Murrumbateman Field Days October 19-20, 2019

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There will be action aplenty at the Murrumbateman Field Days on October 19 and 20.

Demonstrations: Woodchopping was introduced last year. Visit www.mfdays.com for all the event info. Photos: The Land.

Demonstrations: Woodchopping was introduced last year. Visit www.mfdays.com for all the event info. Photos: The Land.

In the lead-up the organisers posted lots of teasers and info on their Facebook page.

Among them, they said that this weekend "Murrumbateman will host the biggest annual event for our region. With an expected 20,000 people on site including around 500 exhibitors, the [Murrumbateman] Field Days weekend is a country experience for the whole family."

Among their announcements - and in reference to the event's maps which you can find at www.mfdays.com/visitors - they said "We'll have sheep such as Merinos at G49, Dorpers at G70 and T46, White Suffolks at G71 and G99 and coloured sheep and their wool at T41. On The Oval, we'll have kelpies showing off their sheepherding skills.

"If you're into cattle, there'll be Galloways at B27, the Ausline Cattle Association at B24, Southern Cross Cattle at B31 while the NSW Lowline Promotions Group at B23 will have a six week old calf called Amethyst who will be up for a pat or two.

"At B28 and B29 there's alpacas and horses everywhere at the Tractor Pull there's the heavies, nearby there's pony rides and you must stop by the Sand Arena for a full weekend horse program including trick riders. If your little one is into baby farm animals, just near the oval there'll be the Children's Farmyard.

"Over at G15 there's Snake and Reptile Demonstrations and Talks - everything you didn't want to know but needed to."

Adding some more details about those trick riders on horses, "Alicia Bourke and the riders from R.A.C.E Entertainment feature in our Sand Arena program. Specialising in trick riding, they also offer lessons and clinics. R.A.C.E. is owned and run by Alicia who is the 2014 Australian Freestyle Champion."

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Woodchopping was introduced last year for the 40th event, and has been included this year with two days of demonstrations by the Hall and District Axemen's Club.

Other demonstrations include the dogs from Hawkesbury Working Kelpie Stud.

Kids aged 5 to 12 can enjoy participating in AFL Auskick, whether they're skilled at the game already or just want to try it out and have a go for the first time.

Dazzle Dance Acadamy and many others will take to the Village Green Stage through the weekend to perform their routines for you.

There are loads of educational opportunities for adults too, with talks, workshops and demonstrations.

"A new attraction [this year] will be the Rural Talks Tent. Hear Dr Stuart Williams from Yass Valley Veterinary on livestock issues and all about weed management and legislation from Local Land Services and Yass Valley Council. There'll also be talks on beekeeping, sheep, poultry and hobby wine growing with plenty of time for questions. Drop by our tent - near the oval and the woodchop."