Horticultural, agricultural & farm machinery field days
The 2019 Wandin Silvan Field Days will be held on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October 2019.
The Field Days continue to be the principal focus for the Horticultural and Agricultural producers of this particular region, and beyond.
This is our 50th Anniversary year and is shaping up to be a significant milestone for us all. Plans are taking place for some extra features and our Committee welcomes your ideas or suggestions to help highlight this special occasion.
Watch the video from a previous event to get a feel for our Field Days:
The 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus is now available here: or download the pdf here.
The 2019 General Interest Exhibitor Application will be available once finalised.
The 2019 List of Exhibitors will also be available as it becomes available closer to the event but you can view last year's Exhibitors as a guide to the diverse range typically on show: here.
Gates will be open to the public:
8.30am - 5.00pm Friday 11th October
8.30am - 4.00pm Saturday October 12th
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 2019 (which benefits local CFA Brigades) is $15 per person, with no concession rate. Eftpos facilities are available at the entry gate and an on-site mobile ATM is now also available.
Children under 15 are admitted free of charge.
Ample free on-site parking is available - please follow the signs. Full on-site catering facilities are provided by several local schools and community groups.
We welcome exhibitors from as far as Tasmania, 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 & 4WDs will be well represented, with many exhibitors featuring relevant products.
Government Departments including Hearing Australia, 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.
Activities & Entertainment
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 Exhibits
The popular "General Interest Exhibits" 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, community organisations, gardening products, ladies and children's clothing and confectionery will feature, along with such demonstrations as weaving and leatherworking.
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.
As we look forward to 2019's event we thank everyone who contributed to 2018'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 2018 winners in the various display categories in the President's Award Winners.