Tractors, trailors and a few furry animals, it’s no wonder people flocked to the small village of Murrumbateman for the annual field days.
While attendance figures are yet to be finalised, Manager of the Murrumbateman Field Days, Bill Chapman is confident the number nearly doubled last year’s Saturday attendance. On Saturday morning, visitors began piling behind the entrants gates, stacked like matchbox cars along the Barton for the 38th anniversary of the popular event.
“I think this year we got lucky with the weather,” Mr Chapman said. “The weather has been so bad that I think people didn’t attend other field days and waited for ours. I also think what attracts them is that we have something for everyone, we’re not just about farming machinery, we entertain and create inclusion for the whole family.”
Each year the field days raise funds for local charities, last year it was around $100,000. Mr Chapman says he is sure they have raised more this year.