Welcome to Henty Machinery Field Days, home of Australia’s premier mixed farming event. Located in the heart of the nation’s food bowl in southern NSW, Henty Machinery Field Days is an agribusiness supermarket attracting more than 60,000 visitors each year. Henty Machinery Field Days is now regarded as southern Australia’s single biggest agricultural event, showcasing the latest in machinery and farm equipment, outdoors and camping products, farm produce, agronomy, country lifestyle, government and health services, agribusiness and finance services. The not-for-profit event is farmer driven and run by a board of agriculturalists from southern NSW, supported by 80-plus members of the field days co-operative. Henty Machinery Field Days celebrated 50 years in 2013 after being founded as a one-day header school at the Henty showground in 1963. The 2017 Henty Machinery Field Days on September 19-21 will feature more than 1200 sites and over 800 exhibitors on the permanent 105ha site.
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Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards
Rural and urban fashion designers and milliners are invited to showcase their talent in this year’s 14th annual Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards.
Boasting prizes valued at over $5000, the fashion awards have grown into a prestigious event attracting high profile designers, with the 2017 entries to be paraded in the Country Lifestyle marquee at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 19-21 at 1pm each day. Awards convenor Lyn Jacobsen said the Natural Fibre Fashion Awards grew from the demise of Wagga Wagga’s Golden Gown.
This competition is free and open to all designers, but the fabric in the garment must be at least 70 per cent natural fibre, which can be wool, cotton, alpaca, silk, linen or combinations. Garments are judged on visual appeal, creativity and innovation.
To be announced on the final day, the winner of the best garment made with natural fibres will receive $1000 in prize money plus a Bernina B350PE sewing machine valued at $2199, with $500 each to the winners of the best knitted or crocheted garment, millinery and accessory.
Bernina and Julia’s Fabric Boutique, Wodonga, are donating an Activa 215 sewing machine as an encouragement award for the best garment by a student designer.
People interested in entering the awards can contact Lyn Jacobsen on 0428 690 222, email email@example.com
or phone the HMFD office on (02) 6929 3305.