Agfest comes but once a year… but is planned for over months. Agfest is the biggest rural show, run by all of the local Rural Youth groups who put in massive hours in planning and organising, as well as staying on site for the 3 day duration of the festival. (I’ve heard the parties at night are pretty spectacular…) Anything to do with agriculture is on show – massive machinery, the sweetest lambs you ever saw, clothing for farmers (and wannabes), food, crafts from wool, wood, whatever. It’s all there.
Agfest as traditions as well. The main tradition is that it always rains. Always. So, the flow on tradition – new gumboots (or wellies). I didn’t own a pair of these delightful feet covers, so had to skip off to buy a very fancy pair in a leopard skin print. Hats, and beanies are necessary too, but I had a lovely striped, pink number so was set – until I saw the serious head gear everyone else had, so slipped mine into my backpack. Better to be wet than weird, right?
By skipping the machinery that wouldn’t fit into my veggie patch, we managed to cover the rest of the festival in one day of pretty solid walking. Let me take you to Agfest – without the need to buy new gumboots.