Sunny skies and strong crowds have left a smile on the face of Elmore Field Days president Derek Shotten, who celebrated record crowds at the three-day event last week.
‘‘Tuesday was the best Tuesday crowds for the last five years, and Wednesday had the best Wednesday crowds we’ve probably seen for about 10 years,’’ he said.
‘‘So we’re a pretty happy committee at the moment.’’
Falling in school holidays for the first time in three years, Mr Shotten said there’d been plenty of youngsters out at the October 3 to 5 event hosted at the Elmore Event Centre.
However, as always, it was the big toys that continued to draw the crowds.
‘‘The large machinery is always very popular, the Agriculture Pavilion with the internet-based stuff, the drones and next generation GPS has also seen great crowds,’’ Mr Shotten said.
‘‘We had the heritage draught horse guys out for a bit of yesteryear entertainment and they drew really good crowds as did the Ag Art.’’
After a couple of years of bad weather the committee ‘‘didn’t know what to do with themselves’’ with the sunny spring weather this year, a welcome change according to Mr Shotten.
With another year of the field days drawing to a close, Mr Shotten said the committee would be taking a couple of months’ break before coming back in February to plan 2018’s Elmore Field Days.