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PORT FAIRY SHOW
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 Pavilion.
Important Dates & Times
Friday 1st 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 2nd 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
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
Southern Cross Austero, South West Sheds & Homes, Port Fairy IGA plus Liquor, Wannon Security Services, Star Printing, Decked Out On Bank, Merrijig Inn, Moyne Mobile Remedial Massage, 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, Sinclair and Wilson
Other Sponsors and Donors
Ashmont Motor Inn, Appaloosas & Australian Spotted Pony Society Inc, Black Paws, BIG 4 Holiday Park, Bubble Frost Jersey, Bunnings, Port Fairy Day Spa, Evolve Lifestyle, George Taylors, Great Coffee Moments, Guyetts Funerals, Le Crepe Man, Lockett & Co, KFC, MM Equestrian, Port Fairy Physiotherapy, Port Fairy Veterinary Clinic, Rebecca’s Café, Stockdale & Leggo Real Estate Port Fairy, Anita and Michael Watts, Hester Woodrup, Jenny & Jeff McLean, Horseland Warrnambool, Twin Rivers Friesan Horse Stud, Whalebone Gallery, Holcombe Family, Neil Holcombe, Salt Hair
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, Karen and Lyndon Wright, Alan Nightingale, Jim Claridge, Port Fairy Men’s Shed