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7 June, 2021

Field Days labelled huge success

THE Rotary FNQ Field Days have been labelled a huge success with thousands of people taking part in festivities during the three days of the iconic event at the Mareeba Rodeo Grounds.

By Michael Warren

Thousands walked through the gates during this year’s Rotary FNQ Field Days.

THE Rotary FNQ Field Days have been labelled a huge success with thousands of people taking part in festivities during the three days of the iconic event at the Mareeba Rodeo Grounds. 

Locals and visitors from far and wide enjoyed an array of activities including 4WD off road demonstrations, tractor pulls, working machinery displays, caravan safety presentations and mental health seminars. 

The largest field days in Northern Australia experienced mixed weather with organisers already turning their attention to how they can deliver an even bigger and better event in 2023. 

“The feedback has been exceptional, the patrons that have spoken to me have expressed how much they enjoyed the field days this year,” Rotary FNQ Field Days chairman Trevor Duncan told The Express

“As usual the tractor pull was very popular while the boar buster demonstrations were also a crowd favourite. 

More broadly a lot of the exhibitors also reported that they experienced excellent traffic over the three days as well.” 

The ‘are you bogged’ presentations proved particularly popular with regionally based males taking the time to learn about how to positively manage their mental health and maintain a positive outlook on life. 

“I’ve had a few people mention to me just how much they enjoyed the ‘are you bogged presentations’, which is excellent because they are so worthwhile going to,” Mr Duncan said.

 “Any loss of life is tragic, so to have a presentation at the Field Days that help rural men is a real positive for us. Mary does an excellent job with those presentations.” 

The money raised at the Field Days goes straight back into the community with both Mareeba and Atherton Rotary Clubs splitting the share to assist a range of chosen charities and organisations.  


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