AgroTrend back soon

An­nual event will fea­ture some small changes

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

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.

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