 2018
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MURRUMBATEMAN FIELD DAYS - MURRUMBATEMAN

The Murrumbateman Field Days is one of the region’s premier events and the flagship annual event for the Yass Valley - Murrumbateman is around 30 minutes from Canberra.

When: Saturday 20 to Sunday 21 October 2018
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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL FIELD DAYS 2018 - ORANGE

The Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is the oldest annual agricultural exhibition in the country.

Established in 1952, the ANFD offer visitors a unique insight into the future of agriculture with the commitment to Advancing Australian Agriculture.

More than 600 exhibitors travel to the Borenore site (15kms west of Orange, NSW) from all over Australia and internationally to display their products and services during the three-day event.

When: Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 October 2018
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QUEENSLAND

 

FARM FANTASTIC EXPO - CABOOLTURE

Everything from farm machinery, stock handling equipment, animal health to off-road vehicles, sheds, tools, Farm Fantastic is the big city event, with a strong rural focus.

When: Friday 2 to Sunday 4 March 2018
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AGROTREND 2018 - BUNDABERG

Agrotrend is a great way for local businesses to promote products and services to a dedicated agricultural and horticultural audience from the Wide Bay Burnett and Bundaberg regions. This event has grown to include a lifestyle component such as caravans, camper trailers, camping, craft stalls and entertainment for the whole family.

When: Friday 27 to Saturday 28 April 2018
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NORTH QUEENSLAND FIELD DAYS - STUART

The North Queensland Field Days has been drawing thousands through the gates of the Stuart Correctional Farm Reserve in Townsville For over 50 years.

When: Wednesday 9 to Thursday 10 May 2018
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CRT FARMFEST - TOOWOOMBA

CRT Farmfest is QLD's premier field days, showcasing more than 2,000 companies and attracting over 60,000 visitors across the country.

With a cheap $5 dollar entry for adults and free entry for kids under 12, Farmfest is an event for everyone!

When: Tuesday 5 to Thursday 17 June 2018
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AG-GROW FIELD DAYS - EMERALD

Ag-Grow dates back to 1989, servicing central Queensland with some of the best the agriculutre and mining sectors.

Attracting over 1500 companies and crowds in excess of 28,000 visitors Ag-Grow is more than a field day – it is a complete marketing package.

WhenThursday 28 to Saturday 30 June 2018

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ROYAL QUEENSLAND SHOW 2018 - BRISBANE

Queensland's largest annual event and for good reason, the Ekka showcases the best of the sunshine state.

Held over ten days and bringing visitors from across the nation, the Ekka has been connecting the country and city together since 1876.

When: Friday 10 to Sunday 19 August 2018
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WORLD OF DRONES CONGRESS - BRISBANE

When: Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 August 2018
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane QLD
Times: TBA
Tickets: Early Bird full registration $1,045; Standard registration $1,245
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GFIA AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION - BRISBANE

When: Tuesday 27 to Wednesday 28 November 2018
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane QLD
Times: 9am - 4pm daily
Tickets: Free
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VICTORIA

 

SUNGOLD FIELD DAYS 2018 - WARRNAMBOOL

One of Victoria's premier agricultural events and running for over 37 years, Sungold Field Days showcases a vast range of agricultural machinery, dairy innovations and entertainment for families.

When: Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 February 2018
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SEYMOUR ALTERNATIVE FARMING EXPO 2018 - SEYMOUR

The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo specialises in the latest technology, innovation and trends in small holdings farming, rural lifestle products & services and animal husbandry. Over 500 exhibitors are on display each year, attracting thousands of visitors from across the country.

When: Friday 16 to Sunday 18 February 2018
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WIMMERA MACHINERY FIELD DAYS 2018 - LONGERENONG

Wimmera Machinery Field Days in hosted at the purpose-built Wimmera Events Centre at Longerenong near Horsham in Western Victoria and has grown into one of Australia's largest agricultural & agribusiness trade shows.

When: Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 March 2018
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FARM WORLD 2018 - WARRAGUL

Farm World is widely regarded as one of Victoria’s premier regional agricultural events, attracting more than 55,000 visitors and over 800 exhibitors over four days. The event offers a strong focus on the latest technology, equipment and information and provides an ideal opportunity to get up close and chat with the experts.

When: Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 April 2018
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EAST GIPPSLAND FIELD DAYS 2018 - BAIRNSDALE

An iconic event on the East Gippsland calendar, this Bairnsdale-based field day has proudly been run by the Lindenow Lions Club since its inception in 1986. With over 350 exhibitor spaces and numerous quality promotions at the Field Days, East Gippsland is definitely not one to miss.

When: Friday 27 and Saturday 28 April 2018
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MILDURA FIELD DAYS - MILDURA

Mildua Field Days are two full days of the best that the region has to offer as well as the latest in agricultural machinery and innovation.

Agriculturally focused exhibitors are joined by new exhibitors forming a wide range of appeal including local food & wine, health & beauty and more. Kids activities including the Children's Field Walk, jumping castle, a large play area & face painting ensure this is one for the whole family to enjoy.

When: Friday 18 to Saturday 19 May 2018
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AUSTRALIAN SHEEP & WOOL SHOW 2018 - BENDIGO

The Australian Sheep and Wool show is your one stop shop for all things sheep.

More than 2,700 sheep and 30,000 people assemble in Bendigo for three days in July for largest show of its type in the world.

When: Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July 2018
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MALLEE MACHINERY FIELD DAYS 2018 - SPEED

One of the Mallee regions biggest events, the Mallee Machiney Field Days showcases the best broadacre machinery on the market.

The Mallee Machinery Field day is agreat fundraiser for the Speed Lions Club and many other local organisations.

When: Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 August 2018
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SHEEPVENTION 2018 - HAMILTON

Sheepvention sees more than 25,000 visitors each year making it one of Western Victoria's most success agricultural field days.

Held on the first Monday and Tuesday of August, Sheepvention displays up to 1000 sheep as well as some of the finest food, entertainment and competitions on offer.

When: Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 August 2018
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SOUTH GIPPSLAND DAIRY EXPO 2018 - KORUMBURRA

The South Gippsland Dairy Expo provides an opportunity for members of the dairying fraternity to be able to showcase the latest in dairy innovation and technology to local farmers.

This event that is organised and run by volunteers, each year enthusiastic parents and volunteers from the Poowong Kindergarten organise the catering for all attendees.

When: Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th September 2018
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ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW 2018 - MELBOURNE

The Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest showcase of agriculture and is conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).

Visitors to the Royal Melbourne Show will be entertained all day with a huge range of all-inclusive, interactive and fun activities and attractions.

When: Saturday 22 September to Tuesday 2 October 2018
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ELMORE FIELD DAYS 2018 - ELMORE

From humble beginnings in 1964, Elmore Field Days has gained recognition as one of Australia’s premier agricultural Field Days.

Elmore Field Days is focused on providing an unbiased service to agriculture and community with flow on economic benefit to regional areas.

When: Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 October 2018
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WANDIN SILVAN FIELD DAYS 2018 - WANDIN EAST

Wandin Silvan Field Days' focus is showcasing horticultural and agricultural producers and their products and services. This enables visitors direct contact with the local growers and producers of this region.

When: Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October 2018
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ROYAL GEELONG SHOW 2018 - GEELONG

Founded in 1855, the Royal Geelong Agricultural & Pastoral Society Inc. is a non for profit organisation supported by a volunteer community base of 63 Councillors and over 100 Co-opted members.

When: Thursday 18 October to Tuesday 21 Sunday 2018
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

 

SOUTH EAST FIELD DAYS 2018 - LUCINDALE

The first South East Field Days barely covered the footy oval, with the committee needing to beg machinery companies to attend, it now covers in excess of 20 hectares with approximately 600 exhibitors.

When: Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018
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KAROONDA FARM FAIR - MURRAY BRIDGE EAST

The Karoonda Farm Fair is an annual 2-day event showcasing local, state and interstate farming and general interest products, services and events. With over 300 exhibitors each year, and crowds of around 7 – 10,000 over the two days, Karoonda Farm Fair caters for everyone.

When: Friday 6 to Saturday 7 April 2018
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KAPUNDA FARM FAIR - KAPUNDA

When: Friday 13 to Saturday 14 April 2018
Where: Kapunda, SA
Times: 9am to 5pm daily
Tickets: TBA
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ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW - WAYVILLE

When: Friday 31 August to Sunday 9 September 2018
Where: Wayville, SA
Times: TBA
Tickets: TBA
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RIVERLAND FIELD DAYS - BARMERA

Held over a two day period, the Riverland Field Days are a staple to the region.

With over 350 exhibitors and approximately 30 caterers, there is something for the whole family. The field days include the latest in agricultural machinery, equipment and services, demonstrations, information sessions, activities, entertainment, tastings, trade exhibits and much more.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

 

GRDC GRAINS RESEARCH UPDATE - PERTH

A two day program showcasing the latest research, technology, market development and management innovations to improve the productivity and profitability of the WA grains industry.

When: Monday 26 to Tuesday 27th February 2018
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WAGIN WOOLORAMA 2018

Wagin Wooloram is a two day event, in which the local community comes together to showcase the diversity of agricultural life in WA and how 'ordinary things can be done extraordinarily well'.

When: Friday 9 to Saturday 10 March 2018
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MINGENEW LIONS MIDWEST EXPO - MINGENEW

Inaugurated in 1983, this expo was initiated by Mingenew Lions Club member Bob Paskins with the vision of providing a venue for businesses to exhibit to the Midwest regional and remote communities.

When: Wednesday 15 to Thursday 16 August 2018
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DOWERIN FIELD DAYS - DOWERIN

Dowerin Field Day is the largest field day in Western Australia.

Its committee has built a strong reputation over its 53 year history, hence why it sees more than 25,000 visitors each year.

When: Wednesday 29 to Thursday 30 August 2018
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NEWDEGATE MACHINERY FIELD DAYS - NEWDEGATE

On the first Wednesday and Thursday of September each year, the town of Newdegate hosts one of Western Australia's premier agricultural events, the Newdegate Machinery Field Days.

Machinery, technology and research, animals and livestock, outdoor and camping exhibits, art and photography, fashion, show bags, food and wine, local produce, live entertainment, and much, much more make this two day event one not to missed, promoting and celebrating agriculture.

When: Wednesday 5 to Thursday 6 September 2018
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TASMANIA

 

AGFEST 2018 - CARRICK

Agfest is a multi-award winning event and offers an excellent opportunity for your business to showcase its products to thousands of people.

Operating for 35 years, Agfest is a Tasmanian success story that injects millions of dollars into the local economy annually. Agfest today is recognised throughout Australia and is recognised in the top 3 field day events.

When: Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 May 2018
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ROYAL LAUNCESTON SHOW - INVERESK

Since 1873, the Royal National Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Tasmania Limited (RNAPS) has held an agricultural show in Launceston.

Since 1984, that event has been called The Royal Launceston Show, following the granting of a Royal decree. The Royal Launceston Show starts Thursday before the second Saturday in October.

When: Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 October 2018
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FLINDERS ISLAND SHOW - WHITEMARK

The Flinders Island Show is a traditional agricultural and pastoral show, reflecting the Island’s traditional rural heritage.

The show includes sheep, cattle and wool displays competing for best of show awards and visitors can watch the sporting events, including equestrian and wood chopping competitions.

When: Friday 19 October 2018
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ROYAL HOBART SHOW - GLENORCHY

When: Thursday 25 October 2018
Where: Glenorchy, TAS
Times: TBA
Tickets: TBA
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AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

 

ABARES OUTLOOK 2018 - CANBERRA

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the research arm of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Their mission is to provide professionally independent and world-class multi-disciplinary research, analysis and advice to inform public and private sector decision-makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.

When: Tuesday 6 to Wednesday 7 March 2018
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OVERSEAS

 

FIERAGRICOLA - VERONA, ITALY

When: Wedneday 31 January to Saturday 3 February 2018
Where: Verona, Italy
Times: 9am to 6pm daily
Tickets: Adults €20 (approx. AUD 31); Adult day pass €33 (approx. AUD 51)
More information: Click here

 

WORLD AG EXPO 2018 - CALIFORNIA, USA

One of the best international agriculture events, the World Ag Expo is a celebration of all things ag.

Make sure you check out the newest conversations, inventions and innovations in the world of ag so that the dealer, the producer and the consumer can all come out on top.

When: Tuesday 13 to Thursday 15 February 2018
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FIMA INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY FAIR - ZARAGOZA, SPAIN

When: Tuesday 20 February to Saturday 24 February 2018
Where: Zaragoza, Spain
Times: 10am-7pm Tue-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat
Tickets: TBA
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PARIS INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW - PARIS, FRANCE

For the last half a century, the Paris International Agricultural Show has been the annual meeting place for all the key players of the agricultural world.

When: Saturday 24 February to Sunday 4 March 2018
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AGRITECHNICA ASIA - BANGKOK, THAILAND

Agritechnica Asia the world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment.

This will be the second edition of Agritechnica Asia and will be held from 22-24 August 2018 at BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand, in conjunction with Horti Asia.

When: Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 August 2018
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EIMA INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL AND GARDENING MACHINERY EXHIBITION - BOLOGNA, ITALY

When: Wednesday 7 to Sunday 11 November 2018
Where: Bologna, Italy
Times: 9am to 6.30pm daily
Tickets: €15 (approx. AUD $23)
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EUROTIER - HANOVER, GERMANY

When: Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 November 2018
Where: Hanover Showgrounds, Germany
Times: 9am to 6pm daily
Tickets: €27 (approx. AUD 42), students/pensioners -€14 (approx. AUD 22)
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