Attractions

Kids Activities

There are plenty of activities for  kids on the day and most are free!

Animal Petting Nursery, Miniature Goat Display, The Face Painting Lady, Free Craft Activities, Kids Pony Events, Running Races and Novelty Events, Side-Show Games & Rides, Showbags, Food Stalls, Gretna Junior Fire Brigade Demonstrations, Southern Bee Keepers Association Display, Tas Reptilia Snake Demonstration, Dog High Jump, Sands Family Circus, Lego Display, Lots of fun arty crafty ideas for children to enter into this year’s home industry exhibits and more…

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Food & Beverage

HOSPITALITY SHED, BBQ & BAR

As well as a variety of food vendors joining us for show day, the Hamilton Show Committee cooks a great BBQ with Premium steak, hamburgers and sausages. 

Please support the Show Hospitality Shed & Bar, both are run by local volunteers and all proceeds go to the Hamilton District Agricultural Show Society and related charities and organisations. 

The Bar is open to everyone over the age of 18 years. The Show Society adheres to the Responsible Service of Alcohol Policy.

Our Hospitality Shed was made possible thanks to funding from the Tasmanian Community Fund

MORNING & AFTERNOON TEAStea

Sit high in the Grandstand and take in all the show has to offer! Come and enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee. Experience some of our Volunteer Country Ladies’ best cakes, biscuits and sandwiches! A variety of delicious, reasonably priced products for you to choose from.

TEMPTATIONS OF THE VALLEY

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Will Chapman: Local Derwent Valley Chef and Farmer

On the menu 2018 : Lamb Kofta wraps with tzatziki and salad, Temptation Platters with salmon, lamb, cheese, dip, pickles and bread or lamb and gravy rolls with caramelised onion. 

This stall also offers a selection of local beverages with Lawrenny Distillery gin and vodka, wines from Inverquharity and Meadowbank and ‘Johnny Pop’ created with local cherries from Edgewater cherry orchard.

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Major Sponsors and Donors:

 

Campdrafting

 

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At the southern end of the main arena you will be entertained by the Campdrafting riders as they compete and show you how to muster cattle on horseback. 

Please note that the program of events, judges and entry details for the 2019 Hamilton Show will be available in January 2019.

Major Sponsors of this event:

Live Music

Tasmanian Singer/Songwriter Bridget Pross

We’re very pleased to welcome back local talent Bridget Pross to entertain us again this year.

Bridget has returned home to the Derwent Valley, after spending 10 years in Melbourne working her craft. She is currently writing her third original album and performs live on the Hobart pub circuit.

‘Heart On My Sleeve’ is her most recent work, a full-length original album, check it out on iTunes.
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Fleece Competition

Congratulations to Scott Reardon, of Rockford with his winning Grand Champion Fleece for the 2018 show.

The Wool Pavilion is always of interest with local high quality fleeces on display, and there is usually a farmer kicking about to answer any questons you may have on growing a good fleece.

Chief Steward: Mr. David Madden

For entries call 0438 863 270

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: Skirted Sheep Classes. All classes open to all woolgrowers whether registered breeders or not, unless otherwise stated. Sheep are not to have been shedded.

Classes: Commence at 9:00am

1. Merino Ram: 18 microns and finer

2. Merino Ram: 18.1 – 19 microns

3. Merino Ram: 19.1 – 21 microns

4. Merino Ram: 21.1 – 22 microns

5. Merino Ewe or Wether: 18 microns and finer

6. Merino Ewe or Wether: 18.1 – 19 microns

7. Merino Ewe or Wether: 19.1 – 21 microns

8. Merino Ewe or Wether: 21.1 – 22 microns

9. Merino Ewe or Wether: 23 microns or stronger

10. Polwarth Ram

11. Polwarth Ewe or Wether

12. Cross Bred Fleece

13. Group of three even fleeces of the same type

14. Fleece entered by exhibitor under the age of 18 years age @ 2/10/2017

15. Best Dual Purpose Cross Bred Ewe or Wether Fleece, Merino x Dohne or Samm Fleece of any breed. No entry fee. Award and Ribbon.

16. Commercial Fleeces – judged on the value of three fleeces.

Major Sponsors for this event:

 

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Championship awards and trophies will be awarded for the following classes:

Class 7: $25 voucher donated by Roberts Ltd

Class 8: $20 donated by Elders Ltd

Class 13: A trophy donated by Elders Ltd

Class 16: $50 donated by Roberts Ltd

CHAMPION MERINO FLEECE: $50 donated by Elders Ltd

GRAND CHAMPION FLEECE OF THE SHOW

The RHL Roberts Memorial Trophy: $50 donated by Roberts Ltd

CHAMPION CROSS BRED FLEECE BEST POLWARTH EWE OR WETHER FLEECE

The Glen Dhu Perpetual Trophy presented by R.B.K. Pitt and Partners

CHAMPION FLEECE GROWN IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS

The Shawfeld Perpetual Trophy donated by Mr. G. Boss-Walker

BEST FLEECE GROWN IN THE FORMER HAMILTON MUNICIPALITY

The Montfort  Perpetual Trophy donated by Mr. R.K.Madden

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