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Port Fairy Show Programme 2016


First Saturday in November each year
Port Fairy Showgrounds,
Port Fairy - Hamilton Rd.
Rides, competitions, prizes, entertainment, food,- family friendly
Fun !  Fun !  Fun !  Almost more fun than you can bear !

The History of the Show

The first show held in Port Fairy was on 24 April 1854 on land on Bank Street. The Villiers and Heytesbury Agricultural Association established in 1853 held the show. This association later split and after several name changes, one part became the Port Fairy Agricultural, Pastoral, and Horticultural Society Incorporated, its current name.

The Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Australia Felix, was formed in New South Wales in the area now known as Victoria and held its one and only show in January 1840, in the Melbourne area. In the 1850’s about five agricultural and pastoral societies were established in Victoria. 


Show patron family tickets (2 adults and 3 children) a discounted cost of $20 and must be purchased up to 8 days prior to Show Day.
These tickets are available from Isabel McLaren 03 5568 1226. By post: send cheque and a self-addressed envelope to the
Show Secretary, PO. Box 32, Port Fairy, 3284

Entry by ticket at the gate, on the day: adults $10, children (5 to 15 years) $5, and family $25 (2 adults and 3 children).
Children under 5 years of age - free.

Lucky entrance prizes: donated by our sponsors, will be drawn throughout Show Day.

Note: Only official,emergency vehicles and cars with disabled passes, are allowed through the main entrance after 9am on Show day – an OH&S requirement.


From 10-00am to 4-30pm.
Admission by wristband or ride ticket.

Day-pass wristband: Children $20.  (Damaged wristbands will not be replaced.)
Individual ride tickets: $5 per ride.

Wristbands and individual ride tickets may be purchased from the Lions stand.

Important Dates & Times:

Monday 31st October
8.30am Poultry Entries.  Entries accepted to 31 October and on the day.

Friday 4th November
9.00am to 12noon Section G – Needle Work and Craft: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts 1-00pm
10.00am to 12noon Section H – Cookery: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts 1-00pm
9.00am to 12-30pm Section J– Art and Photography: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts 2-30pm
10-00am to 2.00pm Section K – Horticulture: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts at 3-30pm
10.00am to 2.00pm Section L – Farm Produce and Vegetables: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts at 3-15pm

Saturday 5th November – Show day
8-00am Show grounds open to the public
9-30am Section A – Horses, Ring 1: judging starts 9-30am Section A – Horses, Ring 2: judging starts 9-30am Section A – Horses, Ring 3: judging starts
9-30am Section A – Horses, Show Jumping: judging starts
9-00am Section G – Needle Work and Craft: exhibits on display all day 9-00am Section H – Cookery: exhibits on display all day
9-00am Section J – Art and Photography: exhibits on display all day 9-00am Section K – Horticulture: open to the public
9-00am Section L - Farm Produce , Vegetables & Honey: open to the public
9-00am Section N - Vintage Engines and Vehicles: on display all day 9-30am Section B – Cattle judging starts
9-30am Section F – Fleece Wool: entries close
10-00am – Show rides – open
10-00am Section C – Poultry: judging starts
10-30am Section F - Fleece Wool: judging starts
12-00-noon Section A – Horses, Ring 4: judging starts
12-noon Section Q - Rural Ambassador Award – entries taken for events Q3 to Q7
1-00pm Section Q – Rural Ambassador Award: Judging commences for events Q3 to Q7 and winners for events Q1 and Q2 presented to the public
1.00pm Section M – Dog Parade: entries close 1.30pm Section M - Dog Parade: judging starts


President's Report

Welcome to the Port Fairy Show 2016. Hopefully the weather will be just as magnificent as last year, as it was certainly pleasing to see so many through the gate on such a busy and beautiful day.

This year we will have several entertainers that will delight the crowd, working throughout the day. As well as the traditional sections: cattle , horses, vintage engines, poultry, cookery, needlecraft, art/photography, horticulture, fleece and the ever popular dog parade, as well as the new honey category, we will have several displays set up around the grounds for you to enjoy plus Music on the Hill. Whilst the rides wristbands have gone up slightly in price, I’m sure you’d all agree the value for money is well worth it with the few additions we have added to last year’s amazing children’s entertainment.

Our grateful thanks go to the Sponsors and Donators, who continue to show their support for our show, without their generosity we wouldn’t be able to produce a quality family show. The Schedule provides a list of these Sponsors; please support them as they have supported us.

The Committee gratefully acknowledges the role of Chief Stewards, Stewards and Volunteers who put in long hours of preparation and on Show day, without your continuing support, we couldn’t provide an affordable, quality family day for everyone. Don’t forget all the scrumptious food available as well as interesting stalls to view; I hope you all have an enjoyable day at the Port Fairy Show.

Anita Watts
President, Port Fairy Show Society

Port Fairy Showgrounds


Major Sponsors

Southern Cross, The Standard, Moyne Shire Council, Port Fairy IGA plus Liquor, Wannon Security Services, Star Printing, Decked Out On Bank, Robertson Port Fairy, McLean's Guardian Pharmacy, Bunnings, Moyne Mobile Remedial Massage, McDonald's Family Restaurant, Metal Pro Engineering, Taylor Bobcat Services, Vestas Australian Wind Technolody P/L, Port Fairy Electrics, Port Fairy Roadhouse

Other Sponsors and Donors

Appaloosas & Australian Spotted Pony Society Inc., Baulch family, BIG4 Port Fairy, Bubble Frost Jersey, Darriwell Farm, East Beach Takeaway, Evolve Lifestyle, George Taylors, Guyetts Funerals, Lockett & Co, J and J McLean, National Australia Bank, Port Fairy Day Spa, Port Fairy Veterinary Clinic, Ramella's Cafe Restaurant, Rebecca's Cafe, Red Hen, Pash Collections, Sinclair and Wilson, South West Credit Union, Paul/Lee Solomon, Don and Sherrill Stewart, Wannon Water, Anita and Michael Watts, West Coast Spinal and Sports Physiotherapy, Whale Bone Gallery, Hester Woodrup, Steve Gray (Sign writer).

Thank you

The Committee would like to thank all the Show volunteers, members and families for their help and support throughout the year and special thanks to our stewards, and judges for their invaluable work on Show Day.  We would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to:  Darren Blackmore, Simone Watts, Chris Snell & family, Kiose family, McLaren family, Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club, Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee, Port Fairy Men's Shed, Port Fairy Newsagency, Port Fairy Small Bore Rifle Club, Rotary Club of Port Fairy, Danny and Hazel Watts, Rhea Watts Sarah Brittian, Patrick Joanne and Tony Watts, Terry Finnigan, Kaylene Bant.

More about our sponsors

Where to find us.

121 Hamilton - Port Fairy Road, Port Fairy VIC 3284