PREPARATIONS for the Rotary FNQ Field Days are well underway and the organising committee is taking extensive steps to ensure that this year's event will be record breaking, safe and fun for all exhibitors and visitors.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 more than 12 months ago, the organising committee has been hard at work implementing a range of new and improved safety measures that meet government standards.
For the first time ever online ticket sales will be introduced, allowing for contact tracing as well as a faster and more streamlined entry into the event at the Mareeba Rodeo Grounds on May 26, 27 and 28.
Other measures that will be in place include wide and open laneways, social distancing and hygiene stations positioned across the grounds for all to use.
Rotary FNQ Field Days chairman Trevor Duncan strongly encouraged all those attending this year to book their ticket online prior to arriving.
"We've contracted a large IT company to help out with the online booking, the experience is simple and easy to get your ticket," Mr Duncan said.
"For anyone attending, all you need to do is visit the Rotary FNQ Field Days website, follow the ticket link and purchase a ticket for the day you'd like to attend.
"We have created a step-by-step video also on the website to assist people.
"Simply print that ticket or save it to your phone and it will be scanned on your way through the gates on the day. It's as simple as that. The process for entering into the gates on the day will be much quicker for our patrons."
- Machinery, new and old, on show at Mareeba
- Top quality cattle for Rotary FNQ Field Days sale
- Earthmoving skills on show at Rotary FNQ Field Days
A long list of crowd favourites will be returning to the Rotary FNQ Field Days this year, including the mighty tractor pull, emergency services mock rescues, health and wellbeing pavilion, family and kids area, new release machinery, and agriculture technology and innovation.
The Rotary FNQ Field Days is joint initiative between the Rotary Clubs of Atherton and Mareeba is held biennially, raising money for both clubs which is distributed throughout the community.
The most recent field days in 2019 raised a record $220,000.
- For more information, and to purchase a ticket, visit www.fnqfielddays.org.au