Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days
From a humble suggestion for raising funds to water a tennis court in 1964, today the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days has put Dowerin on the map as the biggest rural event in Western Australia and a "must attend" showcase for people from all walks of life. Held in Dowerin on the last Wednesday and Thursday in August this event continues to attract tens of thousands of people to the Wheatbelt.
As broadacre farming evolves and other influences make themselves felt, the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days continue a natural evolution. Technology is an essential part of broadacre farming, with the use of computers and satellite beamed information and these days, computer displays share space with farm machinery. Lifestyle farms are moving closer to centres such as Dowerin, it's possible to run many consultant type businesses from rural areas and already the ’bush change’ lifestyle has seen smaller tractors dominate farm machinery sales across Australia . Horticulture, aquaculture and olive tree farming have reached the wheatbelt, as has the production of trees, such as Blue Gums and Paulowina.
The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days will continue to encourage exhibitors to meet the trends, expectations and needs of the many diverse groups who rely on the annual event for information on the very latest developments in machinery, computers, finance, cropping and rural lifestyles. The board continues to investigate various proposals which will provide facilities and services to meet the emerging demands of a changing market place.
Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th August 2013
The success of our event is as a result of over 300 volunteers from 93 organisations working in excess of 4000 hours. As a result in excess of $48,000 goes to community groups for their projects. Click here for more information regarding the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field days.