Showcases remain dry but rain forecast

FAMILY FUN: Maxine and Damien Sims of Albury with their children Ronan, 8, Eli, 4, and Zali, 9 head out to Henty for all things rural on Tuesday. It’s tipped 60,000 people will walk through the gates over three days. Pictures: MARK JESSER

FAMILY FUN: Maxine and Damien Sims of Albury with their children Ronan, 8, Eli, 4, and Zali, 9 head out to Henty for all things rural on Tuesday. It’s tipped 60,000 people will walk through the gates over three days. Pictures: MARK JESSER

Rain held off for the more than 20,000 people who showed up on the first day of Henty Machinery Field Days on Tuesday ahead of falls forecast on Wednesday and Thursday. 

THE THREE AMIGOS: Brothers from Finley Jason, 5, Angus, 9, and Jack Hay, 10, get up to some fun on farming equipment at one of more than 1200 sites set up.

THE THREE AMIGOS: Brothers from Finley Jason, 5, Angus, 9, and Jack Hay, 10, get up to some fun on farming equipment at one of more than 1200 sites set up.

Ross Edwards has been at the helm of the Henty Machinery Field Days for almost a decade and usually knows what his team is working on – but he was taken by surprise at Tuesday’s official opening.

The Yerong Creek mixed farmer admitted being lost for words when he was honoured for his 50-year involvement in the iconic southern Riverina event.

AKUBRAS: Georgia Shaw, 14, her mum Kath Shaw, and Maddie Logan, 13, from Springvale near Wagga celebrate the 40th anniversary at the Cookardinia Road site.

AKUBRAS: Georgia Shaw, 14, her mum Kath Shaw, and Maddie Logan, 13, from Springvale near Wagga celebrate the 40th anniversary at the Cookardinia Road site.

“This is bit of a surprise for me, I’m a bit stuck for words,” a humble Mr Edwards said.

He farms 1538 hectares and runs the Pindari Bond stud, with his wife Heather, son Phillip and daughter-in-law Nicole.

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