A Great Family Day Out !
Posted by Nikita McGuire
Posted May 05, 2016
With lots of family fun on offer, Agfest is bound to be a day the whole family will enjoy
With many stalls to interest adults at this years Agfest, its only fair there is lots of fun for the kids. From animals to lollies to fun activities tents there is something for everyone to enjoy no matter what their age or interests. With lots to see and do, here are our great picks.
KAAP Kids Program: Located at site 908
The Kids Agriculture Awareness Program has lots of fun. Colouring in, the opportunity to make a card for Mother's Day, wax moulds which you can make in the shape of your hand, a huge sandpit and science experiments to get kids involved and thinking about cool new things.
Southern Cross Tent: Located at site M83 on Main Street
Southern Cross Television gives kids (and grown ups) the chance to do a professional weather broadcast on a real television studio set. You can read from the prompter and get a behind-the-scenes look at how a news broadcasting works.
Local presenter Jo Palmer is on hand to help the kids and encourage everyone to have a go. She says its a great chance for kids to practise their reading and talking skills.
Sheep Dog Trials: Located at the back of the Agfest site
Watch on as dogs of many different ages and breeds compete to round up sheep as quick as the can. With 60 dogs competing on Thursday and Friday the best of the best will compete of Saturday in the finals. Be sure not to miss this great spectacle that the kids will love.
4WD Display: Located at the corner of North Street and Fifth Avenue
If you love mud and cars, get down to the 4WD Track display, named in memory of racing legend Peter Brock. Watch all sorts of cars skid over muddy hills. Whether a car enthusiast or not, it is great to watch and it's always a great hit with kids.
Alpaca South: Located at site 204 Second Avenue
Did you know alpacas sing? Meet and pet the black alpacas at Alpaca South and see the scarves, tea cosies and beanies that they make from the wool.
Marananga Belted Galloways: Located at site CWA17 on CWA Grove
The Belted Galloway is a breed of cattle from Scotland which are a great hit with Agfest patrons. Pick a lovely name for their very cute new calf for a chance to win $50. Come and learn about cow breeding and take a look at the fluffy cows and calf.
The Tasmanian Country Newspaper Shed: Located at site S39 on South Street
Read all about it! Get a photo of yourself printed onto your very own newspaper front page! You become the star of the newspaper for only $3!
Seedhouse Tasmania: Located at site N69 North Street
Meet ‘Gordon Lambsey’, the pet sheep, but the baby chickens are the star of this tent. Don’t miss out on a chance to hold a chick or the beautiful parrots and cockatoos. The cuteness overload is great for the whole family to enjoy. There is also a jumping castle, which is always a favourite with the kids.
Just Cats Tasmania: Located at site S81A on South Street
If you love cats, do not miss out on seeing the wonderful work that Just Cats Tasmania does. You can find information about how to sponsor a cat, adopt and donate to the cause. Come have a pat, buy some cat toys and visit the felines down at Just Cats Tasmania
Sweet and Sour Candy: Located at site N49 on North Street
After a long day walking around there is nothing better than a sweet treat. Whether its a free taste or purchasing a selection of over 20 flavours, this exhibitor is definitely one to visit for the sweet toothes.
Equine Expo: Located at the back of the Agfest site
Horses of all sizes! Showjumpers, dressage stars or miniature ponies with pink hair and costumes! The Agfest highlight, it is sure to entertain everyone. Make sure not to miss out on seeing Oreo, the baby miniature pony !
Photographs by Annie Greene