The Australian National Field Days is one of the biggest events in the region however, hospitality and accommodation providers have been understanding about the need to cancel the event.
It was announced this week that the three-day event would not take place in October due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Orange 360 general manager Caddie Marshall and BNB Made Easy founder Tim Mortimer said although it drew thousands of people to Orange with accommodation booking out each year, the health and welfare of the community had to come first.
"Any event that has been cancelled over the course of the crisis that is COVID-19 is always taken with a heavy heart but we understand it's done for a reason," Ms Marshall said.
"Our thoughts are with them, it is a big income driver for them.
"It was one of our biggest events in terms of actual visitor numbers.
"It's not just people coming to look at all the equipment and machinery, it's all the support staff that come and work on the stalls on the three days."
Mr Mortimer said the cancellation of the field days would affect visitor numbers.
However, he said coronavirus has affected accommodation bookings since it started with people taking a cautious approach and providers having to be flexible.
"We are getting fewer bookings further out," Mr Mortimer said.
"We are getting a lot of last minute bookings, not many bookings in advance.
"In saying that, the long weekend in October and Bathurst 1000 weekends are looking quite booked out at the moment."
Due to the change in booking behaviour he said BNB Made Easy is flexible with cancellations.
"The field days pull tremendous numbers ... definitely the field days will have an effect on numbers for sure," Mr Mortimer said.
However, he said at that time of year Orange is warmer and with international travel not happening more people might consider coming to Orange.
"We have to all play our part and look after each other," he said.
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