Due to the potential impact and spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic within the community, the Port Fairy Annual show, first Saturday in November, will be cancelled for 2020.

It is with a heavy heart that we take this decision, the Show has been running for 167 years, but with all the uncertainty around restrictions, we couldn't put on a fabulous Show that we have had a great reputation in providing for the local community. Will be back in 2021 hopefully.

Anita Watts

Have a look at last year's show programme by clicking the image below.

Port Fairy Show Programme 2019





First Saturday in November each year

Please note:  the 2020 Show has been cancelled due to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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. 

Please note:  the 2020 Show has been cancelled


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 Pavilion.


It’s been another big year for the Port Fairy Show Society.  For those who haven’t driven passed and noticed our new 'Frank King Shed' sitting proudly up on the hill, it has been 15 years in the making but it has finally been completed! I would like to thank Michael and Anita Watts for seeing this project through and being the primary force behind the new shed.

I would also like to thank our small but extremely dedicated committee - they work tirelessly before, during and after Show Day to ensure our wonderful show continues and maintains the high
standard and value for money we have become known for.

Finally I would like to thank all of our sponsors - both continuing and new - we wouldn’t be able to run such a quality show without your support.

We hope everyone enjoys this year’s show with new entertainment and rides there is sure to be something for everyone. 

Rhea Watts/ Chris Snell
Presidents PFAP&H Soc Inc

Port Fairy Show cows



Where to find us.

121 Hamilton - Port Fairy Road, Port Fairy VIC 3284