Apr
16
2012

Celebrate Agfest in Tasmania this May

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Tasmania has a rich tradition of agriculture and its farm-fresh produce and gourmet foods are enjoyed right across Australia and around the world.

If you're looking for a great close-up glimpse of modern-day agriculture on the island state, you won't want to miss Agfest, Tasmania's premier agricultural event.

Agfest attracts more than 80,000 annual visitors and is an excellent way to learn more about farm life.

This year, more than 700 exhibitors are taking part in the three-day event, which kicks off on Thursday May 3 and is set to run until Saturday May 5. Among the attractions you'll be able to see during your visit are displays of agricultural equipment and machinery, clothing and home ware, food and livestock.

You'll also have the opportunity to look back on traditional farming methods used in Tasmania in years gone by. Working blacksmiths will be onsite, and you'll also get the opportunity to view historic agricultural equipment, including vintage machines from the timber and wool industries, as well as tractors and steam engines.

This annual family-friendly event is set to take place at the Quercus Rural Youth Park on Oaks Road in Carrick.

Gates are open between 08:00 and 17:00 daily and admission for adults is $13.00. Entry for children between the ages of five and 15 costs $3.00 – and is free for children under the age of five.

Part of last year's Agfest from the air

Doing the rows and rows of displays at Agfest

Lenticular Clouds adacjent to Agfest Carrick in 2011 as reported by The Telegraph UK

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