Agricultural art will be on display at the Elmore Field Days from October 3 to 5 as part of the annual Ag Art Show.
A rehearsal day held last week ensured the pieces to be worn during the field days received a final test run before hitting the catwalk for the show this week.
This year the designs on display are set to wow the crowds with pieces of all shapes and sizes, with the creators of the masterpieces coming from throughout Australia and across the Tasman Sea.
‘‘It’s shaping up to be a big show this year with every site in the centre full of exhibitors, so we’ll be hoping to see the stands for our show packed to the rafters as well,’’ general interest and Ag Art Show chair Lorraine Trewick said.
‘‘If the weather can hold up well we hope to see those expectations met, especially as the field days happen during the school holidays.’’
Now in its 17th year, the event’s origins can be traced back to a conference Ms Trewick attended which gave her the spark to create the Ag Art Show for the field days.
‘‘I attended the conference in 2000 and brought back what I saw to the committee as an idea to run the show during the field days,’’ she said.
‘‘It was given the green light and first ran that year; from there it’s gone from strength to strength over the years.
‘‘It’s been a success over the years and a great drawcard for women to attend the field days, with the softer feminine touch it brings alongside the more traditional agricultural machinery and equipment.’’
The prizes supplied by local businesses and organisations in the Elmore region total $7000, which includes travel vouchers for throughout Australia for top performing designers of the show.
‘‘We are looking forward to seeing people coming along to the show for all the different designs and materials we will have being worn by the Elmore and Rochester-based models walking the catwalk.’’