Otago Field Days

Staying warm are (from left) Graham Denize, of Oamaru, Ashley and Richard Robinson, of Dunback. Photos: Ella Stokes
Staying warm are (from left) Graham Denize, of Oamaru, Ashley and Richard Robinson, of Dunback. Photos: Ella Stokes
Stephanie McCullough, of Temuka, keeps warm from head to toe.
Stephanie McCullough, of Temuka, keeps warm from head to toe.
Safely under cover in the tent are Bevan Lawson (left) and Jake Hickmott, from Rangiora.
Safely under cover in the tent are Bevan Lawson (left) and Jake Hickmott, from Rangiora.
An umbrella was an essential for James Cleghorn, of Dunedin, at the Otago Field Days last Friday.
An umbrella was an essential for James Cleghorn, of Dunedin, at the Otago Field Days last Friday.
Sue Harvey, of Hampden said cheese rolls and soup were extra popular on the cold day.
Sue Harvey, of Hampden said cheese rolls and soup were extra popular on the cold day.
Sarah Sharp, of Waynestown, flaunts a coat from the label Lapin made by Dunedin designer Jane Avery.
Sarah Sharp, of Waynestown, flaunts a coat from the label Lapin made by Dunedin designer Jane Avery.
Stefan Sharp, of Waikouaiti, shows off one of the male jackets from Lapin made by Dunedin designer Jane Avery.
Stefan Sharp, of Waikouaiti, shows off one of the male jackets from Lapin made by Dunedin designer Jane Avery.

The Palmerston Saleyards come to life last Friday and Saturday with tents, people, machinery and more for the third annual Otago Field Days.

Although the weather wasn’t flash on Friday, the sun shone on Saturday to draw  more people through the gates.

Otago Field Days chief executive officer Paul Mutch said over 4000 people visited, which they were happy with.

‘‘If we can survive the cold weather, we can survive anything.’’

‘‘Despite it [the weather] on Friday, exhibitors still did very good business.’’

This year there were almost 200 exhibitors, more than for the two previous events.

Mr Mutch said he was already busy planning  next years’ event.  Every exhibitor from this year said they would be back and some wanted bigger sites.

Reporter Ella Stokes went along on Friday to soak up the Field Day ambience.

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