AgQuip is "exciting" for locals affected by the drought because it brings much-needed visitors, Gunnedah mayor Jamie Chaffey has said.
Cr Chaffey said the 47th annual field days event, held from August 20-22, was great for the shire.
"It's exciting ... for a community that is certainly in the grip of the worst drought in living memory to see people filling up accommodation, spending money in restaurants and taking opportunities to meet our local people and learn more about this great shire," Cr Chaffey said.
"Once again AgQuip will showcase new innovation and many primary producers are now, more than ever, looking for ... new ideas that will help shape their business to help for future droughts that will come."
The mayor said the addition of NightQuip this year was a "great initiative".
"NightQuip ... will be supporting businesses in our community and also showcasing just how friendly the Gunnedah community are to those visiting our region during AgQuip," he said.
"The carnival style event [will be] a general opportunity for those people who live in our shire and those visiting to be able to come together and enjoy a time of celebration."
- Entrance gates to AgQuip are open from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday 20 August, and Wednesday 21 August and on Thursday 22 August from 9 am to 4 pm.