Paskeville might be one of the smaller towns on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula, but come September it shrugs off the village cloak to become a metropolis.
For three days every September 75,000 visitors pour into the town for the annual World Wide Field Day in which the latest farming and agricultural equipment and techniques are paraded for men and women of the land. The farming expo is held on a permanent, 10ha site.
Paskeville has another claim to fame as the only town in the state to have imposed a voluntary ban on poker machines. Although Paskeville is located in a pokie-free zone in the centre of the peninsula, it is less than an hour from such popular seaside resorts as Port Wakefield, Moonta Bay and Wallaroo.
It is also just a 19km drive west from the peninsula's largest town, Kadina. A product of the copper mining boom in the mid-19th century when thousands of Cornish miners flocked to the pitheads. Kadina co-hosts the biennial Kernewek Lowender, one of the largest Celtic festivals held outside the United Kingdom.