Murrumbateman is a rural village, 20 minutes north of Canberra. It is the home to the Canberra Wine District, a popular tourist attraction for visitors and Canberra local's.
Once a year the town comes to life and more than 20,000 people of all ages visit the Murrumbateman Field Days to see over 400 exhibitors. This year is the 37th year of the event, with popularity growing each year.
Held over a weekend, it is a time for the local rural community to get together to compare farming techniques and look at the newest range of tractors and machinery.
For city slickers it is the perfect opportunity to learn about local industries in the area and teach kids about rural life and where food comes from. Kids will be able to pet baby animals in the Children's Farmyard and be entertained by rides and amusements.
Source: Murrumbateman Field Days website
There will also be live entertainment, lifestyle and home improvement exhibits, local produce and wine tastings. The Village Green will have a range of foods to enjoy provided by community groups such as local churches, schools, Rural Fire Service and Lions Clubs.
In the Spotlight on the Region marquee, check out produce from local food producers and local wineries. You may be able to try chocolates from Robyn Lowe Chocolates, a highlight of the food and wine tours in the Murrumbateman region.
There will also be artworks to admire, equestrian horses to watch, food to taste and exhibitors displaying a broad range of wares to buy.
For exhibitors there are awards to win for the best exhibitors of Livestock, Agricultural Educational stands, House and Home Products, Environmental Sustainability, Horticultural Products, Lifestyle and Machinery. The range of exhibitors at the Field Days are sure to impress, intrigue or delight.
For details on Exhibitors, check out the Murrumbateman Field Days website and Facebook. It is cheaper to buy tickets online and for families, children under 12 are free.
After your day out at the Murrumbateman Field Day, why not check out the wineries in the district before you go home. With so many award winning wineries on our doorstep, it is almost impossible to leave the area empty handed.
If you love pizza, take a trip out to Four Winds Vineyard for delicious wood fired pizzas to enjoy outside by the vines. Four Winds serve three pizzas; a potato & gorgonzola, BBQ chicken (our family favourite) and salami with black olives each weekend. With beautiful wines, pizza and beers available, it is one way to finish off a fun day out in Murrumbateman.