Field days entertainment second to none

Jo FulwoodCountryman
Entertainment co-ordinator Amanda Stewart with daughter Elika.
Camera IconEntertainment co-ordinator Amanda Stewart with daughter Elika. Credit: Countryman

If you think the Newdegate Machinery Field Days are only about farming, think again. Organisers have planned an entertainment program for this year's event that is second to none and suited to all ages and tastes.

Newdegate field days entertainment co-ordinator Amanda Stewart said this year's line-up would not disappoint, and included fireworks, children's programs, music and outdoor activities.

Mrs Stewart said visitors could also taste-test their way around the field days site, experiencing delectable dishes from My Kitchen Rules contestants Emma and Andrew, The Naked Butcher and pizza king Theo Kalogeracos.

"We have chosen this line-up carefully to make sure everyone takes home some wonderful memories that will last well after the field days are over," she said.

"We want people to remember the fantastic time they had as a family at the Newdegate field days, which is important in International Year of Farming Family.

"We have aimed to present quality, intimate performances and educational opportunities that inspire creativity, rather than provide a quick thrill."

For young children, Fairy Sandie from Fremantle's Ladybird Entertainment, who specialises in exquisite face painting, storytelling, arts and crafts and special fairy performances, can be found in the kids' entertainment room in the Family Interest Display Pavilion.

Older children can experience the spectacle of Pirateman, Michael Speranza, who will be running a series of pirate workshops in a marquee on the Oval, including theatre and circus skills.

South West Bouncy Castles will be managing several bouncy castles, and Scitech will be running its mobile road show for children of all ages.

When it comes to live music, visitors can expect toe-tapping performances from Melbourne folk band Velvet Archers. "We are also proud to host Great Southern Grammar's Scottish pipe band, which will be conducting open-air performances around the field days site," Mrs Stewart said.

Climbtastic from Busselton will also be running sessions of extreme air jumping and helping youngsters to develop their rock climbing skills on a mobile rock climbing wall.

"This will appeal to parents who appreciate that kids need physical challenges that are safe and exciting," Mrs Stewart said.

The exciting Fireworks Spectacular will cap off Wednesday's events schedule, so be sure to head to the Oval at 7pm to catch all of the action.

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