Animal-themed onsies were out in force at Feilding's Rural Day.
Throughout the town, business people and volunteers were wearing the all-in-one furry outfits yesterday to show their support for the rural-themed event in the town's square, while others chose the more traditional garb of flannel shirts, shorts and gumboots.
The wet weather did not deter people from attending. Feilding Promotion project manager Raewyn Loader said it was still a glorious day.
"You had to have a rural frame of mind. The cockies still go out and work in the rain - and the people still came. It didn't seem to bother anyone."
The square was closed off and, in addition to the weekly farmers' market, rural-themed activities to entertain families on the last day of the school holidays were on offer, including pony, cart and tractor rides, and displays of young animals.
Joe Lumsden's trick horse demonstration was popular with the crowd.
Business groups took part in competitions during the day, including window decorating, painting sheep, costumes, and the popular gumboot rally.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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