Crowds pack Henty

PACKED: Crowds piles into the Henty Field Days opening day. Picture: Les Smith PUNTERS packed Henty for the launch of the annual Henty Machinery Field Days.

It was hot, dry and dusty – but that did not stop machine enthusiasts from traipsing the streets to lay their eyes on the best and latest machinery.

At the entry gates, champion wood chopper David Foster was entertaining the crowd, spreading messages about men’s health, while manipulating a huge piece of wood down to a tiny off cut.

Youngster Josh Sergeant, 9, was his latest apprentice, learning the tricks of the trade from Mr Foster as he spent an unforgettable day at Henty.

TAFE Riverina was spreading the word about agricultural careers, showing people how to judge and grade wool and determine its quality, through live demonstrations.

Hundreds packed the beer tent, as they attempted to escape the dry heat as the hot sun belted down on the flat, exposed land.

Wagga duo Hey Fiddle Diddle engaged the crowd with a variety of Irish folk, blue grass, classical and jazz songs, that got audience members’ toes tapping.

The remaining two days of the largest field show in the Southern Hemisphere promise jam-packed fun.

As the tag line goes, “there’s nothing like it anywhere.”

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