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PORT FAIRY SHOW
First Saturday in November each year
3 November 2018
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 Pavilion.
IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES
Friday 2nd November
- 9.00am to 12noon Section G – Needle Work and Craft: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts 1-00pm
- 9.00am to 12noon Section H – Cookery: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts 1-00pm
- 8.30am to 12noon Section J– Art and Photography: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts 2-30pm
- 9.00am to 1.00pm Section K – Horticulture: entries open for acceptance. Judging starts at 3-00pm
- 9.00am to 1.00pm Section L – Farm Produce, Vegetables and Honey: entries open for acceptance.
- Judging starts at 1-00pm
Saturday 3rd 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
2018 General Entry Form (.pdf)
Rural Ambassador Award (.pdf)
What an amazing year it has been!!!
New look committee with the same, if not more, enthusiasm to bring Port Fairy another amazing show.
Behind the scenes there has been outstanding work done by a very dedicated team to deliver year in year out, a Country Show that has become the talk of the show circuit and I sincerely wish to thank each and every one of our volunteers and committee members for all their effort.
We still encourage anyone to come and be part of our fantastic committee, to generate new ideas (for a committee that does so much we don’t meet together as often as you’d think), to cement our illustrious little show into being the place to be, come the first Saturday in November.
In the year to come there will be some major updates to our grounds. As well as continuing with another successful Folk Festival Camping, we hope to bring in more community groups utilizing our new facilities and the fantastic space that we have on offer.
Thank you very much to Anita Watts who handed over the reins to me, hopefully I can continue your legacy to grow this show that you and Michael and all the committee members have already made remarkable.
Southern Cross, The Standard, Port Fairy IGA plus Liquor, Wannon Security Services, Star Printing, Decked Out On Bank, Moyne Mobile Remedial Massage, McDonald’s Family Restaurant, Metal Pro Engineering, Taylor Bobcat Services, Vestas Australian Wind Technology P/L, Port Fairy Electrics, The Port Fairy Roadhouse, Port Fairy Newsagency, The Mill Port Fairy, Paul and Lee Solomon, Port Fairy Community Bank.
Other Sponsors and Donors
Appaloosas & Australian Spotted Pony Society Inc., Bubble Frost Jersey, Bunnings, Cheeseworld, Evolve Lifestyle, George Taylors, Great Coffee Moments, Guyetts Funerals, Lockett & Co, Pharmacy Neo, Port Fairy Physiotherapy, Port Fairy Veterinary Clinic, Poco Artison Ice Cream, Rebecca’s Café, Sinclair and Wilson, Don and Sherrill Stewart, Anita and Michael Watts, Hester Woodrup, Jenny & Jeff McLean, Horseland Warrnambool, Twin Rivers Friesan Horse Stud, Holcombe Family, Neil Holcombe.
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: Simone Watts, Chris Snell & family, Klose family, McLaren family, Port Fairy Belfast Lions Club, Port Fairy Folk Festival Committee, Port Fairy Small Bore Rifle Club, Rotary Club of Port Fairy, Danny and Hazel Watts, Rhea Watts Sarah Brittain, Brittain-Watts family, Patrick Joanne and Tony Watts, Moyne Shire Council, Ashlee Wilkie.More about our sponsors