THE mini city that is Fieldays is back at Mystery Creek this week featuring four days of education, innovation, health & wellbeing, local cuisine and bargains galore.

There will be 1059 exhibitors spread across 1559 sites featuring the latest machinery, technology, products, services and innovations covering all facets of New Zealands’ primary industry.

The line-up includes a number of Eastern Bay exhibitors.

Careful planning has been done by the event’s organisers to group together exhibitors into related areas to also help visitors navigate the extensive site. Precincts include dairy, horticulture, light commercial vehicles, forestry, property, heavy equipment, tractors and fencing, outdoor apparel and rural living.

Other areas popular with visitors include the innovations centre, kitchen theatre, pantry marquee, careers and education hub, health and wellbeing hub and the agricultural heritage village.

An area that has had a boost this year is the Village Green. Centrally located in the heart of Fieldays, the Village Green has been redesigned to create a space to sit back and relax and process all the information you come across onsite. The space will come to life with a mix of endless entertainment from musicians, speakers and key Fieldays events.

Family entertainment can be found throughout the site with a petting zoo, vintage tractor displays, Doug the Digger, and family friendly activities in the Heritage Village including; blacksmiths farrier demonstrations, spinning, weaving and felting activities.

Visitors will get to experience Fieldays in a new way this year with the Fieldays Explorer band which acts as a personal business card. Visitors can pick up their band at the gate, register it on the app, with an exhibitor or onsite and head off to enter competitions and sign up for information.

By registering their band, people are in the draw to win a brand-new Isuzu D-Max Ute.

Whether visitors are going to Fieldays to buy some new machinery, learn about the industry’s latest innovations, hear from the celebrity chefs in the kitchen theatre, book a mole map or compete in a fencing or logging competition – there’s something for everyone.