Expo of­fers tons of fam­ily fun

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The 24th an­nual Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo will start on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, and presents vis­i­tors with a chance to see the lat­est in farm ma­chin­ery and im­ple­ments, learn about emerg­ing farm­ing trends and en­joy the many de­lights that a ru­ral life­style can of­fer.

Dur­ing its three days, or­gan­is­ers ex­pect an at­ten­dance of about 40 000 to visit the expo site to browse the of­fer­ings of more than 500 ex­hibitors and soak up the at­mos­phere of one of Australia’s largest farm­ing and ru­ral life­style show­cases.

‘‘The expo is a proud cel­e­bra­tion of what re­gional Vic­to­ria is all about,’’ expo founder Colin Stray said.

‘‘While there’s a core fo­cus on agri­cul­ture, it also em­braces a host of at­trac­tions and en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily, in­clud­ing the best in lo­cal food and wine, coun­try crafts, an in­ter­na­tional chain­saw carv­ing chal­lenge, steam en­gine ex­hibits and hun­dreds of an­i­mals.’’

For vis­i­tors seek­ing

in­forma- tion on the more al­ter­na­tive farm­ing trends around, the expo will throw a spot­light on camel farm­ing and the po­ten­tial that may ex­ist to de­velop a more ex­pan­sive camel milk in­dus­try for Vic­to­ria.

Among the many ad­di­tional at­trac­tions at the 2015 Expo, vis­i­tors can ex­pect to see:

Hun­dreds of an­i­mals — cat­tle, sheep, goats, pigs, chooks and more.

The CraftAlive ex­hibit, fea­tur­ing fine needle­work, patch­work, quilt­ing and jew­ellery.

●●Build­ing sys­tems for farm and home. Tim­ber crafts in Tim­ber­land. The lat­est in al­ter­na­tive power gen­er­a­tion equip­ment for do­mes­tic and farm use.

Steam-pow­ered en­gines pumps. Com­pe­ti­tions and give aways. The Sey­mour Al­ter­na­tive Farm­ing Expo will be held from Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 20, to Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 22, from 9 amto 5 pm daily at Kings Park, Tal­la­rook St, Sey­mour.

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