The mini city that is Fieldays® is back at Mystery Creek from 12-15 June 2019 featuring four days of education, innovation, health & wellbeing, local cuisine and bargains galore.
1,059 exhibitors will be spread across 1,559 sites featuring the latest machinery, technology, products, services and innovations covering all facets of our country’s primary industry.
Careful planning has been done by the event’s organisers to group together exhibitors into related areas to also help visitors navigate the extensive site. Precincts include Dairy, Horticulture, light Commercial Vehicles, Forestry, Property, Heavy Equipment, Tractors and Fencing, Outdoor Apparel and Rural Living.
Other areas popular with visitors include the Innovations Centre, Kitchen Theatre, Pantry Marquee, Careers and Education hub, Health and Wellbeing hub and the Agricultural Heritage Village.
An area that has had a boost this year is the Village Green. Centrally located in the heart of Fieldays, the Village Green has been redesigned to create a space to sit back and relax and process all the information you come across onsite. The space will come to life with a mix of endless entertainment from great musicians, outstanding speakers and key Fieldays events happening on stage throughout the day.
Fieldays Rural Catch is back for 2019 giving eight single rural-based kiwis the chance to get off farm, meet some great people and experience Fieldays in a unique way. The National Excavator Competition returns, along with the crowd favourites Fieldays Tractor Pull and Fencing competition and the STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® competition.
If it’s the latest in innovations that you want to see, you can’t go past a visit to the Fieldays Innovation Centre. Entrants in the prestigious Fieldays Innovation Awards display their innovations for the public to catch a glimpse into the technology that could change the future of farming.
Family entertainment can be found throughout the site with a petting zoo, vintage tractor displays, Doug the Digger, and family friendly activities in the Heritage Village including; blacksmiths farrier demonstrations, spinning, weaving and felting activities.
The new Herringbone Restaurant, Café and Bar will be serving up some great local produce and refreshments, creating a great chance to catch up with friends and family, sit down, relax and reflect on the day.
Visitors will get to experience Fieldays in a new way this year with the Fieldays Explorer band which acts as a personal business card. Pick yours up at the gate, register it on the app, with an exhibitor or onsite and head off to enter competitions and sign up for information. By registering your band, you go in the draw to win a brand-new Isuzu D-Max Ute with some other great prizes also up for grabs.
The Official Fieldays App has been improved for 2019 with the same great features including saving your favourite exhibitors, routing around the site, planning your day via the timetable and pinning your car. This year you’ll be able to save your ticket to the app and access your Fieldays Explorer band content that is retrieved during the event.
Whether you’re coming to Fieldays to buy some new machinery, learn about the industry’s latest innovations, hear from the celebrity chefs in the Kitchen Theatre, book a mole map or compete in a fencing or logging competition – there’s something for everyone.
Tickets are on sale now, head to Fieldays.co.nz, download the app and join us in June for Fieldays 2019.
Fieldays is based on a 114-hectare site at Mystery Creek 10 minutes from Hamilton and is the largest agricultural event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Fieldays draws people from around the globe – both as exhibitors and visitors. In 2018 Fieldays celebrated its 50th event and saw 130,866 people visit the event, generating $492M in sales revenue for New Zealand businesses.
Fieldays is run by New Zealand National Fieldays Society, a charitable organisation founded in 1968 for the purpose of advancing primary industry.
For more information head to www.fieldays.co.nz