Results for the 2017 Show are now available
Held over the 2 days of the show in 4 separate rings, our horse events are one of the mainstays of the show. From under 12’s through to our open age groups… if you’ve got a horse or pony then saddle up! Categories include Junior events, Show Jumping, Stock Horses, Sporting, Hacks and Heavies, Harness and Miniatures as well as our Team sorting competitions.
Still a major industry in Kangaroo Valley, come and see our local dairy producers in action. Our verdant valley allows all resident Holstein and Jersey cows to produce some of the best milk and dairy products in the state. Cows, heifers and calves are in the spotlight. Come along and see what great body conformation and a well hung udder are all about!
We have 9 different breed categories to enter in the open judging competition so get those cattle broken in! A great way for our junior beefies to get involved is via the Junior Judging Competition in which each entrant judges 3 groups of cattle. How do you judge a bull?… the length of its horns or its scrotal circumference?… come along and find out. Our paraders will also be in action.
Come along and meet our fine feathered friends. The competition is fierce among our usual entrants…clearly they do give a cluck! What’s the difference between a softfeather and a hardfeather?. With so many classes and so many breeds you’re bound to have a favourite. Don’t be a turkey…leghorn it to the poultry pavilion for an avian abundance of fun!
The Grand Parade.
The Children’s competition events include Bicycle Races (sprint, go slow & obstacle races for primary school ages), the Dog Obstacle Race, Fancy Dress, Pet show (judging of a range of children’s pets) and ‘Pet’s Puppies & Dogs’ (judging of various dog attributes).
A favourite for children and those that just love cute animals! A variety of cute farmyard animals will be available to pat, cuddle and enjoy.
Side Show Alley
No Show is complete without a Side Show Alley! Rides range from those suitable to young children through to fast, scary & thrilling! There is also a range of games & challenges where prizes can be won. Enjoyed by people of all ages! There are toys and great items available for sale as well as Showbags!
Food, Stores & Stalls
There will be a great variety of food & treats available throughout the show. Of course there will be the traditional Show Food but we also have delicious range of gourmet food stands. For those after a treat there will be ice-cream, snow cones, drinks and much more. Local and visiting stall holders will also be selling their wares. Ranging from jewellery, toys, clothing, crafts, art, farm machinery and so much more! The A & H Dining Room can be found in the Kangaroo Valley Hall.
The Ironperson event is great fun for both competitors and spectators. The competitors race around a set of challenges including sack races, jumps, rope nets and much more. There are male and female races in four age groups (12 years and under, 13–17 years, 18–44 years and 45 years and over).
Those living in rural areas may have seen sights such as this, yet those in city areas perhaps not. This is the very important rural activity of making hay bales for livestock feed. This team event is not for those who don’t like strong exercise! Take one large round hay bale and roll it with team mates as fast as you can to the finish line! Simple? - Yes! Easy? - No!
The Woodchop Event is always a fantastic spectator event. It’s not always the strongest that wins! All competitors line up & the first to chop through the wood wins. There are a variety of competitions including Underhand, Standing Block, Treefelling and Junior & Handicap Underhand events.
The Talent Quest is a fun competition for groups and individuals of all ages. There is no restriction to the ‘talent’ that the performers delight the audience with. Dancing, singing, magic, poetry, theatre, whip cracking and much more! Acts are no longer than 3 minutes and are in three age groups (11 years and under, 12–17 years & 18–70+ years).
The Rodeo is always a spectacle to watch. It’s daring, fast and exciting! Wow do those bulls buck and it’s nail biting to see how long the riders can hold on for. It’s also entertaining watching the clowns trying to get the bulls back in the pens at the end of the rides! Competitions include the 10–14 year old Poddy Rides, 14–17 year old Junior Steer rides and the Adult Steer & Bull Rides.
On the Friday evening the talent quest is hotly contested and open for all ages, talents and abilities. Later in the evening a local band in the bar area will play until the end of day one. On Saturday, there will once again be a live band playing at the bar until 11.00pm for those wanting to kick up their heels.
Exhibits include paintings, drawings, sketching, prints, china painting and various other art styles using a variety of mediums. A junior category is also included.
Cheese & Dairy Produce
New to the Show this year! Exhibits include a variety of cheeses, yoghurts, fermented milks and butter. Watch out for the public judging where all wannabe cheesemakers can watch and hear what our judge thinks of our local amateur entries. The Cheese & Dairy Produce will be in the Kangaroo Valley Hall, opposite the pavilion.
Exhibits include cakes, loafs, muffins, scones, biscuits, breads, brownies and other baked items.
Exhibits include Best Cut Flowers in a range of specific varieties. There are also various competitions for Roses, Dahlias, Decorative Arrangements & Pot Plants.
Exhibits include bears, dolls, soap, jewellery, folk art, sculpture, pottery, scrap booking, leather work, bags, paper products, cards, coat hanger and other handicraft items.
Hay, Grain & Grass
Exhibit items include Meadow Hay, Hay, Seed Maize, Maize, Sorghum & Green Fodder. There is also a prize for the best scarecrow!
Jams & Jellies
Exhibits include Pickles, Sauces, Chutneys, Relish, Jams & Jellies.
Exhibits include vegetables and fruit, cooking, craft, needlework, knitting, crochet, handicraft, flowers, school projects, photography and collections.
Exhibits include machine and hand made items in a variety of needlework, fancywork, knitting and crochet categories.
Exhibits include colour, black and mono chrome prints in a variety of specific topics and themes. A junior category is also included.
Vegetables, Fruit & Eggs
Exhibits include ‘Best Collection’ of Vegetables; Salad Vegetables; Garden Produce. There are prizes for the ‘Best’ in a wide range of vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey and olives.