NQ Field Days returns with support from TCC

Date published: 30 March 2022

NQ Field Days will be returning to Townsville with an expected 10,000 visitors after a six-year hiatus with support from Townsville City Council.

The agricultural industry event will receive a fee waiver of $12,431 from Council towards the use of Reid Park.

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said NQ Field Days was a chance for industry professionals to gain valuable insights into the new technologies and services available in the agricultural sector.

“Business and industry groups head to Field Days to learn about the sector’s newest innovations as well as to make invaluable connections with other industry specialists,” Cr Greaney said.

“Field Days is a hub of activity, with information exchanges, sales deals and contract signings. Participating in the event is an opportunity for local businesses to make the most of the travelling visitors who come from across the state to attend the two-day event.”

Cr Greaney said NQ Field Days would draw much-needed visitors into Townsville.

“This year’s Field Days are expected to draw up to 10,000 residents and visitors to the event, which will include groups who have travelled from out of town. This will provide a boost to local traders, attraction, accommodation and hospitality operators,” she said.

“With more than 1,600 participants expected, including 200 volunteer opportunities, this is looking like two great days out with plenty of new agricultural technologies and services to discover.”

NQ Field Days will be held on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 April 2022 at Reid Park.