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.