Tradies welcome farmers
A new ‘‘tradie’’ exhibition in Shepparton has been expanded this year to include interests for farmers.
Co-organiser Craig Blizzard said the event, which has been growing since its inception three years ago, had been so successful that people were asking why it couldn’t be shaped to include farmers.
‘‘Farmers and tradies have a lot in common,’’ Mr Blizzard said.
‘‘A tradie’s life is pretty physical. Farmers are often called on to build, make and repair things.’’
This year’s Tradies and Farmers Day will be held at the Shepparton Showgrounds on February 24 between 11 am and 6 pm and will include trade displays and stalls with workwear, cars, trucks, tractors, motorbikes, tyres and vans.
On the recreational side there will be boats and a drone display.
Patrons can also book a seat at the tradies sports show, which will feature guest speaker Rex Hunt and $4000 worth of giveaways.
The event started three years ago with just six stalls in a shed and has now grown to 34.
‘‘The tradies have been pushing us to make it bigger, so here we are,’’ Mr Blizzard said.
The event is a fundraiser for the Shepparton United Football and Netball Club.
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