Small Farm Field Day

Well, another Small Farm Field Day has come and gone.  The “Weather Gods” were kind and from what we heard it was a great day for one and all.

The next “Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day” will be held at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds on Sunday 25 May 2025.

A great day full of information and fun for everyone. Come along and enjoy the day in the fabulous setting of Gidgegannup just 15 minutes from Midland.

Gidgegannup is a great community which holds two main events a year.  The Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day is on the last Sunday of May each year and the Gidgegannup Agricultural Show, which is held on the last Saturday of October each year.   As the advertising for the Show starts in May this can cause some confusion.   If you are an exhibitor or stallholder, please ensure you are clear which event you are applying for as this makes life simpler for everyone.   If you have feedback or suggestions on this please do let us know as we appreciate all input.

Email to:  admin@gidgegannup.info

Until the 2025 information becomes available in early 2025 we will leave the 2024 information and links below as a general guideline.

The 2024 Prospectus is available below as a pdf document link..

Being an Exhibitor at the Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day brings many benefits.

We look forward to welcoming back previous exhibitors and to meeting those who will be contributing for the first time.

The Exhibitor Application form for 2024 (you can enter your details into this form) is now available in the link below:

Advertising for the 2024 Programme is now available in the link below:

The 2024 Programme and other documents are now available.  See the links below:

2024 online bookings are now available.   The link to the Humanitix booking page is shown below:

visitors

“Thank you to all for your support last year – we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

The Field Day Committee”

Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day is the place where those living and working on small farms in the agricultural sector can come together at the one time to view and compare from a selection of products and services designed for efficient farming and rural practices. Also for those who want to see if this is the life they would like and have some fun finding out.

Some of our history is shown in the information and photos below:

Madjitil Moorna
Madjitil Moorna at the 2015 Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

 

Ricky Possum
Ricky Possum at the 2015 Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day

 

Beyond Gardens Team
Beyond Gardens Team

 


Experience Gidgegannup

madjitil moorna choir

Madjitil Moorna

This is a recent photo of the Madjitil Moorna choir with George Walley leading from the mandolin.

The occasion above was the commemoration of Yaburgurt (George) Winjan, a significant figure in Mandurah during early colonisation, on the 100th anniversary of his death.

Madjitil Moorna website..

mad tatters morris dancers

Mad Tatters Morris Dancers are women & men who perform traditional & vigorous dances from English villages along the Welsh border. Dressed in colourful “tatter coats”, we dance with sticks & bells accompanied by musicians playing melodeons, whistle & drum. It’s like bush dancing, but much more fun! Mad Tatters website..

Mad Tatters Morris Dancers
Mad Tatters Morris Dancers

ag department education trailer

Department of Agriculture Education Trailer

Chris Ferreira

Chris Ferreira

Chris Ferreira has been a leading exponent of sustainable land management in WA for the last 22 years. He specializes in sustainable waterwise and energy efficient gardening, landscaping and landcare. He runs his own award winning company Landcare Solutions which specializes in environmental design, management, education and media.

Chris Ferreira bio..

bee gardening with matthew lunn

After last year’s successful gardening experience for the family with “Potting Paradise”, this year join Matthew Lunn for another potting experience as the kids learn all about bees in the garden and learn how to create a bee garden and what bees see, smell and how they make honey.

Matthew is a familiar radio gardening personality within the community, as he can be heard on Curtin Fm 100.1 every Saturday morning presenting “Let’s Talk Gardening”. This he has done for 14 years.

Matthew Lunn
Matthew Lunn

Living locally with his family in Mount Helena he first came involved with the SFFD last year and quickly turned “Potting Paradise” into a friendly family hands-on experience where children and parents could pot away and learn all about making plants grow. It was a planting success with many coloufully painted pots leaving the show.

This year Matthew wants to combine his love of bee keeping with plants and show how both are important in our everyday lives as well as showing that bees are far more friendly than their sting makes them be.

So BEE inspired and learn all about bees with Matthew.

supporters

Experience Gidgegannup would like to thank our supporters:

Countryman Newspaper
Proudly sponsored by the City of Swan
Mundaring Bendigo Bank

a fun and informative day out for families

Small Farm Field Day
Photo courtesy of Countryman Newspaper
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