A crowd of about 7,000 people made their way to the Broken Hill racecourse over the two day event, which was held on May 4 and 5.
Agfair Chairman Kevin Taylor says while this was slightly down on the crowd of 8,000 people at the 2016 event, it was to be expected given the tough conditions pastoralists are facing across the Western Division.
We were also a little bit down on the numbers we experienced on the Friday, which is traditionally the day the pastoralists come to Agfair,” Mr Taylor said.
“We’re putting that down to the dry conditions the pastoralists have been experiencing because quite a few of them are hand feeding so they didn’t have the opportunity to come in.”
Mr Taylor says the crowd numbers surged on Saturday, with a combination of Broken Hill locals and graziers attending the event.
We try to cater for the general public as well as the pastoralists,” Mr Taylor said.
Mr Taylor says the Agfair committee is already planning ahead for Agfair 2020 and are hoping to secure a major entertainment.
Some other changes planned for the 2020 event include improvements to the toilet blocks, as well as general site and car park improvements.
Agfair Secretary Erica Malloch said more than 300 exhibitors had sites at this year’s event, and a total of $30,000 was donated to charities, and local sporting organisations that helped at the event.
Our aim is to always give back to the sporting organisations and charities.
The rest of the money will be put towards hosting the next biennial Agfair field days, which will be held on Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd 2020