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Silver City enjoys a real field day

Monday, 7th May, 2012

UP HIGH: BDT Photographer Gavin Schmidt was able to take this photo thanks to Barossa Helicopters. UP HIGH: BDT Photographer Gavin Schmidt was able to take this photo thanks to Barossa Helicopters.

By Emily Roberts

After a great start to Agfair on Friday even more people flocked to the racecourse on Saturday for what organisers said was the best event they had ever staged.

Agfair committee chairman, Kevin Taylor, described it as “fantastic”.

“We’re really pleased with everything,” Mr Taylor said.

He said all the exhibitors, of which there were about 320, were really pleased with the attendance and interest shown during the two-day biennial event.

“The general public also seems pretty impressed,” Mr Taylor said.

“We haven’t got the final takings but the gate takings were up on last year - at least 2000 people up on the last Agfair. 

“A lot of people were here (on Saturday). Overall there are a lot more people here than last Agfair.”

Mr Taylor said this Agfair had been the “best yet”.

“We are extremely pleased with sales which are a gauge on the success. Everything went off well,” he said.

But Mr Taylor said that despite the great success, the committee was not tempted to make it an annual event.

“It will take us another twelve months to clean up,” he joked.

“We have looked at it but we already fit in with the Australia Field Day committee and other Agfairs have it in alternative years to us.

“Plus I don’t think we could keep the volunteers.”

Mr Taylor also thanked the public for their great support.

“Without the exhibitors we wouldn’t have an event but without the patrons there would be no event either,” he said.

During the field day locals and visitors were treated to special guests such as AFL great Tony Modra and celebrity chef Tobie Puttock, plus fun rides and a wide range of stallholders from all over Australia.

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