Agfest Field Days

Agfest Field Days
Posted on 20 August, 2021

Agfest 2022 Dates Announced

In 2022, Agfest will celebrate our 40th anniversary over a four big days 4 - 7 May and in the Cloud 7 - 13 May.

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A successful Agfest Annual Meeting held in July saw a new Executive Committee elected for Agfest 2022.

We are excited to announce that Caine Evans was unanimously voted the Agfest Chairman for 2022. As well as delivering the event we know and love Mr Evans and his team plan to “engage and support younger members, ensuring the passion and knowledge is passed on to the next generation of volunteers so that Agfest will be able to be enjoyed for many years to come.”

The full executive team consists of:

Chairman: Caine Evans

Vice Chair: Caitlin Radford

Operations Manager: Callum Forbes

Exhibitor Manager: Dave Lucas

Security Manager: Owen Woolley

Features Manager: Georgia Pearce

Communications & Engagement Manager: Liam King

RYT Member: Alex Robins

State President: Jake Williams

“We have built a really strong committee and it is a really exciting time for the Agfest event. The new committee look forward to delivering another top-notch Field Days.” Said Mr Evans

Despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the staging of large-scale events, the Committee are determined to deliver another COVID-19 safe success. We understand the challenges this presents for all involved and we have listened to the feedback we received following the 2021 event. At this point, our plans are in full swing to deliver the 40th anniversary event with the following changes:

The event will run in the paddock for four days, from 4 -7 May;

  • A maximum of 15,000 patrons + event and exhibitor staff (subject to approval from Tasmanian Public Health), allowing for a total of up to 60,000 patrons over the four days;
  • New patron hours for event days (8am – 4 pm);
  • All tickets will be pre-sold with improved exhibitor ticketing;
  • Agfest in the Cloud will be activated at 12 noon on 7 May and will run until Friday 13 May;
  • Improved strategy for Quercus Tastes food vendors dispersing them to grouped areas around the site, to assist with crowd flow;
  • The Craft and Business & Lifestyle pavilions will be back in a new layout to encourage safer traffic flow; and
  • The new Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) feature located in the main pavilion on South Street incorporating vendors, careers expo, paddock to plate experience and refreshment centre.
Vice Chair, Caitlin Radford said “The whole committee are so excited to be back in 2022! We are continuing the brilliant work from last year’s committee. Caine, myself, and the whole team feel that we are in a strong position to push the event bigger than last year and to continually improve the experiences off all patrons, exhibitors and volunteers. There is something so incredibly special to be a part of this event and see the enjoyment that the whole state gets out of coming together to celebrate what we have to offer and of course stimulate our economy.”

We encourage all Tasmanian business to apply for a site at the 40th Anniversary of the Field Days, being an exhibitor gives business’s the opportunity to put their brand in the spotlight and increase face to face connection and engagement with customers. Applications to exhibit at the 2022 event open on 1 October and close on 1 December, for more information please visit our website.