Newdegate is probably most famous for the annual Field Days event that takes place each September. The event first started in 1973.
The Field Days are primarily an agricultural show that is held on the first Wednesday and Thursday of each September. Machinery, technology, livestock, outdoor and camping exhibits,
arts, fashion, food and wine, local produce and live entertainment make the Fields Days very popular with over 11,000 visitors arriving in town during the two day event.
Wheat and sheep are the main local industries.
Settlement in the area dates from the 1920s and the townsite was gazetted in 1925 once the route of the railway from Lake Grace had been fixed.
The town was named after
Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate Newdegate,
Governor of W.A.
The railway arrived from Lake Grace in 1926 and by 1928 Newdegate had four general stores, a hotel, baker, saddler, two garages, fruit shop and a town hall.
The annual field days, that started in 1972, attract agricultural exhibitors from far and wide and this is a good time to visit the town.
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Dragon Rock, Pioneer Museum, Lake Biddy, Dickman Rock, Namma Rock, Lake Bryde.
BUILDINGS OF NOTE
Hotel, Hainsworth Building,
State : Wagin
Federal : O'Connor
Postcode : 6355
Local Government : Shire of Lake Grace
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