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Something for everyone at this year’s Agfair

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014

The biennial Agfair, last held in 2012, always draws a bumper crowd to the racecourse. The biennial Agfair, last held in 2012, always draws a bumper crowd to the racecourse.

From freestyle motorcycle shows and rock climbing to a rum distillery, Broken Hill’s Agfair organisers have got something for everyone.

The major biennial event has come around quickly and will include old favourites as well as some new attractions. 

Mildura chef Stefano De Pieri will bring the culinery “wow factor” to Agfair as this year’s guest chef.

“We’re really excited to have Stefano coming this year,” Agfair chairman Kevin Taylor said. 

“He’s an absolute icon as both a chef, as an environmentalist, and as someone who has really made an impact and put the Sunraysia on the map.

“What many people don’t know is that Stefano is a self-taught cook.  

“So for our Agfair audience, that insight, and what they’re seeing him create should prove a real inspiration.”

Mr Taylor said that Stefano’s cooking demonstrations were just one of many “must-see” attractions.

“We try to offer a really full repertoire of entertainment and attractions each time we put this event on and 2014 will be no different.”

Australia’s number one international motorcycle trials rider, Adrian Harry, will bring his “Xtreme Trails” freestyle motorcycle show to Agfair.

Adrian has 25 years’ experience and thrills crowds with his incredible choreography, stunt riding and showmanship.

“No doubt we’ve got a few motorbike enthusiasts in the Far West who will be watching very closely,” Mr Taylor said.  

“Let’s hope they don’t try and replicate Adrian’s tricks at home!”

But for those coming to Agfair to test their mettle, there’s the AGL-sponsored 10-metre rock climb.  

“I’m sure there will be quite a few of the younger visitors who will test their muscle strength on that one,” Mr Taylor said.

For the kids, the popular School of the Air Animal Nursery will also return 

“Every time we hold Agfair, the animal nursery is such a positive drawcard.”

Patrons will also be able to pencil in an unforgettable experience, courtesy of the Barossa Helicopter Scenic Flights.

But if you’d rather relax with a drink in hand, you’re in luck.

“We’re also, for the first time, welcoming a whole new experience which is certainly going to be a tempting attraction for those who enjoy a rum, and that’s the Bundaberg Distillery,” Mr Taylor said.

“This will be a lot of fun. It’s a mobile distillery experience where visitors get to travel through the tale of Bundaberg rum.

“I won’t give too much more away, but there will certainly be fun to be had on this one.”

And to complete the Agfair experience, don’t forget to book your table for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Women’s Auxiliary dinner dance.

The dance is set for May 3 at the Civic Centre and will feature live music, and a full buffet dinner.

“Agfair is such a mainstay on our social calendars now. Not only will we have another fantastic offering of stall holders and information onsite but we’re also very conscious of providing a top class event with great entertainment; and that’s what we’re offering again in 2014.”

Agfair will be held and Friday May 2 and Saturday May 3.

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