The Namoi Valley Independent headed out to AgQuip to soak in the atmosphere of day one and ran into plenty of locals along the way.
Mums and bubs were out in force, watching the puppet show at LifeQuip, browsing in the shopping arcade, visiting the animal nursery, and enjoying the sunshine
NVI also spotted plenty of school students from Gunnedah and Tamworth collecting freebies, donning straw hats and lining up for homemade gelato.
Gunnedah's whip-cracking Wicks family and the Australian Whipcrackers and Plaiters Association showcased their skills at the NSW Farmers' Association shed.
One of the best moments, though, was meeting a French bull dog named Andy. He was travelling in style with his owners who had travelled from Branxton.
Australian Community Media (that's us!) is on the ground again on day two, so look out for more social snaps later today.