South Island Agricultural Field Days, March 20-22, Lincoln
South Island Agricultural Field Days, March
Lincoln University Farm, corner of Shands Rd and
Ellesmere Junction Rd, Lincoln
More than 400 exhibitors
over 35 hectares.
Open to the public
from 8am - 5pm 20-22nd March 2013.
look forward to seeing you in March
$10 entry fee, children
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