Agfest committee’s hard work paying off in lead-up to Agfest 2018

Teamwork: The Agfest committee hard at work setting up the site out at Carrick ahead of the May 3-5 event. Picture: Lucy Stone
Teamwork: The Agfest committee hard at work setting up the site out at Carrick ahead of the May 3-5 event. Picture: Lucy Stone

It’s almost time for the gates to open for thousands of people streaming into this year’s Agfest.

Behind the scenes, the Agfest committee is full steam ahead, preparing the massive Carrick property to host more than 60,000 people over three days.

Chairman Owen Woolley said event planning started almost straight way after each Agfest, with feedback, new ideas, and research collected.

Research from last year brought a fresh focus this year on the equestrian showcase for the May 3-5 event, as well as improved drainage and traffic flow.

“The sense of achievement, for this to unfold and happen, you think back over all the hours of emails and phone calls and meetings, to then come here and put this event on – this is what we did it for,” Mr Woolley  said.

Agfest media and promotion manager Breeanna House said Agfest was one of the state’s “best events”, self-supported and injecting millions into the local economy.