Wagin Woolorama Field Day 2015 – what you need to know and where to stay!

Wagin Woolorama Field Day 2015 – what you need to know and where to stay!

Wagin Woolorama Field Day 2015 – what you need to know and where to stay!

Wagin Woolorama Field Day has been going strong since its inception in 1972. This an annual event is held on the first weekend of March, each year. This year, the Wagin Field day will be held on the 6th and 7th of March. 2015 marks the 43rd anniversary of Wagin Woolorama Field Day.

About the Field Day

The Wagin Woolorama Field Day is on of WA’s largest regional agricultural shows. With over 350 exhibitors participating each year, it attracts more than 20,000 visitors. There are plenty of competitions and entertainment on offer, including:

  • sheep, cattle, horse and chook competitions
  • working sheep dog trials
  • fashion parades
  • art, photography and crafts competition
  • loads of free entertainment; and
  • wool handling and shearing competitions

Accommodation

Getting accommodation in and around Wagin can be a tricky during this time of the year. The best places are booked years in advance so we recommend booking as early as possible. Most exhibitors (including ourselves) stay in nearby towns such as Narrogin or Katanning. Farm stays, camping and caravan parks are other great alternatives, if you do not mind ‘roughing it out’.

FDWA metro staff who attend the Wagin Woolorama Field Day are lucky, we have area sales managers, drivers and schedulers who live close to Wagin and regularly help out with accommodation requirements. So, if you know anyone who lives in Wagin, Woodanilling, Highbury, Dumbleyung, Narrogin, Katanning, Darkan – anywhere close by really, we recommend you give them a call!

Wagin Field Day Team
FDWA’s Regional Sales Management Team

If you don’t mind staying a bit further out, The Duke of York Hotel in Narrogin has reasonably clean rooms, at very affordable prizes. The food is very decent (and portions are very generous), which helps but it is a pub so it will get noisy during weekends. Other accommodation options in Narrogin include: Albert Facey Motor Inn, Narrogin Bushalla Homestay and the Narrogin Motel.

If you want to stay directly in town there is the Wagin Motel (9861 1888), Wagin Caravan Park (9861 1177), Exhibitors Camping (9861 2242), Mitchell House (9861 2002), Morans Hotel (9861 1017) and the Palace Hotel (9861 1003).

Other useful facts and some trivia

  • Be careful driving in and out of Wagin during the Woolorama Field Day. There is an increased police presence, for everyone’s safety, however this also mean increased speed cameras – watch out for those. Especially on the outskirts of town.
  • Wagin is located 228 km’s south east of Perth, it is in the heart of Western Australia’s Great Southern Wheat Belt region.
  • Wagin is roughly, a 3 hour driver if you are coming from the city.
  • If you ever wondered what the town name means, it translates to the Emu’s Watering place!
  • The Wagin economy of is based on agriculture with wheat, barley, oats, canola and lupins being the main crops, as well as sheep and cattle production, which are prominent.
  • For more information regarding the Wagin Woolorama Field Day, visit the official website.

 

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Head office: 08 9419 6599

Postal Address: PO Box 5219,

Rockingham Beach WA 6969

Email: sales@fdwa.com.au

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