Rain wont stop field day this time

The Ag-Grow Field Days will continue as planned.
The Ag-Grow Field Days will continue as planned.

IT IS full steam ahead for today's Emerald Ag-Grow Field Day, albeit belatedly, after a Monday night downpour forced organisers to postpone yesterday's proceedings.

Ag-Grow managing director Geoff Dein said they had made tentative arrangements to extend the field day schedule to Friday to compensate for the loss in trade.

"We're going to need a lot more rain to stuff this up," Mr Dein said yesterday.

On site, stalls and stall owners were relatively high and dry from the flooding rains. But out in the car park it was a different story, with continuous falls creating a mud-slicked mess and a real safety hazard for Ag-Grow visitors.

Unfazed, Dein said the show must go on, with his team of workers busily preparing new access routes to and from the site.

He said over the course of yesterday afternoon, amid driving rain, they have carted in "hundreds of tonnes" of fill to design the new routes, all of which will be clearly marked.

There is even better news yet, with signs the weather was starting to clear to allow Emerald's annual field day festivities to proceed.

"It's changed from rain to wind, which is good because hopefully it's blowing the rain away," Mr Dein said.

"We will fix the issues and it will certainly be on Wednesday."

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