October 27th, 2023Daylesford Agricultural Show
Planning for the 149th annual Daylesford and District Agricultural Show is well under way and the show committee is looking forward to a fantastic day at the Daylesford Showgrounds at Victoria Park, Daylesford on Saturday, November 25.
Show president Don Harvey said after two years of cancellations due to Covid
and then wet weather and mud over much of the display area led to a curtailed show with almost no animal exhibits last year; this year, if all went well, would be the first full show since 2019.
“The essential essence of agricultural shows is the local competitions they provide
in the pavilions for those who have grown fruit and vegetables, created fine pieces
of needlework, embroidery, sewing, knitting or crochet or used their kitchen skills
to produce cakes, pies, pasties, sausage rolls or jams, jellies and preserved fruit or vegetables.
“If you have grown or produced any item that you are really proud of and would
like to show off please look up the schedule online at our website, look for a printed
copy in several stores in Daylesford, or contact us at email@example.com
“Unlike last year we hope that there will be prize horses sheep, dogs and poultry
on show as well as horse events on the oval.”
Mr Harvey said all show dogs had to be registered with the Canine Council of
Victoria and subject to their rules, regulations and biosecurity arrangements. The only
other dogs allowed onsite are registered and maintained for medical assistance.
A large photography exhibition will be held in the football clubrooms with arts
and crafts, and musical performances in the Tom Ford Pavilion at the northern end of
the oval. School displays will be on the walls.
Mr Harvey said there would also be musical performers in the Hall of Flowers
(Daylesford Table Tennis Centre) and under the shadesail people will be able to dance
to country bush band music. For the littlies there will be the free petting zoo with
baby animals to nurse, and the puppet theatre.
“The Daylesford and District Agricultural Show is organised and staffed entirely
by voluntary helpers. If you think that you would like to help conduct the show in
any way, we particularly need admission gate staff, but stewards around the various
pavilions are still needed too, we provide uniforms and training,” Mr Harvey said.
For further information contact the secretary John Nicholls on firstname.lastname@example.org