August 24th and 25th 2016
The Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days is an agricultural expo located in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia. The event has continually expanded over the past 50 years to become the most successful and largest event of its kind in the state. With a strong reputation, which is widely recognised throughout Australia, the Dowerin Field Days are now classed as being among the three largest agricultural machinery events in the country.
The small Wheatbelt community swells from a population of less than 700 to over 24,000 throughout the two days in August. The number of exhibitors continues to grow each year and reached a historic 670 in 2014. Exhibitors and visitors travel from all over the state, country and increasingly overseas.
The Field Days provide businesses, offering a wide range of products and services, with an opportunity to showcase their capabilities and promote their brand to a targeted audience. Exhibitors range from manufacturers and distributors of farm machinery and allied equipment, rural services, information technology to a wide range of lifestyle and leisure products and services. The Dowerin Field Days are a valuable shop window to the farming community.
The outstanding efforts from members of the community in contributing time, energy and expertise, ensures visitors and exhibitors enjoy the benefit of a well organized and professional managed event. As a not-for-profit community owned and operated event, income generated is injected back into Dowerin and surrounding towns, contributing to the success and survival of the region. The event is symbolic of rural communities helping themselves.
In recognition of the extraordinary efforts of the Dowerin community in establishing and maintaining this unique event, the Committee has involved themselves in promoting the event beyond the agricultural context, to acknowledge its importance to regional tourism. As a result the event has won several tourism awards at a state and national level. After taking out the WA award for “Significant Local Festivals and Special Events” in 1995, the Dowerin Field Days went on to win the National award in the same category and then proceeded to be the winner of the category again in 1996 and 1997. In 1998 the Dowerin Field Days was inducted into the Sir David Brand Tourism Awards Hall of Fame.
August 24th & 25th 2016
August 30th & 31st 2017
August 29th & 30th 2018