Inaugural Mount Compass Farmerama postponed to 2021

2021: Farmerama committee's Steve Gee, Heather Williams, Perrin Hicks and Bill Coomans. Photo: Dani Brown.
2021: Farmerama committee's Steve Gee, Heather Williams, Perrin Hicks and Bill Coomans. Photo: Dani Brown.

The event that was meant to fill the hole the Compass Cup left this year has been postponed to 2021.

After much discussion, the Mount Compass Farmerama - which was originally slated for March 29 this year - will now have its inaugural event on March 28, 2021.

Organising committee member Bill Coomans said the decision was not taken lightly, but ultimately it boiled down to two reasons: the impact of the bushfires on locals, and the community support which had not "materialised to the level needed to ensure success of the event".

"The devastating bushfires in SA has placed a very high amount of pressure on our farmers and other businesses regarding calls for donations of materials and finance. The expected support for an event like ours therefore will place unacceptable additional burdens on these industries," Mr Coomans said.

He said the committee would re-convene later this year and would prepare guidelines and a program for the 2021 event.

"As all the proceeds from the event are donated back into the community sporting and other organisations to assist with their community facilities, we are looking to make this event a success," he said.

"We are looking for locals who are enthusiastic about their community with a background of knowledge from a range of areas like farming, family entertainment activities, competitions, crafts, markets, produce, plants, food, animal nurseries, classic cars, and music, to join in the fun of making this Farmerama happen in 2021."

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