Agfest takes great pride in offering something for everyone to see and do. Whether you are in the market for new machinery, a new vehicle or just interested in seeing what is new on the market, Agfest is the place for you.
Interested in history and where Agriculture has come from? The Heritage Display is where you need to go to. Looking for a gift for Mothers Day? The Craft Pavilions house some of the best handmade craft Tasmania has to offer. And when you need to take a break, head to the Beta Milk Unique Tastes pavilion where you can enjoy some great Tasmanian produce and a glass of wine
DairyTas 'Legendairy Expo'
Originally established in 2000 and since 2001 located at the eastern end of Main Street, the Legendairy Dairy Expo has developed into a whole of industry expo including breeding companies, animal health suppliers, milk company representatives and various industry advisory services. Add to that an array of delicious hot food plus dairy delights such as coffee and hot chocolate, cheese, flavoured milk, dairy desserts, and chocolate.
TasNetworks Craft Pavilions
Located in the North East corner of the site, these pavilions house excellent art and craft products. Great spot to get that last minute Mothers Day present.
Betta Milk Unique Taste Fine Foods Pavilion
Located in South Street, between Fourth and Fifth Avenues, you will be able to sample fine food and wines. Well worth a visit around lunchtime. The Unique Taste Pavilion is sponsored by Betta Milk.
Sheep Dog Trials
Sheep Dog Trials run for the 3 days of Agfest opposite the Dairy Feature at the eastern end of Main Street. You will see the best Tasmanian sheep dogs in action. The dogs, guided by their owners, encourage a small number of sheep to move in, through and over a number of typical farm obstacles. The obstacles can include ramps, gates and sheep pens. This is all happens under the watchful eye of the judges who are busy putting scores on paper. The action runs over the three days of Agfest with 23 handlers and 60 dogs working on both Thursday and Friday. The top 16 dogs then work on Saturday with the final 6 dogs running for the title of “Agfest Open Sheep Dog Champion”.
Equine Expo Equine is Back at Agfest 2016
Featuring 20 speciality exhibitors and the Olympus Feeds Arena will feature a full program of demonstrations including miniature ponies, dressage, cross country and show jumping.
Australian Weaving Heritage Display
In North Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, the Heritage display is manned by volunteers from several heritage machinery clubs and societies, who bring their machinery to Agfest for the enjoyment of patrons to enjoy seeing the equipment from yesteryear.
Peter Brock Memorial Four Wheel Drive Track
First developed in 1999, the 4WD Track was named "Peter Brock Memorial Four Wheel Drive Track" in 2007 in memory of our Patron Peter Brock, who was killed in a single vehicle accident at Targa West in September 2006. The 4WD Track continues to provide specatator interest, whether a 4WD enthusiast or not.
The Ag Art Wear Competition has become a popular feature at Agfest. Garments are made by recycling farm yard junk into wearable art forms. Emphasis is on garments that are totally made from items found on farms, with no pre-made items allowed. Visit the Bendigo Bank Marquee on site M92 Main Street to see the garment in the lead up to the big parade in Central Arena on Saturday at 12 noon.