The Murrumbateman Field Days began in October 1979 in response to the growth of small ‘hobby’ farms surrounding cities and towns in NSW during the 1970s. The idea was first introduced by Roger Lund, mechanisation officer from the NSW Department of Agriculture in Yass to showcase the latest in small farm machinery and supplies to this growing and captive audience.
Quickly growing from 23 exhibitors in 1979, to over 60 exhibitors by 1981 and over 200 in 1994, Murrumbateman Field Days grew to more than 400 exhibitors in 2014.
Each year, a growing team of volunteers work closely with the a small management team on all aspects of the event, from planning and management of the event, right down to parking, catering and clean-up.
The success of the event and its unbelievable growth and development over the years is attributed to the incredible levels of support that we receive both from the volunteers, sponsors and the community.
We hope you enjoy this look at past Field Days.