Hosted at its purpose-built site at the Wimmera Events Centre at Longerenong near Horsham in western Victoria, the event has grown into one of country Australia’s largest agricultural and agribusiness trade shows.
The Field Days is a showcase of the latest developments in farming practice, machinery, equipment, technology and services. The Field Days committee has maintained a long-term charter to foster innovation and development in primary production and agribusiness.
A group of regional Wimmera farmers and agricultural association members visited the Field Days held at Orange NSW in 1962. Upon return a Field Days committee was formed and a decision was made to host the inaugural Wimmera Machinery Field Days for two days in the first week in March in 1963 on a site provided by Longerenong Agricultural College.
There were approximately 80 exhibitors in attendance, a significant machinery demonstration program was carried out and over 3000 people visited. It is now Victoria’s longest running Field Days and Australia’s premier broad acre and machinery focused event.