YP Field Days not to be missed

YP FIELD DAYS: Treasurer Rosalie Pearce, YP Country Times managing director Michael Ellis, president Bruce Philbey and CEO Peter Anderson.
YP FIELD DAYS: Treasurer Rosalie Pearce, YP Country Times managing director Michael Ellis, president Bruce Philbey and CEO Peter Anderson.

THE Yorke Peninsula Field Days will again bring the latest and greatest in agriculture and much, much more to Paskeville on Tuesday to Thursday, September 24-26.

The biennial event will feature almost 650 exhibitors, an extensive entertainment program featuring celebrity guest speakers, demonstrations and fashion, to name just a few aspects.

Guest speakers will include lifestyle presenter Tonia Todman (Good Morning Australia), celebrity chef Kim McCosker (4 Ingredients), Jane Edmanson (Gardening Australia), author Tricia Stringer plus engaging Yorke Peninsula locals.

"People can expect to see many familiar exhibitors but also new ones, and they will be able to see the latest innovations in terms of agricultural technology and machinery," YP Field Days chief executive officer Peter Anderson said.

"They will also have the opportunity to discuss machinery with suppliers and compare products.

"If you are looking to buy a particular item of machinery, it's a great opportunity to look at different brands, speak with the suppliers, compare the products and make an informed decision."

Mr Anderson said the YP Field Days was a not-for-profit organisation and was about showcasing the region and supporting local community groups.

"It's a real showcase for the region, it brings in millions into the local economy, promotes tourism and sales for our local suppliers," he said.

"It filters out into greater demand for products and services within the community which improves employment opportunities.

"There is a large array of special interest exhibitors providing a range of products and services that would be difficult to find in one place."

General admission to the YP Field Days is $15 per day or $35 for all three days; children under 16 are free.

For more information, visit www.ypfielddays.com.au.

What's on at the YP Field Days?

  • Almost 650 sites to peruse
  • Sheepdog trials
  • Agricultural/history displays
  • Fashion parades
  • Shearing demonstrations
  • Clydesdale trolley rides
  • Award presentations
  • Musical entertainment
  • Vintage machinery/engines