Tickets are on sale for the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event. For the first time since 2019, Fieldays will be back on site from June 16-19, 2021, for what is expected to be their biggest event to date.
The building process of the little city that is Fieldays has already begun, and over a six-week time frame, around 10,000 contractors and exhibitors will be inducted into the Mystery Creek site to build Fieldays from the ground up.
New Zealand National Fieldays Society chief executive Peter Nation says the setup for Fieldays is well underway and launching ticket sales is a huge milestone for the event.
“It’s truly thrilling to see the contractors come in this week to begin the building process for Fieldays, and the sheer excitement from the public when our ticket sales launched on Monday. It shows how far we have come over the past year.
“The more than 1000 contractors that build Fieldays from scratch are pivotal to making Fieldays a world class event. They put their blood, sweat, and tears into creating an event the size of a small city. For contractors from across New Zealand, the Fieldays event provides a massive injection to their cashflows following the year 2020 when the events industry came to a grinding halt.
“With around 130,000 people attending our 2019 event, and more than 90,000 tuning into Fieldays Online last year, there are a lot of people that value Fieldays as a platform to reconnect.”
The entries for the 2021 Fieldays Innovation Awards are in, and an abundance of revolutionary and sophisticated inventions have been put forward to stake a claim to a $50,000 prize pool.
Fieldays innovations event manager Gail Hendricks, observed distinct themes surfacing in this year’s entries with a particular focus on robotics, digital programmes, apps and machine learning.
“Wide-spread issues in the primary sector, such as the shortage of labour due to Covid-19, have sparked innovations focused around helping farmers and growers make their lives easier by streamlining their processes.”
To view the Innovation Award entries and catch a glimpse into the future of the primary sector, visitors can head to the Fieldays Innovation Hub.
As an extension of the physical event, Fieldays Online will virtually host exhibitor sites and stream an engaging mix of content via Fieldays TV.
Live Fieldays TV content will be filmed in a glass studio based on the Village Green in the heart of the event, highly visible to passers-by and in a convenient location for live crosses to exhibitor sites. After the gates close at the end of the day, visitors can tune into Fieldays TV on demand.
Fieldays TV will run different series that shine a spotlight on the people that drive the New Zealand primary sector forward.
In the Fieldays Future Focus Seminar Series, presented by Farmlands, agribusiness leaders will share the latest in agritech innovation, automation trends, and other topical issues facing the industry. Our Working Life Series will showcase young professionals making it across a variety of sector roles, and the Lifestyle Series will tell the stories of small producers doing big things in the primary sector.
For those wondering what jobs are on offer, are thinking of a career change, or considering study options in the primary sector, the Careers and Education Hub, hosted by Growing NZ, is a must-visit. To ensure the Hub is accessible for students curious about a career in agriculture, there is a discount for students visiting Fieldays on an official school trip which reduces a child one-day pass to $10.
Whether you're coming to Fieldays to score a good deal, learn about the primary sector's latest innovations, catch the action at Fieldays Competitions, or get a checkup at the Health and Wellbeing Hub, there's something for everyone.
For tickets, visit: www.fieldays.co.nz