Even though I am not a farmer, I discovered a lot to do and see. There are a large number of exhibits, displays and attractions to wander around and see to fill in the day.
I travelled down to Maitland by train, then hopped on the free shuttle bus that leaves Maitland Station on the hour every hour. It was only a short trip through Lorne to the Tocal Filed Days site, where the bus dropped of passengers at the main gate.
As I arrived at lunch time. I headed straight to the Good Food and Wine hall, where various producers had tastings and goodies for sale. A Bake and Burn Competition is also held there.
I ventured down to the huge covered arena, the home of 'Tocal on Show'. This is where the students of Tocal Agricultural Centre proudly present some of what they learn in their study courses. I was there when the Tocal Horse Course display was being prsented. This is where the Tocal Stock Horse students, together their lecturers Warwick Lawrence and Simone Harvey, displayed some of their horse education skills.
As it was afternoon tea time, I enjoyed some coffee and fresh scones (with jam and cream) cooked on the wood stove in the homestead kitchen.
Tocal Field DaysWhen: 5, 6, 7 May
Address: Tocal Agricultural Centre, 815 Tocal Rd, Tocal NSW 2421