Agfest Field Days

Agfest Field Days
Posted on 28 April, 2021

LETTER TO ALL TASMANIANS

Our message to you

Rural Youth sincerely thanks you for your incredible support as we worked so hard to lift the crowd cap on Agfest 2021 from 10,000 people per day to 15,000.

As you know, this would make a massive difference to our highly-valued exhibitors as more people eat, drink, purchase, order and peruse in excess of 500 diverse businesses on site.

However, our number one priority from day one has been ensuring the health and safety of you, our attendees, exhibitors, contractors, volunteers, sponsors and the entire extended Agfest family.

Tasmania’s Public Health has rejected our calls for an increase to our capacity numbers and, while disappointed, we accept this judgement. (Also noting, if Public Health does change its mind and allow patron numbers to increase, we will gladly also accept this!)

Agfest will be the largest event staged in Tasmania since the first COVID-19 outbreak and we remain extremely thankful that Public Health has approved our COVID Safe Plan and is allowing the field days to be staged back in the paddock. This is a responsibility that we take very seriously, hence the important changes that we have made to the event to ensure we are compliant and safe.

To our exhibitors, we understand that your sales may not be as high as hoped or as compared to previous years. However, we remain positive and thankful (any number of sales is better than none)! We sincerely thank you for your understanding as we work together to build the event back up to its peak capacity. Let’s make the best of Agfest 2021 and ensure Agfest 2022 is bigger and better than ever!

To our patrons that purchased tickets online – thank you and we hope that you can support our exhibitors as much as possible. Maybe it’s time for a new pair of boots or a new lawnmower or a new tractor? Please remember to bring a printed or mobile version of your entry ticket, as well as download the Check in TAS app prior to arrival. Please remain socially distanced at all times. We hope you enjoy every moment of your Agfest experience.

To our patrons that were unable to secure a ticket this year, our sincere apologies. Although the cap on numbers is out of our hands, we do appreciate your support and ask you to go online to browse all exhibitors’ products and services listed on www.agfest.com.au as part of Agfest in the Cloud from 5pm on 8 May until 5pm on 15 May. We hope to see you back in the paddock in 2022.

To the Tasmanian Government, thank you for your ongoing support, providing the grant last year to build the Agfest in the Cloud platform, for the funding this year for the Rural Youth organisation and for all the advice while preparing our COVID Safe Plan. Your understanding and commitment to our event is hugely appreciated.

To all Rural Youth members who put in more than 10,000 volunteer hours each year to deliver Agfest, a huge thank you. We appreciate all your hard work to prepare Quercus Park, and also deliver a COVID-safe event. We know this learning and leadership experience is a fabulous and enjoyable opportunity for you.

To our sponsors and media partners, we can’t do it without you. Thank you for being part of the Agfest journey and helping us return to the paddock in 2021.

As Chairman of Agfest, I am continually amazed by the generosity, hard work and resilience of the extended Agfest family. I can’t thank you enough.

I look forward to seeing you all at Quercus Park from 5 – 8 May and in the Cloud from 8 – 15 May, and collaborating to ensure Agfest continues to be a permanent fixture on Tasmania’s agricultural calendar.

Best wishes,

Ethan Williams / Agfest Chairman

Agfest Field Days Tasmania


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