Thursday, December 7, 2023



Shearer continues to make strides

Lockhart female shearer Nicki Guttler continues to make a name for herself in the male-dominated field of shearing ... Nicki started off shearing in the Open competition as the only female competing and surprised even herself by coming sixteenth out of 35 leaving quite a few seasoned Open shearers in her wake.

Leitchville Live

For a small town, they sure can put on a big show. A new initiative has seen an award winning indie folk duo take to the stage in Leitchville for their first and only performance in northern Victoria – and there’s more to come. Saije, an indie folk duo from Bellingen in New South Wales, came to Leitchville off the back of an extensive European tour.

Bring the New Year in right and get to the Beet! 1 January 2024

Gearing up for a spectacular start to 2024, the Burrumbeet Park & Windermere Racing Club is set to host the 134th edition of the Pacific Fuel Solutions Burrumbeet Cup. This time-honored event promises a day of exhilarating Country Racing against the backdrop of picturesque landscapes—a perfect setting for friends and families to come together and usher in the New Year.

Versatile tractors on show at Allora Heritage Weekend

Over 50 years ago, in 1972 Colin Ubergang acquired the Versatile Tractor Company distributorship in Australia ... To mark the 50 Year anniversary of the first Versatile Tractor in Australia a celebration will be held at next year’s Allora Heritage Weekend on 27 and 28 January.

154th Kingston Show, 9-10 December 2023

The 154th Kingston Agricultural Show will take place on the 9th and 10th December 2023. There’s always plenty to see and do at our annual show. Bring the whole family! Saturday is a family events day. Sunday is focussed on our renowned horse show with over 100 classes.

Running an event – pros and cons

Unpredictable weather, compliance issues, increasing costs, the ever-present prospect of a COVID wave - these problems and more are faced by event organisers. As these problems become more difficult to negotiate, is there a possibility that the region might lose some of its events? ... To examine the logistics of holding a public event, the Times spoke to Mark Blythe ...

Beauties and the beasts

They would come from Queensland to Tasmania and all parts in between. Some would come ‘just over the hill there’ from a place called Perth. And as anticipated, in they came for the 35th Truck Show held last weekend at the Campbells Creek Sports Ground.

Double show success for Naracoorte High

Kristin Murdock. Naracoorte High School’s Agricultural Studies students and staff had a busy show season competing at both the Royal Adelaide Show and Royal Melbourne Show in September ... This year the school entered six steers and two pens of three wethers in the Royal Adelaide Show, with over 20 students attending.

113th Circular Head Show, 2 December 2023

Circular Head Agricultural Society Inc. Features of the Day: Traditional areas of an agricultural show including horse jumping, wood chopping, home industries and cattle competition including...

Welsh supreme ‘a true hunter type’, judge says

There's no denying that the Welsh breed of ponies is one of the world’s most beautiful and the South Australian All Welsh Show at Strathalbyn had some of the best on display. Victorian judge Paul Morath was pleased with what he saw from both event and competition perspectives.

Major win at Mural Fest 2023

Well-known local artists Kerry and Malcolm Nicholson have taken out the top award at Sheffield’s International Mural Fest 2023 held this month in Tasmania. Kerry and Malcolm won the Inder Prize People’s Choice Award with their mural "The Spirit of Adventure".

John grows a gourd champ for giant pumpkin festival

John Leadbeatter has been growing giant pumpkins for so long he can’t remember when he started. He has several pumpkin patches in his garden in Rukenvale … to increase the chances of growing the heaviest pumpkin to enter at the Summerland Giant Pumpkin and Watermelon Festival...

Dorrigo Show, 24-25 November 2023

We are having famous local identity, Mark Donaldson VC will be our Guest of Honour to open the Show.  We are strongly promoting our Rodeo on the Friday night and a return of the Demolition Derby of the Saturday night after our Fireworks.

134th Bridgetown Show, 25 November 2023

The 134th Bridgetown Show is on Saturday 25th November 2023. Tickets can be pre-purchased now or bought on the gate. The theme this year celebrates our Multicultural Community with activities and demonstrations from around the world.

Hobart Royal gets on with the show despite redevelopment

The Royal Hobart Show horse program had a bit of a shake-up this year due to continuing redevelopment works at the showgrounds. Classes were held at the Tasmanian Equestrian Centre at Lauderdale instead of the Glenorchy site, which has been the home of the royal show since 1904 except for the past two years while work progresses on a new arena and pavilions.

A musical odyssey with ARIA award-winner Lior and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Riverlinks and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (MCO) present Of People and Song featuring Lior. The ARIA award-winner is set to make his debut with the MCO and his performance will feature a major new song cycle celebrating centuries-old sung traditions and folk melodies.

Roma Cup! 18 November 2023

Roma Turf Club

Noorat Show, 18 November 2023

On South West Victoria’s volcanic plain lies a small village at the foot of Mount Noorat and with spring in the air there is a noticeable buzz about the place as locals pull up their sleeves in readiness for their agricultural show on 18 November.

Clunes to finally celebrate its 160th anniversary show, 18 November 2023

The 160th Anniversary of the iconic Clunes Show has been a long time coming for residents and visitors. Cancelled due to the COVID pandemic in 2020 and 2021, it was locked and ready to roll in 2022 when prolonged rains left the grounds unsafe to hold the event.

Harden Community Bank Show, 18 November 2023

Murrumburrah-Harden Show Committee

Edenhope Show, 18 November 2023

Edenhope P & A Society Inc.

Victoria’s regional Royal covers all bases with new program

Geelong is the biggest regional agricultural show in Victoria and it’s a royal to boot. This year saw a new horse committee bring new ideas and energy to the event ... The program catered for every possible competitor ... There were also, importantly, district classes ... classes for Australian Stock Horses ... the Standardbred section ...

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