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Our 44th Annual Field Day event in the Yarra Valley, and in all likelihood, and by all of the feedback, one of the best...
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From Workboots to Whippersnippers; Ride-Ons to Sawmills, Tractors, Tools, Tanks & Tyres, Worm Farms & Welders, Fertilisers, Forklifts and Fenceposts; Gumboots & Government Departments to Caravans, Motor Cars & Camping Gear – even to those with Coffee, Cakes and a BBQ – all reported excellent sales at the 2014 Wandin-Silvan Field Days.
The serious buyers were up and about early on the first day of the event – with Tractor sales recorded well before lunch! Early morning Saturday, and set up time had a very real buzz and buoyant air of expectancy amongst the Exhibitors' on the back of a very good Friday, along with the promise of a perfect 25C day and clear blue skies ahead. And they were not disappointed.
Mid morning saw the car parks full and many family groups out and about to inspect the latest in machinery & equipment, view some interesting demonstrations, grab some bargains and catch up with the many other locals who were also there.
The community bonding of those from the local Primary Schools who banded together to present and prepare their BBQ’s and food outlets were again rewarded for their hard work with some serious fund raising dollars as a result.
Visitor numbers were up by at least 20% on previous years, thanks no doubt to the favourable weather conditions, and this directly benefits the local CFA’s of Silvan, Seville, Gruyere & Wandin and Wandin East Badminton Club who all share in the proceeds of the gate takings. This is in appreciation of their hard work in erecting and dismantling road signage, parking duties, manning the ticket boxes and assisting with post event clean ups.
Perhaps the story of the event – the lady who came to check out the Ride-ons, but left with a brand new caravan!!With cries of 'Save My Site for 2014' Exhibitors were more than pleased with the results as they departed, and the community and public were no doubt equally impressed.