Community at heart of event

Ann RawlingsCountryman
Harrison Walker, of Wooroloo, at the Lockeridge Senior High School display.
Camera IconHarrison Walker, of Wooroloo, at the Lockeridge Senior High School display. Credit: Countryman

The unsettled weather could not stop the more than 6000 visitors trudging through the gates of this year's Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day, with organisers calling the event a success.

Field day president Jennifer Kent said while visitor numbers were down due to the weather, there was a great vibe and the feedback from exhibitors was positive. Ms Kent said highlights of the event were good humour among attendees and community support.

PICTURE GALLERY: 2014 Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day |

"With the weather being so unsettled, it was a bit of a nerve-wracking set up for the event. But the crowd still turned up with their umbrellas and wellingtons," she said.

"Exhibitors reported good interest and sales, and the demonstrations and talks were well attended."

Of particular note was the number of families present.

"The day is targeted at families and children particularly, and we are committed to providing a fun, informative and educational day as well as one that is affordable," Ms Kent said.

"So many young families want to move to their own patch of heaven and we hope to encourage them."

She said it was pleasing to see children enjoying the animals on display, and watch the youngsters participate in an interactive gardening exhibit from Matthew Lunn and The Worm Shed, where they could make a miniature worm farm.

Ms Kent said older people had also looked forward to trading with exhibitors.

"The Food and Wine Pavilion was packed and stall holders reported great sales," she said.

Ms Kent thanked event sponsors for their support.

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