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Tyrendarra Show, 10 February 2024

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Tyrendarra P&A Show

Again we have a bumper show planned for 2024.

On Farm Cattle Challenge

This is the 2nd year we are running this and we are hoping to continue to build on the success we had last year with the On Farm Challenge.  From feedback last year we have added some extra classes for 2024.

The On Farm Cattle Challenge is for both Commercial and Stud cattle of all breeds including X-breeds that reside within 80kms of Tyrendarra SHowground.  It is judged on farm prior to the show with entries closing on the 30 January 2024, judging starting on the 1 February and the winners announced at a BBQ lunch at the Cattle arena on SHow Day.

Class CodeClass Type 
FC1 Individual Heifer Under 15mths
FC2 Individual Heifer Over 15mths and Under 24mths
FC3 Individual Cow over 24mths
FC4 Group of 5 Heifers Under 24mths
FC5 Group of 5 Cows Over 24mths
FC6Group of 5 Heifers Under 25mths sired by the same AI sire.
         – List the name of the AI Sire
FC7 Individual Bull  Under 15 mths
FC8 Individual Bull Over 15 mths  and Under 30 mths

Show Entertainment

We have the every popular Animal, Nursery, Wicked Wildlife, face painting, Ballonatic Bruce, the Science of Toys and the exiting Liquid Nitrogen Show to entertain the kids and adults alike.

Show Competitions

As always we have the many different competition that make the show such a great family day out. 

We have the Show Jumping, Show Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Fleece, Poultry, Show Cars and Utes, Farm and Garden, Fancy and Craft Work, Flowers and Floral Art, Historical, Photography, Home Brew, Scarecrows, Children’s Art and Cookery.

In the Farm and Garden the Sweetest Honey has been hotly contested in recent years with the the growing popularity of beekeeping. 

We also have for the kids to enter the best Painted Hard Boiled Egg with either a Farm Animal or Emoji theme and the Novelty item made from vegetables. 

The Scarecrow section is also a great one to take a look and marvel at the creativity of people to scare away the garden pest with one last year even had a  motion sensing voice facility!

Show Cars, Utes and Motorbikes

We are grateful for our partnership with the Portland and District Motoring Enthusiast Club and the wonderful cars that come out for the day.   It is opened to all and we had competitors from as far away as Adelaide last year. It accumulates in the crowning of the best of the best on show day. It should be noted that the Bike that won one of the classes last year is usually found it proud of place and admired in the lounge room!

The Community Bank Heywood & District Pet Competion

This is always hotly contested with our specialist judge, Vet Sally, under considerable pressure with the calibre of well looked after, well loved pets. This is open to anyone and is free to enter and starts at 11am sharp at on the show green between the oval and hall.

The Poultry section also has classes for Fancy Backyard chooks that need to have no fancy pedigree to compete other than being a much loved backyard chook.

1. Tiny Tot (to 3 years). Boys and Girls
2. Junior Show Kids (4 to 6 years) Boys and Girls
3. Junior Show Kids (7 to 9 years) Boys and Girls
4. Intermediate Show Kids (10 to 12 years) Boys and Girls
5. Miss Teenager (13 to 19 years).


The not to be missed section for a wonderful display of history from many private collections. This years theme is Past and Long Standing Local Business with an assortment of classes.

Local Businesses

Eg. Blacksmiths, farriery, fencers, fishing net makers, fishing, trappers, builders, Old General Stores at Tyrendarra, Narrawong and Bessiebelle.

Early shops, Caravan Park in the past. Photos, letters, invoices, old display signs, advertisements, documents, location maps, old equipment.

Local Farms and their history

Photos, maps, examples of early buildings and sheds, old tools(hand held only), newspaper articles, sale yard reports, types of crops, livestock and farming practices, early fencing tools.

Early Churches and graveyards – all denominations

Photos, documents, the buildings, past ministers, and gravediggers early services, weddings, christenings, funerals, bibles, hymn books and service schedules.

Past and Long Standing Service and Craft Clubs

Early photos, newspaper articles and advertising, schedules, types of craft, past participants, publications, awards and prize winners, trophies – eg Rotary, Lions, Apex, Quilters, Photography Club, Portland Field Naturalist Club, Tyrendarra Shoe crafts.

Local Sport Clubs

Football, Netball, Tennis, Pony clubs, Trail riding, Croquet, Golf, Original uniforms, equipment and early venues, photos, awards, trophies, rule books, schedules and event advertising.

Early Schools and Kindergartens

Old school photos, journals, books, awards , uniforms, music and drama memorabilia, art and craft work, woodwork tools, musical instruments, sports equipment. Past photos of buildings.

Early CFA

Local Indigenous links to businesses and services.

Early forestry

Miscellaneous business and service items not in any other category

And finally the Community Bank Heywood & District Horsemanship Challenge

This is run on the Sunday 11 February, it is free entry to come and watch.

It is a great day packed full of horse and rider going through many colourful and challenging obstacles, from water crossings, gate openings to see-saw and whip cracking, the Challenge has it all.


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