WHEN IS THE EVENT?
The event is open to the public on the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of May. In 2020 the dates are 7th, 8th & 9th.
WHO RUNS AGFEST?
Agfest has been proudly organised by Rural Youth Tasmania since 1983. Rural Youth Tasmania, a non-profit organisation whose members are aged between 15 and 30 years of age. The Agfest Committee is made up of volunteer positions, filled with approximately 60 Rural Youth members and is supported by a team of 5 staff.
WHERE IS THE EVENT HELD?
The event is held at Quercus Park, 415 Oaks Road, Carrick, Tasmania. Quercus Park is owned by Rural Youth Tasmania and can be hired for other events throughout the year such as weddings, product launches, machinery and equipment training, equestrian events just to name a few. More information can be found at www.ruralyouth.com.au.
HOW MANY EXHIBITORS AND PATRONS ATTENEDED?
In 2019 Agfest showcased 728 exhibitors and attracted over 63, 838 attendees.
WHY EXHIBIT AT AGFEST?
Agfest offers the opportunity for businesses to showcase their quality products and services, build rapport with consumers and gain brand exposure.
HOW DO I BECOME AN EXHIBITOR?
Exhibitor applications are open on the website on the October 1 and close on the December 1. Applicants are then notified at the end of January regarding the status of their application. Exhibitors are carefully chosen from the information provided within the application and placed on site by the Selection Committee.
BEEN AN EXHIBITOR BEFORE - HOW DO I APPLY AGAIN?
All Exhibitors must apply every year and each application received is reviewed by the Exhibitor Selection Committee. All exhibitors who have previously exhibited in the last 2 years will be sent their unique login via email to access the online system on the 1st October 2019. If you have been a previous exhibitor and haven't received a login or wish to update your contact details please contact our administration team to arrange a login after this date.
CAN I APPLY AFTER APPLICATIONS CLOSE?
Exhibitors can still apply after the closing date however the application will be subject to a 10% late application fee. Applications close on the December 1, applications received after this date will be placed on the waiting list pending a cancellation.
I’VE FORGOTTEN MY LOG IN DETAILS...
If you have forgotten your password please contact the administration team via email or phone.
CAN I APPLY FOR ONLY ONE SITE TYPE:?
If your product is suitable for multiple locations, we recommend you submit multiple applications so you are considered for all areas.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT TO MY APPLICATION?
Once you have successfully submitted your exhibiting application you will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of your application. Your application will now be checked by the Agfest administration team and they will be in contact within 5 working days if we require any further information. You may return at any time to re-visit your exhibitor application, however you will be unable to modify it. Applicants will then be notified re the status of their application on January 31, 2020. To delete or cancel an application please contact us.
DOES EVERYONE GET A SITE?
Unfortunately, no they don’t. We receive on average 1000 exhibitor applications every year. Applications from core agricultural companies are given preference. Exhibitors who aren’t successful in the first instance will be placed on a waiting lists for the area they applied for and will be contacted if a suitable site comes available. The Agfest Organising Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any application and the decision shall be final.
YOU’RE SUCCESSFUL BUT NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR SITE?
Our Selections Committee do their best to locate exhibitors as per the requests they receive, but this sometimes isn’t possible, having over 700 exhibitors. Our Selection Committee rotate exhibitors to best achieve patron movement around the site and long-term exhibitors are not guaranteed a site each year. If you have concerns where you have been located, please contact us as soon as possible and we may be able to help. The closer the event gets the less likely we will be able to make changes.
WHERE CAN I FIND A LIST OF EXHIBITORS?
A list of exhibitors for the event is available on our website on April 1.
WHERE CAN I FIND ACCOMMODATION?
Suggestions for accommodation are listed on our website. You will find them here: www.agfest.com.au/accommodation-links. Exhibitors should only book their accommodation once they have received a successful exhibitor notification in late January.
CAN WE CAMP ONSITE?
Camping onsite or in the carparks is not permitted. Please visit this link for some accommodation suggestions: www.agfest.com.au/accommodation-links.
I NEED TO BOOK THE BOAT...
We have an allocated space with the Spirit of Tasmania for exhibitors, the special booking code is available to successful exhibitors only. Please don’t book anything until successful exhibitor notification by the end of January
HOW DO I GET TO/FROM AGFEST?
Follow the link for driving instructions: www.agfest.com.au/driving-instructions We recommend exhibitors hire a car to travel to and from the event. The patron bus service doesn’t arrive before event opening time and taxi services are costly. Please don’t book anything until successful exhibitor notification in late January.
HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR?
Being a sponsor is a great way to showcase and create awareness your business and give back to the rural community. There are sponsorship options to suit every budget. To discuss the opportunities and benefits of becoming an Agfest Sponsor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.