Ag Day promises fun for all

Hand reared pet lambs, goats, calves and chickens are a big drawcard for Ag Day.

Fundraising will take a back seat at the Dairy Flat School Ag Day on Saturday October 17.

PTA chair Elizabeth Cotter says the emphasis this year will be just on “kids having fun”.

“With all the disruptions that Covid 19 has brought, we thought that providing a fun day for everyone, especially the children, should be our priority,” Elizabeth says. “Any money that is raised will go toward playground games.”

The event, which has been held annually since 1938, normally attracts between 2000 and 3000 visitors.

Traditionally, the emphasis of Ag Day has been on the caring and rearing farm animals, and events will start with animal events featuring lambs, goats, calves and chickens.

There are also mystery seed, scarecrow and block construction competitions.

“We’ll be sharing the school hall with the election day voting booth so that’s a bit different this year.

People will also be encouraged to use hand sanitiser, wear masks and follow the Covid precautions.”

Elizabeth says there will be a range of food stalls including the “famous” lamb spit, quad bike and pony rides, a jumping castle and white elephant sale.

“The day wouldn’t happen without the support of the community and we owe a special thanks to the Earwaker family that has for many years provided parking on their property.”


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