'Fergie friends' to converge in Bendemeer

grey fergie 350x350.jpgMonday 12 March, 2018

It may be a slow way to get to Bendemeer, but it’s sure to stop traffic for all the right reasons. The sixth triennial Grey Fergie Tractor Muster and Land Rover Gathering will be held on 17 and 18 March with over 100 tractors expected to converge in the village. Land Rover also joins the convoy with models dating from series 1 onwards expected to be on display, marking the 70th anniversary of the production of the iconic vehicle.

The Muster began over a decade ago to celebrate the role tractors play in Australian agriculture. This year’s event will feature tractor treks, a Land Rover display, sheep shearing demonstrations, entertainment and a variety of market stalls as well as the Grand Parade on Saturday at 1pm.

Event Organiser Winston Doak said the event draws people from as far south as Bendigo, Victoria and as far north as Toowoomba and Brisbane and is as much a celebration of agriculture as it is a catch up with old friends.

“The event is our chance to profile agriculture and what it means to live on the land. There’s not much an old faithful tractor can’t do, and they are a crucial part of farming. Many of the tractors at the event have come straight off the farm, others are treasured vintage pieces.

“We have an exciting lineup of activities across the weekend and encourage everyone to come take a look at this family friendly event. We’ve got machinery demonstrations, market stalls, tractor events and sheep shearing, but the main event is the Grand Parade at 1pm on Saturday.”

On Sunday at 8am, visitors are invited to enjoy a breakfast with entertainment featuring ‘Two Gals’ and bush poetry.

There is a $5 admission charge, with children under 16 free.

For more event information, visit www.destinationtamworth.com.au

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