Rotary FNQ Field Days
Farm Safety · Mental Wellness · Innovation
Now over 3 days!
Held over three days in 2019 - 29th, 30th & 31st May. The multi award-winning field days is the largest field days in Northern Australia - and it's all for charity!
Open times are Wednesday 9am to 5pm, Thursday 9am to 6pm & Friday 9am to 4pm . Entry $5.00 for adults each day, children under 17 years are free. There is no discounted entry fee.
Our three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday operation is back in 2019. Our exhibitors will gain the best value for money and the opportunity to do business. The public will have plenty of time to capture all the sites, many attractions and newest in machinery and equipment.
2019 event expands
Rotary FNQ Field Days 'A meeting place for rural business'.
With a major focus on Ag Innovations, Farm Safety and Rural Mental Wellness 'the biggest asset is YOU' the 2019 field days have expanded into relevant topics for our rural industries.
All for the COMMUNITY!
The Rotary FNQ Field Days are a project of the Rotary Clubs of Atherton and Mareeba.
All monies raised are donated to charities and community.
A combined group of extremely passionate and dedicated Rotarians who come together for the purpose of raising as much money for the community, while at the same time increasing the profile for mental wellness across Australia and boosting the economy for agriculture and entrepreneur innovations.
The Rotary FNQ Field Days has grown exponentially since its conception in the mid 1980's. Run by the combined Atherton and Mareeba Rotary Clubs, the community event raised a record $220,000 in 2017.
Thank you to our partners
What to Expect
The 2019 field day event will be the biggest yet, with over 600 sites up for offer. We anticipate large crowds and have increased our parking facilities to cater for the traffic.
Planning for our varied attractions is underway, in 2019 we have a variety of engaging things to see and do, these include, (check the official program for more details):
- Our Tractor Pull is back again
- Quad Bike Rescue and Safety Demonstration
- 4WD vehicle safety demonstration
- Innovations pavilion
- Horse & Dog demonstrations
- Health & Wellbeing Pavilion
- Venomous snake pit
- Field Day BBQ with Shane Webcke
- Kids Area
- Alfresco dining family area
- Drone demonstations
- more to be announced
Feedback from exhibitors - some who have been involved with the event for more than a decade and other newcomers - is overwhelming in support, with anecdotal stories of sell out performances at the event and strong after-sales. This event has a good reputation for attracting quality customers and buyers in the gates. Our exhibitors consistently tell us that they have sold more stock onsite than many other field days they attend. The after sales continue often up to two years after the event.
The future farmers and innovation section will be ramped up in 2019 with the introduction of junior categories for primary and secondary school students. More information including entry forms here.
The Vintage Static Tractor Display showcases the old Machinery collectors from as far a ’field as the Burdekin and Biloela will be steam-rolling their way to the Rotary FNQ Field Days – ‘Tired Iron’ display enthusiast Toby Atkinson predicts the largest ever Field Days display of these wonderful old machines – many still working!