Australia's largest field day, AgQuip, moved to November 2021 after Sydney COVID-19 outbreak forced postponement

SAVE THE DATE: ACM Rural Events group manager Kate Nugent. Photo: Gareth Gardner, file.
SAVE THE DATE: ACM Rural Events group manager Kate Nugent. Photo: Gareth Gardner, file.

AUSTRALIA'S largest agricultural field days has a new date, after organisers were forced to postpone AgQuip's from August as the recent COVID-19 crisis escalated.

AgQuip will now go ahead on November 16, 17 and 18, with organisers looking forward to bringing an event "like never before".

ACM Rural Events group manager Kate Nugent said in the face of current COVID uncertainty, it was important for them to consult with exhibitors and key stakeholders before making the final call.

"We have been encouraged to make a call on new AgQuip dates this calendar year, as we know without the exhibitors we have no show," she said.


"We all understand no timing will be ideal for us at the end of this year, however, every effort and emphasis will be placed on marketing AgQuip 2021 to a broader regional audience.

"Whilst AgQuip will be in the midst of harvest, we are hopeful the timing maximises our opportunity to offer all a super-charged attendance feeling confident and safe - and incentivising purchases on the field in a conducive rural environment over the days of this special event."

Organisers will continue to monitor the federal and state government advice on mass gatherings and continue discussions with NSW Public Health and the NSW Police to plan its COVIDSafe registered outdoor business event in November.

ACM Rural Events made the difficult decision to postpone the event last week, stating it was crucial to give the 620 exhibitors, suppliers and contractors enough time to rearrange plans.

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