Farm innovation and family fun will go hand in hand at the 2016 Australian National Field Days.
The third and final day on Saturday, October 22, will be a great day out for families, with a range of activities for young and old.
ANFD administration manager Jayne West said it was the third year the ANFD would be held from Thursday to Saturday, allowing for a greater range of visitors.
“While the ANFD has a proud tradition of serving primary producers, the event has much to offer everyone from hobby farmers and backyard gardeners to camping and fishing enthusiasts,” Jayne said.
“It will be a great way for families in the Central West to spend a spring Saturday, maybe pick up something for the garden and entertain the kids at the same time.
“We have found a lot of interest from camping and outdoor recreation exhibitors and are getting great feedback about having the Field Days over three days,” she said.
The enormous new Cliff Hanger Jumping Castle from Irwin’s Jumping Castles, stilt walkers from First Light Entertainment and the Flair Action Sports stunt riders are just some of the confirmed entertainment.
The stilt walkers will appear on Saturday only.
Keep an eye out for some unusually talk characters showing off their amazing balance and co-ordination.
A new form of entertainment this year is the Action Flair Sports team showcasing Australia’s top freestyle trials riders.
Flair’s show is a dynamic performance displaying trials motorcycles and bicycles being pushed to their limits.
There will be a range of informative demonstrations at this year’s event.
These will include fishing at the dam with the Department of Primary Industries, working dog demonstrations by Hawkesbury Kelpie Stud and woodchopping demonstrations by Atlantic Oil.
World champion axeman David Foster will show off the skills that made him Australian Axeman of the Year for a record-breaking nine years in a row.
David is the first person in world sporting history to have won 1000 championships in his sport of choice.
The popular Country Women’s Association cooking demonstrations will be a popular attraction, as well as fashion parades, floral art demonstrations and a wide variety of general interest stalls will be hosted inside the cosy Style Pavilion.
As a young self-taught musician, 19-year-old Josh Maynard from Cowra is a passionate folk artist.
Josh was always interested in music starting out on drums at the age of 5 and picking up his first guitar at 10.
It was not until 2013 that 14-year-old Josh decided that he was ready for his first public performance.
Josh took out first position with his solo performance.
2014 saw Josh become the Australian National Busking Champion from which he has had much air play on ABC Radio.
Later that year Josh released his first album “Escape from Reality”.