The Mildura Field Days celebrated the 70th anniversary of the fabulous event in style with two jam-packed days of activities. The glorious Sunraysia sunshine shone down over the two days of the event with a record number of locals and visitors alike partaking in a fabulous array of tasty treats and seeing a record number of exhibitors, with a huge variety of stalls on display.
Patrons to the event streamed through the gates to enjoy everything the event had on offer and on offer it was!
Black Snake Productions with their dingo ‘Roger’ and other native animals were a hit with the kids, as was the free face painting, the Future Farmers Walk, Enviro Edu and the whip making and cracking workshops.
‘Walter Whip & The Flames’ was a hit with the big and little visitors to the event, while ‘Ranger Nick’ cooked up a storm to appreciative crowds in his camp oven cooking demonstrations and tastings.
Field days coordinator Jo Rodda paid tribute to the sponsors, without whose support the event wouldn’t go ahead, saying they “deserved a big vote of thanks”.
“The support for the event was amazing with sponsorship from Dried Fruits Australia, WIN TV, the Mildura Weekly, River 1467, Triple M and Hit FM along long-time supporters of the event, Haeussler’s and TASCO,” she said.
“A donation from Sherlock Shelving of a workbench to raffle in support of local charity CHAILIS raised almost $450.
“In addition, generous visitors to the event donated over $2000 to CHAILIS via collection tins at the gates. Other donations saw new exhibitor to the event, SnowGum Distillery take out the Coordinator’s Choice Award, kindly donated by APIA.”
Ms Rodda said to better accommodate for the huge crowds in attendance, planning is already under way for the 2022 event.
“A third entry gate is to be added to ease congestion at the gates and to avoid patrons being delayed and a streamlining of the parking is planned,” she said.
“The Mildura Field Days is proudly bought to the region by a very small group of people who volunteer their time for the economic and social benefit of the community and local businesses. On behalf of those volunteers, we say thank you for supporting our event. See you in 2022!”