There is something for everyone at Wandin Silvan Field Days

2020 Wandin-Silvan Field Days Cancelled

Regrettably the Committee of the Wandin-Silvan Field Days announce that the 2020 event will not proceed this year due to the impact of COVID-19.

The Wandin-Silvan Field Days were due to be held on 16th & 17th October 2020 but, as with so many other festivals and events, the Committee has had to take careful consideration of the current situation, the health and well-being of all a major priority.

President, William Anker emphasised “This has been a very difficult decision for our Committee, and especially on the back of one of our most successful events last year during which we celebrated our 50th Anniversary. The Wandin-Silvan Field Days are considered as the premier event of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges region of Victoria, with a significant value to the local economy.

We fully realise the impact and disappointment for all of our stakeholders, including members, exhibitors, and the numerous local community groups involved and of course our visitors. We thank everyone for their support and endorsement for our event over the course of time and we now look forward to working together to ensure a bigger and better experience at the 2021 event.” Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Watch a video from Rural TV Australia highlighting the overall importance of Fields Days - Supporting our Field Days

Horticultural, agricultural & farm machinery field days

The next Wandin Silvan Field Days is scheduled to be held on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th October 2021.

The Field Days continue to be the principal focus for the Horticultural and Agricultural producers of this particular region, and beyond.

In 2019 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary year and after having to cancel the 2020 event we are looking forward to bigger and better events in the years ahead when things return to normal. 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:

 

Event information

The 2021 Exhibitor Prospectus and List of Exhibitors will be available closer to the event.

The 2019 List of Exhibitors who attended can viewed: here.

Gates will be open to the public:
8.30am - 5.00pm Friday 15th October 2021
8.30am - 4.00pm Saturday October 16th 20121

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 benefits local CFA Brigades. 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.

We have tractors, mowers and more on display

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.

Come and check out the Field Days exhibits and enjoy the range of food on offer

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.

Wandin Silvan Field Days 2017 aerial view
BK Carving will demonstrate chainsaw wood carving

Activities & Entertainment

Mount Lilydale Mercy College Young Farmers Exhibit and Pet Show
Heritage Draught Horse Club demonstrations

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.

Preservation Society

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.

Wandin Silvan Field Days has something for everyone

As we look forward to 2021's event we thank everyone who contributed to 2019'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 2019 winners in the various display categories in the President's Award Winners.

The children will have almost as much fun as the adults

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