Celebrating 25 years of alternative farming
The Seymour Alternative Farming Expo is back bigger and greener than ever, so round up the family and make your way down to Kings Park Recreation Reserve for a weekend of bright ideas and entertainment. To mark its 25th anniversary, the expo is going green.
The must-see event has firmly cemented its place on the farming calendar and this year is no exception with more than 500 exhibits and plenty of attractions set to delight an expected 25 000 visitors. From camels and rare British white cattle to pygmy goats and alpacas, there will be no shortage of animals for new and established farmers to discover. They are also a hit with children looking to pat a new farmyard friend. With more than 20 breeds in one location, event co-ordinator Liz Connick said the event was a great opportunity to talk directly to the breeders and get advice on the latest trends and newest products. “We have a great variety,” Ms Connick said. “For any small to medium practising farmers, the tree changer or someone new to the land, Seymour Alternative Farming Expo is where they can get all the information they need to help them decide what type of animal or breed is suitable for their farm. “If they are looking to install or upgrade their fencing or stockyards, then Seymour expo is your one-stop shop. “Our exhibitors are more than happy to demonstrate and will have their latest equipment and farming needs on site.” Visitors will be spoiled for choice when it comes to food, drink and musical entertainment at the farmers’ market and activities for the young and young at heart in the Kids Zone.