Kids Activities

There are plenty of activities for  kids on the day and most are free!
  • Junior Speed Sheep Shave 
  • The Balloon Lady Pop-up Shows and Magic Show
  • St. Brigid’s Animal Petting Nursery – gold coin donation
  • Miniature Goat & Dairy Goat display
  • Sands Family Circus Performance
  • The Face Painting Lady
  • Gretna Junior Fire Brigade demonstrations
  • Free Craft Activities
  • Kids Pony Events – entry fee
  • Running Races and Novelty Events
  • Side-Show Games, Rides & Showbags – $$$
  • Food Stalls – $$$
  • Southern Bee Keepers Association Display
  • Tas Reptilia Snake Demonstration
  •  Jordan River School Farm Livestock Display
  • Dog High Jump
  • Lego Display
  • Also lots of fun arty crafty ideas for children to enter into this year’s home industry exhibits and more…
  • Baby change facilities located underneath the Grandstand

“I really enjoy going to this event every year!! I totally recommend getting along! Especially if you have kids! The food is always YUM! The animals and rides are always a big hit! The best thing about it, is your not stressed if the kids run off somewhere because it’s set out well enough you can pretty much see them most of the time!!”hands



Food & Beverage


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, topped off with coleslaw and onion. 

Please support the Show Hospitality Shed & Bar, both are run by local volunteers and all proceeds go to the Hamilton District Agricultural Show Society, 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 TEASapplepie-1496183_640

Sit high in the grand stand and take in all that the show has to offer! Enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee, with cordial for the children. Experience some of our Volunteer Country Ladies’ best cakes, biscuits and sandwiches! You’ll find a variety of delicious, reasonably priced products to choose from. Why not gather a table of friends and share a high tea stand laden with a variety of freshly made sandwiches, cakes, biscuits and slices. All proceeds from this stall go to the Hamilton District Agricultural Show Society, related charities and organisations. 


On the menu:

Temptation Platters; Tassal salmon, Derwent Valley lamb, Udderly Tasmanian cheese, deep fried Pork Ravioli, Will’s pickles and Wild Fennel Café bread. 

Derwent Valley lamb and gravy rolls 

This stall also offers a selection of  beverages from local producers.  Meadowbank Wines, Inverquharity Wines and Lawrenny Estate Distillery.


Major Sponsors and Donors:



“Campdrafting is a unique, popular and wholly Australian family sport.”

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

9:00 Judges Address commences

  2019 Campdrafting Order of Events, Judges and Entry Fees 

Entries close Friday 22nd February 2019.

For enquiries please call 0458 489 231 or email

Major Sponsors of this event:

Cattle generously provided by Cleveland Pastoral Estate and transported by Rainbirds Transport. 

Thank you also to local sponsors of this event:

BG Firearms – Hunting Supplies & Tackle, Bothwell Garage, Roderick Le Fevre Equine Services, Livestock Consulting Tasmania & Tania Burbury Leatherwork.


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.Bridget Pross

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 or email

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 @ 2/10/2018

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:




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


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


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


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


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