Fri. Mar 1st, 2024

The 2024 Uralla District Show is on Saturday 3rd February, bringing together a mix of modern and traditional values to showcase the agricultural strengths of Uralla and surrounding areas.

The Uralla Show has a strong tradition of ring events for horses and pavilion exhibits, which continues in the 2024 Show program. The Committee has also introduced some new initiatives to liven the atmosphere as well as encourage participation by younger community members. The Uralla Show Committee hopes to encourage the next generation to get excited about this event to ensure the continuation of the annual Show.

Uralla District Show Society President, Mr Jeffery Scott, said this year’s Show will be a combination of our traditional show and some perhaps more modern ideas.

“We have decided to have more live music during the day, with seasoned Tamworth locals Tommy Miller and Kevin Spencer performing throughout the Show.”

“We are also having motorcycle barrel racing and the very popular demolition derby.”

The motorcycle barrel racing will be contested across four age divisions, ranging from seven years to Opens. This provides a great opportunity for the young and not-so-young members of the community to test their skills and their nerve against their peers, and perhaps ride away with some extra cash.

For those not as daring, the Uralla Show Society has also introduced a decorated bicycle competition. There are some great cash prizes available, with the Uralla Show Society encouraging any kids with a bike to bring it along and to join in the Grand Parade for a chance to win even more prizes. Youngsters are also encouraged to bring their feathered and furry friends to show, with the Children’s Pet Section. To keep the kids further involved, a 100m Dash for Cash and Lolly Chase are included in the afternoon program.

The Show will commence with the Horse Sections, from 7.45am, running across 5 rings and many categories. The Equine sections are always well supported, being a staple event for the Uralla Show for many years. Canteen facilities will be open from 7.00am until late for those competitors camping on-site.

Another staple and well supported tradition of the Uralla Show is the Wool Section. This Section recognises the long pastoral history of the Uralla District, with ribbons from this section being very highly sort after. While the ZNet Upcycling Section is a recent inclusion, this Section further recognises the changing focus of community values within the district.

The Grand Parade will commence around 1.00pm, with all Show participants encouraged to partake of this grand event. This will be a spectacular show of community, with $300 in prize money on offer by the Show Society.

Entries and prizes awarded for the Pavilion exhibits will be on display in the Main Pavilion Building. Judging Sections include Fine Art and Photography, Cookery, Agricultural Produce, Cut Flower & Potted Plants, LEGO & Model Building, Home Brew, various handicrafts, the Schools, and Special Section, to encourage inclusive participation by the entire community.

The Uralla Show has something for everybody, with the Shannon’s Show & Shine, Fire & Rescue displays, ZNet Upcycling displays, antique machinery displays, as well as the Carnival sideshows and treats. The 2024 Uralla Show will conclude with a fireworks display, followed by the much-anticipated Demolition Derby.

“It is very important that we continue to have the Uralla Show,” Mr Scott said.

“As our rural sector faces increasingly difficult times, the annual District Show provides a social outlet and it would be very sad to see this tradition end.”

Ticket prices are – Adults: $12; Children under 14 & Aged Pensioners $6; Family Admission (2 Adults + 2 Children) $30

For more information on events, please see the Uralla District Show Society website or Uralla Show – Pavilion Committee Facebook page. Hard copies of the program can also be purchased at Uralla Post Office, Uralla Foodworks, Uralla Pharmacy, Regional Australia Bank and Pursehouse Rural.

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