Agfest is a renowned annual agricultural field day held in the north of Tasmania near Launceston. It was first held in 1983 and is run by the Rural Youth Organisation (RYO) of Tasmania with profits assisting Tasmania Rural Counselling.
It has grown to be the state’s largest single event ( and is the 2nd largest field day in Australia) and attracts up to 80,000 visitors to the 200 acre site.
It begins on the first Thursday in May and lasts for 3 days. The Friday is a public holiday for much of northern Tasmania.
Here are just a few of the types of things on show:
- Sheep Dog Trials
- Draught horse displays and free rides
- The Peter Brock Memorial Four Wheel Drive Track
- Working Blacksmiths
- Unique Tastes of Foods Sampling
- Dairy Feature
- Craft Pavilions
- Agricultural Machinery
- Vintage Machinery
- Steam Engines and Tractors
Free parking is available for everyone and free shuttle buses can take you from the Forster Street entrance to York Park in Launceston and other places en route.