Horticultural, agricultural & farm machinery field days
The 2017 Wandin Silvan Field Days will be held on Friday 13th & Saturday 14th October 2017.
The Field Days continue to be the principal focus for the Horticultural and Agricultural producers of this particular region, and beyond.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to 2016's successful Wandin Silvan Field Days event. We congratulate all those who took part and appreciate the time and effort that went into their displays. You can see the 2016 winners in the various display categories in the President's Award Winners
Gates will be open to the public:
8.30am - 5.00pm Friday 13th October
8.30am - 4.00pm Saturday October 14th
To locate the Wandin Silvan Field Days explore the map at the bottom of this page, use Melways ref. 121 K9 or check the Yarra Valley region information page.
You can see a plan of the Field Days site here.
The entrance fee for 2017 (which benefits local CFA Brigades) is $15 per person, with no concession rate.
Children under 15 are admitted free of charge.
Ample free on-site parking is available - please follow the signs. Full on-site catering facilities provided by several local schools and community groups.
We welcome exhibitors from as far as Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia, as well as from Regional and country Victoria, along with a large number from local and metropolitan areas.
Wide range of exhibitions
This year we will once again feature exhibitors ranging from farm machinery, light industrial equipment, motor vehicles and motor bikes, irrigation equipment and water tanks to information on the latest pest & weed control, fertilisers and chemicals.
Demonstrations and displays of a wide variety of new equipment, such as chain saws, ride-on mowers, retractable water sprayers and pruning techniques will be available. Information on the packaging, transporting and labeling of fruit will also be available. Motor Vehicles & 4WD's will be well represented, with many exhibitors featuring relevant product.
Government Departments including Natural Resources, Southern Rural Water, Victorian Work Cover Authority and a special "Smoke House" simulation by the Country Fire Authority will be featured.
Finance, Real Estate, Insurance, local Employment agencies, mobile telephone companies will be present, along with various Grower Organisations.
Once again in 2017 we will be holding a Photography Competition with a "Weathered & Worn" theme, proudly sponsored by Wandin Seville Community Bank. You can view the Photo Competition Flyer here or download the pdf here. You can see the Photo competition Entry Form and Conditions here or download the pdf here.
2017 Activities & Entertainment
We will announce details of 2017 activities as they are finalised.
Click on the following links for more information on some of the entertaining and informative activities that are on offer in 2017:
- Mount Lilydale Mercy College Young Farmers Exhibit and Pet Show (including results)
- Black Snake Productions' Wildlife Display
Yarra Valley Machinery Preservation Society display
A very popular attraction at the Field Days is the display of machinery of yesteryear, and the Yarra Valley Machinery Preservation Society will once again feature a working display of their restored machinery for visitors to the venue.
Many hours and much care are devoted to the restoration of the machinery and the members are very happy to share their stories and discuss the features of their displays.
General interest marquee
The popular "General Interest Marquee" will once again provide a forum for a diverse range of local crafts and produce, with many exhibitors showcasing actual demonstrations of their products.
Arts and crafts, patchwork, lavender products, Tupperware, ladies and children's clothing and confectionery will feature, along with such demonstrations as weaving and blacksmithing.
We look forward to the continued support of our many Exhibitors who have attended in the past, as well as welcoming and encouraging new businesses to participate, as we work together to ensure the continued success of the Wandin Silvan Field Days.