The National Agricultural Fieldays is starting tomorrow, it’s the largest agricultural show in the Southern Hemisphere and I’m heading along to check it out.

Here are my tips if you are attending Fieldays.

Be prepared for changing weather
Check the weather forecast beforehand and make sure you have a raincoat handy, you never know what it’s going to be like.

Wear good footwear
You’ll be on your feet for a lot of the day at Fieldays, so make sure you wear something comfortable. If it’s raining there is going to be a lot of mud. Make sure you have gumboots .

Take a bag
Having a bag can help your arms out, nothing worse than carrying a lot of stuff around during the day. Make sure it is large enough for your gear, and any potential purchases you may make.

Have a plan with other people
If meeting up with people or already going with other people, make a plan of where you will meet, or if you get separated, there are a lot of people at Fieldays and it can sometimes be a challenge to find people.

Make a list
Make a list beforehand of the types of things you’d like to look at, or suppliers you already know and want to talk to.

Look at the Fieldays website to see all of the exhibitors, or even better do it on the official Fieldays app where you can favourite them, and the app will help you find them on the day.  And you can use it to mark where your car is in the car park making it easy to find at the end of the day.

No matter if you have been before, or this is your first time, having a plan really can help you have a great day.

Take some water
Nothing worse than getting dehydrated, make sure you keep your fluids up, especially with all the walking.

Have a good time
Being patient and expecting crowds should be your mindset before going in. Have a look at things, check the schedule of what’s happening and have a great Fieldays experience.

What are your tips for Fieldays?  Let me know in the comments below.