After Covid-19 disruptions, the show is back on with three extra shows added.
Rodney was dumped 15km north of Marton by a Marton ITM staff member.
The five-day harvest event will hold competitions for everyone to get involved in.
Crime has decreased in six out of eight rural areas where CCTV cameras are installed.
FENZ expects the fire to burn for a few days.
A show and tell information evening will show volunteers how rural fire service works.