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Small Farm Field Day


Sun 26 May 2019, 9:00am–4:30pm

Where: Gidgegannup Showgrounds, 2171 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup, WA East

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Per Adult: $10.00
  • Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Regions All Inclusive Cost: $145.00
  • Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Regions All Inclusive Cost - Slow Food Members : $130.00
  • Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Regions All Inclusive Cost - Early Bird: $135.00
  • Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Regions All Inclusive Cost - Slow Food Members - Early Bird: $120.00
  • Long Table Lunch & Entry Fee: $80.00
  • Long Table Lunch & Entry Fee - Slow Food Members: $70.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: chevparx

Small Farm Field Day:

Gates open at 9:00am. 16 and under free. No dogs permitted. Free parking.

This year, the Honey Festival joins us and there will be talks, demonstrations, competitions and special activities for children. A great day and we are so pleased to welcome them. The Slow Food Movement will again be with us and have an exciting programme planned as well as their Long Table Lunch. If you have friends in town they might want to join the bus trip up to Gidge.

Come and join Slow Food Swan Valley and Eastern Regions at the SFFD for a great day full of information, amazing food and fun for everyone. Travel comfortably on our tour coach, stop for Wine & Sparkling tasting at Garbin Estate Wine and view a Bee pollen processing operation at Saxonbee Enterprises before heading up to Gidgegannup Showgrounds. Enjoy a delicious 4-course honey infused long table lunch, created by our Slow Food Chefs.

For more information, call Christine on 04 5821 2528. We will also have a blender bike where kids can have fun making their own smoothies from rescued fresh fruit.

As you can see, there is a strong emphasis on Honey this year but there is an amazing programme again. There will be dance—the Wadumbah Aboriginal Dance Group and also the Mad Tatters with their Morris dancing and fantastic costumes. There are camel rides and pony rides. The camel train this year will be joined by the Dinosaur train and the walk through birds exhibition. The Mounted Games will be on in the arena again. There will be Goats, Sheep, llamas, cattle and, of course, the Alpaca Show and Sale. The Bullsbrook Poultry Club will be having a display and giving talks in the Poultry Pavilion.

Lots of advice in the Livestock area on how to look after the wellbeing of your livestock and some of the regulations that are required by the Department of Agriculture. The Discovery Trail will be there for the children along with the Bush Verandah potting paradise with Matthew Lunn and his helpers. There are worm farms, snakes, Critters up Close, Animal Farm, Working Dogs. Entertainment in the Café/Entertainment area Puppeteers and Music.

There will be talks from Chris Ferreira, Deryn Thorpe, Daryl Hardie, Alain Fabregue, Tim Eva, and talks on Native Bees and Bee Keeping. Dr. Grant Richards will be giving advice on Poultry in the Machinery area.

Along with this there are all our great exhibitors with Machinery, Wine, Produce, and a huge range of other things. Also amazing food from local groups and our exhibitors. The Woodturners Association of WA will also be back again. Our Small Landholders’ Marquee will have Matthew Lunn in charge and lots of advice on how to manage your acreage in a sustainable way.

A day full of entertainment, advice and fun for everyone.