What were you doing in 1973? It was the year the Queen opened the Opera house, the voting age went down to 18, Gala Supreme won the Melbourne Cup and Helen Reddy topped the music charts with Delta Dawn. It was also the first year AgQuip initiated in Gunnedah and became the biggest Agricultural Farm Field Day in Australia. Now in its 41st year, the three day event sees over 100,000 people through the gates from all over New England and beyond, plus 3000 exhibitors. And this year for the first time, Oak Tree is here waving our flag!
Our friendly team from New England, Village Manager Rod Sawtell and Area Manager Kate Pigram, are representing Oak Tree Tamworth, Armidale, Gunnedah and the entire portfolio of Oak Tree Villages which are largely located in, and servicing, regional Australia across four states.
The exhibitors showcase their finest products from the big (such as Silos and Tractors), to the small (such as leather purses and all things home grown). It is a one stop shop for all things primary industry, plus lots lots more.
Staying true to its roots, boosting the local economy and supporting local business, people and innovation, AgQuip is a prestigious event Oak Tree is very proud to be a part of.
“Not only is an wonderful opportunity to meet new people but it brings everyone together to learn about what’s on offer in regional Australia, without the need to go to the bigger cities.
“The event is free and there is literally thousands of things to peruse – you can waste hours here!
“Being part of AgQuip allows us to become further integrated into the local community, let people know who and where we are, meet other businesses and gain further knowledge and feedback from real people on how we can better improve what we do.”
If you are in the area, come on down and see us at our Oak Tree marquee!