CWA to give a taste of country hospitality at Australian National Field Days

COUNTRY HOSPITALITY: CWA Central West members Bev Worral, Jan Young, Margaret Brown, Joy Press Helena Donaldson and Helen Southwell. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY 1010amcwa11811
COUNTRY HOSPITALITY: CWA Central West members Bev Worral, Jan Young, Margaret Brown, Joy Press Helena Donaldson and Helen Southwell. Photo: ANDREW MURRAY 1010amcwa11811

The Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA) will return to the Australian National Field Days later this month.

The CWA Central Western Group will serve tea, coffee and scones in the Style Pavilion at the field days on Thursday, October 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28.

CWA members will also host cooking demonstrations at 11.45am and 1.45pm each day.

During the demonstrations, people can learn more about Australian Bush flavours, with tasting samples being offered.

CWA cook books, jars of jam, relish and chutney will also be available for sale.

There will also be CWA shopping bags to help buyers carry purchases and reduce the use of plastic.

Money raised through the sale of CWA produce at the Australian National Field Days will enable it to give a grant to a deserving fourth year apprentice through the Skill Set network. 

The CWA has a long standing tradition of attending the field days at Borenore.

This year, the field days will have about 500 exhibitors celebrating 66 years since hosting the first field day in 1952, where it was only a one day event.

Australian National Field Days administration manager Jayne West said along with agricultural machinery, products and demonstrations there will be attractions for the whole family, such as the CWA stall.

“We have also worked hard to ensure our event has wide appeal and can be enjoyed by the entire farm family,” she said.

“This also helps draw visitors who may not come from a farming background, but who can share in all the fantastic educational opportunities we provide and become advocates for the rural sector.

Entertainment will include music from Mickey Pye, Casey McFarlane and The Hewitt’s.

There will also be a jumping castle, camel rides and a high adrenaline action show from Flair Action Riders.

This year’s feature exhibit will be the Australian Stock Horse Society.

The society will conduct talks throughout the three day field day about their importance to agriculture.

“A main component of the annual event is to promote and inform the public of the importance of agriculture, especially in this area,” Mrs West said.

“Livestock and grazing are very important here and we are on the fringe of a very large cropping area, there’s a lot of horticulture in the region with apples and cherries and viticulture is another area rapidly growing.”

The Australian National Field Days will be held at its usual site at 563 Borenore Road, Borenore.

Gates will open at 8.30am and close at 5pm on each of the three days.