AgroTrend back soon
Annual event will feature some small changes
BUNDABERG’S annual agricultural, lifestyle and leisure event returns in less than two weeks.
AgroTrend was first held in 1978 and has had an agricultural and horticultural audience principally from the Wide Bay-Burnett, but also attracts visitors from overseas.
Event organiser Col Reynolds said this year’s event would be similar to past ones with a few changes to cater for the wider community.
“This is right on our doorstep and will be very affordable with something for everyone,” Mr Reynolds said.
“People come from all over the place – you just don’t realise who is wandering around.
“There will be 25–30 different industries attending with companies such as Waterfind Australia coming all the way from Adelaide.”
Mr Reynolds said another drawcard would be the Queensland Alpacas Colourbration Show, which was only held once a year in each state.
“We will get to see the different colours of alpacas and it’s just fantastic they chose to hold the show here this year,” he said.
He said AgroTrend would be held on May 15 and 16 at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct and encouraged the community to go along.
“A lot of big events in the area are not staying alive so we hope everyone can come along and support this to keep it here,” Mr Reynolds said.
“Gone are the days of just agriculture – we have broadened what’s on offer.
“It’s now also lifestyle and leisure along with the agriculture so definitely something for everyone.”
Bundaberg’s McDonald Murphy Machinery manager Ross Cheshire said he liked the experience AgroTrend had given him in the past and looked forward to the event.
“We display the latest tractors and machinery each year,” he said.
“We get a lot of exposure and really look forward to it.”
Along with displays, there will be a variety of entertainment including Bundaberg Country Music, snake displays and camel rides.