Brothers reminisce about their history
THOUSANDS of people have flocked to day two of the Elmore Field Days on Wednesday.
The wintry and windy conditions didn’t deter locals and visitors who continued to pile through the gates for much of the day.
Some of the day two highlights included, a vintage tractor display and sheep and wool handling demonstrations.
Elmore Field Days committee member Ron Trewick said it was good to see so many happy faces at the annual event.
“It is another good day,” he said.
“Weather-wise, the wind is not that good but as famers we are used to it.”
Mr Trewick, who has been involved with the Elmore Field Days for 50 years, said the event had grown significantly over the years.
"We only had a couple of stall holders when we first started and now we have over 700," he said.
This year the three-day event is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Committee members and stall holders who have been involved with historic event have been reminiscing about their involvement.
The McKenzie brothers, Ivan, Bruce and Ron have all been involved with the field days since its inception, 50 years ago.
Ivan said he has done some odd jobs throughout the history of the event.
“I have been the president, I have done some public relations, I have done some demonstrations and when I first started I even parked cars,” he said.
Bruce said he remembered wagging school to help his brother out in the early years of the event. “We had a lot of fun,” he laughed.
Ivan said he could never of imagined the Elmore Field Days reaching the 50 year milestone.
"I am a local famer and to see so many people from not only Victoria come to our town but people are coming from around the country as well," he said.
"It is amazing."
Ivan said he hoped the event will go on for another 50 years.
Thursday is the final day of the Elmore Field Days.
To see what is on visit www.elmorefielddays.com.au