Attractions for the 2017, 109th Show include:
Animal Nursery – Further to the Radford’s family great array of animals in the ever popular Animal Nursery will be Maree Donaldson and her miniature goats who will be sure to delight. Ritchie Wells will again be presenting his working bullocks and giving demonstrations throughout the day. Rare breeds of poultry will also be on display by the Devonport Poultry Society.
Cattle Competitions – Trade, stud beef and dairy, including State Junior Handler Champion of Champions, which will commence at approximately 1pm. There will also be the State Junior Judging Final for beef and dairy that is usually held at Devonport. Watch the Facebook Page for more details.
Chopping Competition – Various classes include ‘Ta Ann Tasmania A&B Grade Championship and 375mm Single Handed Sawing Competition’; ‘William Adams 250mm Frontmarkers Handicap’; ‘Britton Timbers Standing Handicap’, 225mm and 250mm; ‘Kingston Bros Standing Handicap’, 300mm; ‘Tall Timbers 300mm Underhand’; ‘Armour Timber and Hardware 250mm Veteran’s Handicap’ and ‘Sustainable Timber Tasmania 250mm Junior Handicap’.
An exciting new area for the show this year is “Know your Meat Cuts” – a meat demonstration sponsored by Temma Farm, Greenham’s, Perry’s Quality Meats and Lapoinya Abattoirs. You will be able to watch a butcher cutting up the different cuts of meat, both beef and lamb, and learn about how to prepare them for the dinner table. The Smithton Scouts and local Lions Clubs will finish the process offering products from Greenham’s including Gourmet Wagyu and Cape Grim hamburgers and Cape Grim steak sandwiches. The Smithton Scouts and local Lions Clubs will finish the process offering products from Greenham’s including Gourmet Wagyu and Cape Grim hamburgers and Cape Grim steak sandwiches.
Cooking Demonstrations – Tracey Martin of ‘Petuna Seafoods’ will again be returning to hold very popular cooking demonstrations, showcasing local produce such as octopus from ‘TOP Fish’ and scallops provided by ‘Hursey Seafoods’ as well as working with different cuts of meat in conjunction with the meat demonstration.
Petuna Seafoods will also have displays and representatives available to discuss their prospective fish enterprise for the North West Coast.
Sponsored by Circular Head Motorcycles and Laing Harvesting, a reverse backing obstacle course using a side by side vehicle will be held during the day.
Displays – Patrons can visit Mike Thow with his reptiles, the ‘North West Bird Club’ and ‘Bonsai Society’, the ‘Veteran Car Club’ and the ‘Historical Machinery Club’. Jason Blake and Damien Smith will also be displaying their very impressive model trucks, in conjunction with a ‘Collectables Corner’.
Dog Agility Demonstrations by the Canine Performance Association of Tasmania – Performances such as flyballing will be held throughout the day.
Equestrian Competition – The competition can be viewed around the main arena, running across the day.
Exhibition Hall Competition – For the second year there is a category for novice cooks who have never won a first prize before in the homemade produce section. Fantastic prizes are on offer for exhibitors, including $30 for the ‘Best Rose’ and $15 for the ‘Best Lilium’ in the Show. The Hall, with all the exhibits in different categories including from the local schools, always looks incredible; be sure not to miss.
Food Stalls – Scattered around the ground. Morning, lunch and afternoon teas will also be provided from the Luncheon Hall.
Grand Parade – The Parade will once again commence at 3pm, showcasing the best of the livestock exhibited throughout the Show.
Entertainment Area sponsored by Woolnorth Wind Farms will include musician Rino Morea who will perform for most of the day. “The Grey Nomads” – singer/entertainer, Edwin, will again return raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis, and were very popular last year. Circus Anywhere’ will be returning to entertain with skills of acrobatics, juggling, dance and comedy.
The Royal Flying Doctors Service will be showcasing two of their programmes – Dental and Right as Rain.
Opening of the Show, Showgirl and Show Boy Competition – The competition will be held after the opening of the Show at 12 noon by Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania.
Categories for Showgirl competition are:
- Show Baby (Under 24 Months – Boy or Girl)
- Miss Tiny Tot (2 to 4 years)
- Master Tiny Tot (2 to 4 years)
- Show Junior (5 to 10 years – Boy or Girl)
- Miss Showgirl (11 to 18 years)
- Show Mother and Children
- Casual Show Family
- Be near the Secretary’s Office at 12 noon if you wish to enter.
Sideshow Alley – Providing entertainment in the form of showbags, games and rides.
Trade Spaces – Including agricultural machinery, homemade products, car displays – to name just a few.
and much more!