The Henty Machinery Field Days is still going ahead amid a sea of postponed, cancelled and altered events due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak.
The Upper Murray Beef Producers Dinner event has been postponed to November "in response to the latest developments with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney and impacts of latest border closures".
And at Tuesday night's scheduled meeting the board decided to press on with event plans, while monitoring the unfolding pandemic situation.
Chief executive Belinda Anderson said the event, scheduled for September, would continue under COVID-safe practices.
"We're still two months out so we're hopeful that we'll be able to open the gates," she said.
"We have 38 hectares of exhibition area so currently we would be operating under the four square meter rule.
"That works out at 97,000 people a day so there's plenty of room.
"At this stage our numbers aren't capped ... obviously there'll be more cleaning, more hand sanitiser available and we would be looking at promoting social distancing and all those things that we're already planning on doing."
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Ms Anderson said the event would only be cancelled if a government directive prevented it from going ahead.
"We're a regional area and at this stage there's no COVID-19 in our regions," she said.
"We're an important event in the agricultural calendar and also the farming regions around here have had terrific years.
"As we've learnt through COVID-19, agriculture is an essential industry, there's still need for them to keep on top of whats available."
She said the majority of exhibitors and visitors to the field days would not be travelling from NSW lock down areas.
"We don't rely on Sydney for the event and there would be some visitors who come from Sydney too, but again that's not where we pull the majority of our crowds from," she said.
"The feeling was if regional NSW is operating then the field days will be on."
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