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Rutherglen Agricultural Show 2017



Rutherglen Agricultural Show, High Street, Rutherglen, Victoria, 3685

The picturesque Rutherglen Showgrounds play host to this year’s annual Rutherglen Agricultural Show, now in its 129th year (2017) continues to retain the traditions of a country show.

An extensive Horse Program is available with Show Jumping, Led and Ridden Horse and Pony events and Fun Ring for novice ponies and riders. Whilst Judges have not as yet been finalised, the program has been published for information. As soon as Judges are known they will be included in the published copy.

The Lamb Expo continues to be a popular event. The Lamb Program carries a trophies and prizes in excess $1000 with the Andrew Campbell Memorial class for Best Retail Trade Carcass and the Gordon Fisher Memorial Trophy for Champion Carcass of Show. Other Hoof and Carcass classes within the Lamb Program, also carry cash and prizes from our additional Sponsors.

Hand Spinning demonstrations show how the fleece from the lambs is turned into hanks of wool for knitting and craft work.

Alpaca and Cattle displays are also featured along with Fleece and Crop, Poultry, and Farm and Produce competitions.

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Stroll through the livestock pavilion and explore the colourful display of arts and crafts in the Henderson Pavilion – be in envy of the cooking and preserving skills of the country cooks, and admire the fine needlework and the high standard photographic exhibition.

Don’t forget to check out the entries in the men’s cake cooking.

There are children sections in the cooking, craft and flower sections of the Show and junior categories in the livestock and produce competitions. Much of the entertainment during the day is targeted to family groups and the kids love the petting zoo and reptile display.

Enter in the Rural Ambassador and Junior Show Ambassador Awards which are run each year by the Victorian Agricultural Shows Association. These awards are to encourage greater participation of young people in their local show and in similar community events and activities. Local winners have the opportunity to go on to represent Rutherglen at Regional, State and National competitions.

Attend the Rutherglen Agricultural Show with your family and keep a tradition of over 120 years of Rutherglen Shows going for many years to come.

Rutherglen Wine Show & Australian Fortified Wine Show

With a history going back over a century, there is no doubt that Rutherglen Wine Show Medals are still recognized and respected by wine consumers as a mark of a great wine. We have world-class judges assessing wines from all over Australia & every wine receives confidential feedback as part of the judging process. Well known and reputable Wine Shows still provide a great deal for Wine Producers trying to maintain an edge in a very competitive market environment & Rutherglen is one such Wine Show. Our entry costs are extremely reasonable, our service is first class & our integrity is unquestionable. Give us a try.

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