South East Field Days are on the way!

The South East Field Days this Friday and Saturday is one of the biggest events in the region, and just keeps improving, even after 41 years.

Thousands of people flock to the field days annually to get a decent deal on machinery, check out the yard dog challenges, and find anything from candy to gadgets at the vast array of stalls in the pavilions.

The SE Field Days prides itself on being a family friendly event, and this year there will be a few shake ups for the younger generation.

Something that has been a massive hit with primary school students this year is the Telstra Code Club, with all but one seminar booked out. Code clubs are essential if students want to have digital literacy skills going into the future. (And this year there's no need to worry about reception, as Telstra be providing free wifi hotspots and increased mobile coverage via an antennae and infrastructure located on-site).

Scarecrows and billy carts have had their day - this year there will be an all-ages metal sculpture competition, sponsored by Elders.

For thrill seekers, there will be the South East Axemen Association will be making their debut, demonstrating their wood chopping prowess, and ramping it up each time.

There will be six demonstrations in total, and it will continue to go stronger and faster until the last demonstration, which is going to be completely wild, with a homemade chainsaw made with a motorcycle engine.

For more action, there is also the returning Cam Am Team's "Addicted to Mud" show of stunts and demonstrations, and laser tag.

If you're after something a bit more leisurely, there's putt putt golf, the return of the Australian Travelling Fish Show, and the racing and diving pigs.

A top quality event that consistently attracts a massive crowd is the result of months of hard work behind the scenes, and the committee have ensured that Yakka Park is as beautiful and green as ever. To make sure that everyone has the opportunity to look at what's on there will be gophers provided by the Lions Club, as well as a courtesy bus on the grounds, also courtesy of the Lucindale Lions Club.

(Bookings for a gopher can be made by ringing 8766 7001).

There will be plenty of food and beverages, and also free cold drinking water. The food court will also feature the Combined Schools Choir for your entertainment.

Giving back to the community and the local school is a fundamental part of the South East Field Days. Lucindale Area School students who help out on the day receive donations to their end of year field trip for their time, and clubs who volunteer at the gates also receive donations for their time and labour.