The Spirit of the Land Festival in Lockhart is a vibrant celebration of the resilience of those who live and work on the land.
Some artists from across the country have worked full-time on their submissions, while others have used their spare time, to create stunning sculptures.
Old tools, car parts and disused farm equipment are just some of the discarded scrap metal used to create these masterpieces.
Farmer and event organiser Luke Trevaskis said the numbers are "well up" on last year's festival, with more than 100 entries this year.
"It's been fantastic so far," Mr Trevaskis said.
"There's been a lot more plasma cut art this year with the new category, but there's still a lot of the farm scrap iron art and the original categories are still going strong.
"It's good that some of the local people have entered into the fine arts or sculptures and they really enjoy it and it's also a bit of an outlet for some creative flow."
Exhibitions will be on display until 2pm today and live music and markets will carry-on until the festival ends.
Deniliquin's Stuart Taylor and his Cod and Carp sculpture won the major $10,000 National Farm Art Sculpture Award yesterday.
"A stag deer all the way from Tasmania is one of my favourties, there's also a cute little wombat from a bloke from Wagga and Stuart Taylor's winning Cod and Carp was awesome," Mr Trevaskis said.
"It's a great social day for the town as all the businesses stay open for the whole weekend."