YA-HOO: Lex and Sid Long get a head start for this year’s Farm Fantastic Expo at the Queensland Equestrian Centre and Caboolture Showgrounds.
YA-HOO: Lex and Sid Long get a head start for this year’s Farm Fantastic Expo at the Queensland Equestrian Centre and Caboolture Showgrounds. Vicki Wood

Farm Fantastic expo boasts fun for all ages

WITH 675 exhibitors, this year's Farm Fantastic Expo from this Friday until Sunday is packed with exciting options for all ages.

Farm Fantastic Expo CEO/event manager Leanne Carius said organisers were hoping for good weather and plenty of crowds at the gate.

She said there was a new location for the expo, the Queensland Equestrian Centre and Caboolture Showgrounds.

"We have some fantastic new projects including The Great Weekend Campout and Backyard Farming and Homesteading where visitors can learn how to change their backyard into a sustainable, clean growing environment," she said.

"With retro and health being a big part of the expo you will still be able to stroll down the streets alongside our mascot Clara the Cow as well as check out the great offers from exhibitors.

"Families are a strong focus this year with a first-class parents' room and plenty for children to see and do including Clara's Farm Kids' Act

ivity Centre and the animal arena and nursery.

"You will still get a great taste of adventure, retail experience, professional services, farming and machinery, great entertainment and the gourmet food at Destination Food, a huge new food pavilion with gourmet and local producers, cooking demos and sampling all in one expo location in the Phyllis Embrey Pavilion."

She said the food pavilion would have more than 40 stalls for a variety of local food and wine producers.

One of the highlights is the Long Yard Beef sausage-making competition.

The offerings including nutrition and yoga in the Body and Health Centre, poetry on the Caboolture Historical Village Stage, a rockabilly retro fashion parade in Rockabilly Centre and even a donkey show in the Stockman's Arena.

Ms Carius said organisers continually looked at the latest trends to keep the expo fresh.

"We also listen to what feedback we are getting from our visitors and exhibitors," she said.

"I would like to thank our sponsors and supporters for 2014, as well as the farm team.

"This is going to be a huge event for the community."



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