The 2018 Murrumbateman Field Days will be celebrating its 40th birthday on the October weekend of the 20th and 21st. From 23 exhibitors in 1979 to around 500 in 2016, the event is growing each year, attracting visitors from the surrounding area as well as further afield.
From small backyard city gardens to hobby farms and large acreages, the Murrumbateman Field Days provides the ideal opportunity for both agricultural and many different businesses to display products and services.
The Murrumbateman Field Day Exhibitor Awards started in the 1990s with the Roger Lund Award – the late Roger Lund was a Machinery Officer with the then NSW Department of Agriculture based in Yass when the Field days started. He was one of the people behind getting the Field Days established and his achievement and contribution was acknowledged with this award.
The other four awards at the time were sponsored by The Land newspaper. These awards were for the best large site, best medium site, best small site and best marquee site.
In following years, the work of keen local gardener Vera Rapley was acknowledged through a Memorial Award along with an award for the best catering site. The best livestock site was instituted around the same time.
For 2017, these were awarded to select exhibitors at the field days who met the judging criteria. Congratulations to all our award winners and a special thank you to our sponsor The Land for the prizes. Photos and details of the winners will be posted on a 2017 photo gallery shortly.
The Exhibitor Award categories are: