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Agfair 2018 looking good

Monday, 26th February, 2018

Some of the action in the kitchen at Agfair 2016. Some of the action in the kitchen at Agfair 2016.

By Myles Burt

The biennial Agfair is gearing up with organisers preparing the site for another event in May.

Secretary Erica Malloch said more than 100 applications for stalls had already been submitted, and posters and bumper stickers had been distributed around the city.

Ms Malloch said the committee were receiving more and more applications each day, and they are hoping it will match the last Agfair, which sold all stall sites. 

President Kevin Taylor said the committee cleaned up the site and were looking to add a new layer of bitumen to areas sometime this month.

“The site’s looking quite good actually,” he said.

Mr Taylor said the only changes to the area would be their traffic plan, and they’re also looking to do some major works on the carpark to help storm water drain.

Water pooling in the carpark was identified as an issue in 2016.

Mr Taylor said he was excited that applications were going very well and knows they’re in excess of 300 exhibitors, with new local stalls booked.

Agfair is open to everyone. Families are encouraged to come out to the event to enjoy the entertainment for children, and a variety of stalls that aren’t solely centred on agribusiness.

“It doesn’t cater just for the agricultural market, it caters for the Broken Hill people as well,” Mr Taylor said.

Agfair will be on May 4 and 5 at the Broken Hill Racecourse.

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