Expo offers tons of family fun
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.