Volunteers Praised at Official Opening


There is something for everyone at Agfest 2018!

For the 36th time, Agfest has been officially opened at Quercus Park at Carrick, with thousands already flocking to Tasmania’s premier rural event.

709 exhibitors are positioned around the Agfest site, with an estimated 60 thousand patrons expected to attend over the three days.

The Rural Youth Tasmania event is run and organised solely by volunteers between the ages of 15 and 30.

Agfest Chairman, Owen Woolley, says he is proud to lead the team organising one of the biggest and most successful field days in the country.

“The atmosphere is amazing, to see the amount of patrons walking around the site so far on the first day, it’s great,” Woolley said.

Agfest Patron, Allan Roark, praised the Rural Youth volunteers for all their hard work.

“Agfest has become a showcase for our state, every year there is something new,” Roark said.

“We thank each and every rural youth member, they are awesome and do an amazing job.”

Expect to walk for kilometres to see all that is on offer and don’t forget your raincoat and gumboots, it is all part of the experience that Chairman Owen Woolley describes as “an event that brings all Tasmanians together.”