ABOUT THE SWAN HILL SHOW
Learn a little bit about the Swan Hill Show's History, our volunteers and committee members or read a message from our president.
A BRIEF HISTORY
A Brief History of the Swan Hill District Agricultural & Pastoral Society
Swan Hill was a small village in 1893, with many prospective land owners arriving regularly to inspect land in surrounding districts. Discussions were mainly about the building of a bridge over the Murray River – but one progressive resident also called a meeting in the hope of establishing an agricultural and pastoral Society. This was unanimously supported.
A show was not held that year nor in 1894 because of very oppressed conditions – however in 1895 the first show was staged with an estimated 2000 present. A train from Kerang brought many patrons to Swan Hill for the day.
In the years since that momentous day the Show Society has withstood many highs and some lows, with only one show being missed during the war years. Committee members from many walks of life have fulfilled positions of office, farming and professional, secretaries were mostly male until recent years, and have always received payment. Swan Hill held a very successful show in 1995 to celebrate its centenary, and a book was published – written by Gwen Warne – telling of every years show, its activities, accomplishment and progress. Copies are still available.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
It’s Show Time again – the 124th Swan Hill Show is coming up and we are all in for a lot of fun.
For your entertainment we have secured some great features, these include:
The Mik Maks Kids Entertainment, Tubby the Robot, Xtreme Trials Motor Bike Show, Midland Axeman’s Wood Chopping Demonstration, Wicked Wildlife, Professor Wallace’s Puppets, Funfarm 2 U Animal Nursery, The Orchestrelle Company Fair Ground Organ, Golden City Pipe Band and of course, Southern Cross Fireworks.
Once again, we need to thank all our fantastic sponsors who have helped finance the 2019 Swan Hill Show, we are very grateful for their ongoing support. To the Show Committee and Sub Committees and the hundred or so volunteers, we also say thank you.
We would like to thank the Showmen and entertainers who bring us all the fun at the show and the stall holders, exhibitors and competitors for their fantastic displays and demonstrations.
The food vendors always do a great job catering for the show each year.
Plenty of dancing and music will be presented on the entertainment stage.
Our regular features such as the craft pavilions, horses, cattle, poultry and caged birds will be showcased.
On Saturday, the very popular Yard Dog Competition will take place, as well as the Prime Lamb and Cattle Hoof & Hook competitions. These three features are sure to create a lot of interest amongst farmers and the community.
Don’t forget the machinery and vehicle exhibits on the Tyntynder ground.
Please come along and support your local show and have a great time.