Organisers of Tasmania's premier agricultural field day Agfest are waiting with bated breath to see if an easing of restrictions will be in place in time before the event to increase crowd capacity.
It comes as frustration grows among the school community and general public about the lack of tickets available.
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday Agfest days have already sold out and Rural Youth made the decision to reduce the number of student tickets available this year in favour of paying ticket-holders.
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Rural Youth media and promotions spokesman Dylan Bellchambers said Rural Youth understood the frustration, however the decision to scale back the number of school tickets was made in January.
"We really like to promote agriculture to students and we spend a lot of time working to create a positive experience for the students, with things like our tailor-made stamp trail," he said.
"However, it was a difficult decision we had to make, considering school students don't contribute economically to the event."
National Cabinet earlier this month agreed to implement an easing of restrictions for indoor and outdoor ticketed events. An implementation date of early May was given at the time.
The restrictions would allow 100 per cent capacity. However, no date has been set despite National Cabinet meeting again on Monday.
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In a letter to the editor, Rupertswood Farm owner and Hagley Farm School Association chairwoman Anna Clark said the cap of 10,000 people for the event was disappointing.
"We are all aware of how fortunate we are to live in Tasmania and have a government that has proactively managed to protect our best interests," she said.
"However, as other states slowly and safely open up again, Tasmania appears to stand rigid to our earlier COVID-19 commitments and not adjust health restrictions accordingly."
Mr Bellchambers said if 100 per cent capacity was allowed, Rural Youth was in a position to immediately increase ticket allocation.
"If we could have more people overall at the event, we would look to increase the student numbers," he said.
Mr Bellchambers said Rural Youth would like to see the cap on numbers be set at 15,000, rather than 10,000.
A second allocation of tickets for Friday and Saturday will be released on April 22. Details available on Rural Youth social media.
There are still tickets available for Wednesday and Thursday. Agfest will be the first large-scale event in Tasmania to allow 10,000 people since the COVID-19 pandemic.