With around 60,000 visitors, Agfest is certainly one of Tasmania's premier events - in fact, it's recognised as one of the top three field days in Australia.
What is Agfest?
Agfest is an annual festival featuring agricultural and industrial demonstrations, working sheep dog trials, helicopter rides, chainsaw carving, and new product releases. It is run by the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania Inc.
Agfest is run by a volunteer committee of 30 young Rural Youth members, who are committed to making a significant contribution to agriculture, by staging the best possible event. The profits from Agfest, as well as supporting the Rural Youth Organisation, and enabling the employment of three full-time counsellors for Tasmania Rural Counselling (also administered by Rural Youth), have been channelled back into the site, to provide permanently installed Hydro power, four blocks of high quality permanent toilets, fencing, roadworks, and other cosmetic improvements. Regular working bees are held throughout the year where Rural Youth members continually work on these improvements.
It is located near Carrick, a fairly short drive from Launceston, Tasmania.
For full details, please visit the Agfest website.