EXHIBITORS and patrons, it’s time to mark your diary for November 7 and 8 for the second Small Farm + Lifestyle Expo, to be held at the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.
This year will be bigger and better with some exciting new additions and initiatives to attract more site holders and patrons alike.
If you didn’t exhibit or attend last year, you need to this year.
What’s on show?
There will be something for everyone at the show with tractors, ride-on mowers, ag-bikes, garden tools, pumps, generators and so much more.
There will also be a strong focus on organic and sustainable living products, with everything from worm farms to solar lights and solar gates being featured.
On the lifestyle side, there will be exhibitors covering a range of leisure pursuits from water sports, pools and camping, to four wheel driving, health and tourism.
The reaction to the second expo has been very positive with many local companies and organisations committed and exhibiting the latest farm machinery, implements, power equipment and cutting edge farm technology that will be of great interest to everyone
Most of the main equipment suppliers have already taken sites again because they had a very good response last year with a lot of equipment being sold over the two days then afterwards at their dealerships.
Internal and external sites are still available and exhibitors should contact the circuit for more details.
What last year’s exhibitors said
“Over the two days we had lots of enquiry on our tractor range so we are more than happy to exhibit again,” said Anthony Blackshaw, dealer principle Class Harvest Centre, Leongatha.
“For a first event the circuit did a very good job of organising and attracting quality prospects over the two days.
“It wasn’t only farmers that attended – there were a lot of people with small land holdings and hobby farms that we don’t always get to see at the dealership so that was a real positive.
“I would say if you were thinking about exhibiting this year you should get on-board and help build this event up because it’s something we need in the region,” Anthony said.
Anne Griffin from Advanced Therapy said; “The quality of the clientele was very good. Definitely put us down for next year.”
Rob Waddell from Grand Ridge Sheep Stud said; “Free entry for children is a great idea and encourages families, the site layout worked well, press and radio promotion was well done.”
Glenda Hoskins from Taylex Industries said; “Taylex plus our distributors BPN Sales and Gippsland Wastewater Solution were all happy with the results we achieved from
Managing director of the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Fergus Cameron said; “This is the ideal way for exhibitors to build their brand awareness, generate new sales leads and prospects, not only over the two days but into the future which will benefit everyone.
“Having the Farm Expo at the end of Melbourne Cup week means there will be plenty of people around not only in the region but on the Island itself,” Fergus said.
“Every weekend is busy here so the exhibitors should expect to see a lot of patrons.
“We are also looking at introducing some family friendly activities such as a children’s animal farm, sheep dog demonstrations, face painting, shearing demonstrations and a lot more so it has a real family feel whilst also delivering quality products and prospects,” Fergus said.
Rough terrain area
A dedicated rough terrain area will allow for quad bikes, gators, ag-bikes and 4WD vehicles to be put through their paces and a working farm area will showcase the latest farm machinery, tractors, slashers and ride-on mowers.
You really couldn’t get a better setting for the Small Farm + Lifestyle Expo with easy parking and access for both exhibitors and patrons to the expansive grassed external sites being north and west of the pavilion flowing naturally into the purpose-built 2000m2 pavilion for internal sites.
The expo will be open from 9am to 4pm each day, Saturday and Sunday, November 7 and 8, and will cost $10 for adults; and is free for children 17 and under accompanied by an adult.
For further information go to www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au
For sites call Paul Coleman at the circuit on 5952 2710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org