September 24, 2013 From cupcakes to cooking appliances, bread to berries, and red meats to regional wines – it was a truly sensory experience at Henty’s Farm Gate Market Produce area this year. Almost 30 exhibitors filled the giant marquee and outdoor food court, making it a highlight of the field days.
Tag Archives: 2013 Press Releases
September 12, 2013 With more than 1200 sites sold and 800 exhibitors booked, Australia’s premier mixed farming field days at Henty are set to break all records. The 89ha grounds are filled to capacity with the September 17-19 50th anniversary event expected to draw a crowd of 60,000 visitors keen to inspect more than $100 million worth of machinery on-site.
September 3, 2013 Competition is expected to be intense at Henty this year as the nation’s best sheep dogs and their handlers gather for the Pedigree Sheep and Yard Dog Trials. Run under the auspices of the NSW Sheepdog Workers Incorporated, the sheep field trial is set to attract more than 100 dogs and their workers from around Australia.
September 3, 2013 A record 25 entries at the cutting edge of agricultural technology will line up before the judges in the prestigious Henty Machine of the Year Award. Announced on the opening day, this “farmers’ choice’’ award is presented to the most outstanding new piece of agricultural machinery exhibited at the Henty Machinery Field Days. It is judged by an independent panel of regional primary producers. In many cases the machine has gone on to become a standard piece […]
September 3, 2013 A slick muscle car fitted with a supercharged 460 big block is set to roar and snarl its way through the Henty Machinery Field Days on behalf of the Australian Army. Dubbed Project Digger, the street machine has been tricked up with an 8/71 blower, twin 950 Holley carbs, a MRC Powerglide transmission and Moser nine inch diff. It will be joined by its sibling, Armygeddon, a Landrover powered by a seven litre engine and able to […]
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn, taste, touch, smell and experience the region’s finest food and wine first hand at Henty’s Farm Gate Produce Market pavilion. Featuring around 30 regional exhibitors, the pavilion is located on the southern edge of the Henty Machinery Field Day site, and will host cooking demonstrations and talks by food and wine presenters. These will include Masterchefs Jimmy Servaai and Courtney Roulston, and Beechworth baker and life coach Tom O’Toole. Adding to the atmosphere […]
Voices@Henty set to unearth talented young musicians August 1, 2013 If you love music, living in the country and have sung the Henty Machinery Field Days song since you were a kid, then Voices@Henty is for you. Henty’s very own talent discovery event is designed for rural and regional unsigned musicians and performers aged under 25, giving them exposure on a scale never dreamt of. Voices@Henty will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 12.30pm on the main stage at […]
Modified mowers set to enthrall teenagers at field days June 28, 2013 Henty may be a mecca for big boys toys but the roar of mower engines will have teenagers in a trance at the schools mower pull. Students from Riverina and North East schools are rebuilding ride-on lawn mowers to compete in a three day mower pull event at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 17-19. Now in its seventh year, the schools mower pull will feature […]
June 25, 2013 Henty Machinery Field Days office staff have unveiled their new corporate uniforms provided by 2013 major sponsor RB Sellars. The uniform features the 50th anniversary logo. Pictured from left are office manager Heather Barrett, media manager Kim Woods, chief executive officer Belinda Anderson, book keeper Heather Bidgood, event co-ordinator Graeme Hicks and administration assistant Rebecca Clancy. An Australian family owned business, RB Sellars has been outfitting rural and regional Australians since 1996. Having initially launched with a […]
June 7, 2013 For decades, the agronomy plots at the Henty Machinery Field Days have been on the “must-see’’ list for regional grain growers. As one of the state’s most visited NSW Department of Primary Industries trial site, grain growers have regularly explored the new varieties, or inspected fertiliser, inoculant, fungicide or foliar application comparisons. But, this year, the agronomy plots will not be a focal point of the field days, with the site sown to the short season […]