The Australian National Field Days begin in Borenore on Thursday and organisers have put together an incredible program which has something for everyone.
As well as state-of-the-art farming technology, there’s plenty of family entertainment with a jumping castle, cliff hanger slide, stilt walkers and Cowra musician Josh Maynard performing.
The Premi Babes Association will provide free activities at the parenting centre and the stunt riders from Flair Action Sports are sure to impress.
“In the past we have kept our family entertainment very rural, but this year we have decided to live it up a bit,” Flair’s Many Emms said.
“I’ve seen the Flair show and they definitely keep everyone on the edge of their seats.”
The Flair riders will perform three 20-minute shows each day. If you’re not into stunt motorbikes, the Australian Travelling Fishing Show might be more your scene.
Using a 21-metre water tank, the show covers fishing techniques including lure fishing, knife sharpening, boat safety, off-road safety and more.
SafeWork NSW will be at the field days to focus on farm safety for quad bikes, the $2 million dollar safety rebate package and alternatives to quad bikes.
“Selecting the most suitable vehicle for the task is crucial when it comes to working safely with quad bikes on farms,” SafeWork director Tony Williams said.
Isuzu Engines will bring their roadshow to the field days, showcasing their off-road range including two, three, four and six cylinder motors as well as ideal use for the engines.
The Orange Spinners and Handcraft Group will be demonstrating alpaca spinning.
Meanwhile, the Country Women’s Association has broken out the cookbooks for the field days.
“We study a primary product each year, this year it is blueberries,” publicity officer Ros Bensch said.
Members will be running cooking demonstrations twice a day and fashion parades in the style pavilion at 11.45am and 1.45pm each day.
“We are hoping the aromatic flavours wafting through the style pavilion will encourage people to stay for the cooking demonstrations and sample the food,” Mrs Bensch said.
While the recipes, from muffins to slice and even lamb will include blueberries, the classic scone count will also return. Those famous scones will be made fresh on site.
“Help us break our inaugural record by purchasing your morning and afternoon tea at our stand,” Mrs Bensch said.
“A percentage of the funds raised from the sale of scones, tea and coffee will go to the apprentice grant, which is awarded in December.”