The Henty Field Days would have taken place this week, but Mark Lavery's biggest problem at the moment is finding workers to keep up with demand.
Great seasonal conditions have kept up activity at Mark's Spray Barn, and the Albury agricultural services provider has done five years' worth of sales in one for large spray equipment.
"The last four years in particular have been really tough with the big stuff, purely because of its dollar value," Mr Lavery said.
"But this year, it's been good.
"The big machinery dealers ... we've all had a good year.
"It hasn't hurt us a lot, having the field days cancelled, but for a lot of the smaller-type [exhibitors], it would."
Mr Lavery has attended the field days since the business began in 2006 and believed it would have been huge, had the event not been cancelled due to COVID-19.
"What's disappointing is it would have been a good year for Henty, because there's so much confidence," he said.
"It depends on the year, you never really know what it will be like.
"You do the field days and then you have all your contacts to follow up afterwards.
"What it does do is give you a lot of exposure to areas you usually don't reach; one of our biggest clientele bases at the field days is actually Cooma, and that Monaro country.
"But every year is different.
"In the whole scheme of things, the way this year's gone because it rained, it will make no different to us whatsoever."
The pandemic has not affected products to a marked degree; pump parts from Italy and chemicals from China were impacted, and Goldacres had to reduce production due to Victorian restrictions.
But that hasn't quelled the demand and customers are largely from Southern NSW, so the border closure has not been a big worry.
The team have been looking to employ five to six people since the end of last year.
"I don't know what the story is - everyone you speak to is looking for staff," Mr Lavery said.
Mark's Spray Barn held its own 'field days' on Thursday and Friday.
The wet weather that usually predicts good sales but smaller crowds hung around all week, characteristic of the Henty event.
The event team were at the office throughout the week to support sales that would normally take place.
Henty Machinery Field Days chief executive officer Belinda Anderson said in some ways it "felt like" the event was going ahead.
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She said the flowering of canola, the good seasonal conditions and positive sentiment in the agricultural industry would have been great for the field days.
"We are just very hopeful, and focused on next year ... we will keep moving along," she said.
"All of the marquees would have been up, and the exhibitors here, (in previous years) so it feels a bit strange ... the phone is not even ringing."
The Field Days will instead celebrate 60 years in 2021, with the event only having been cancelled twice before in 1970 and 1971.