NOW in its 69th year, and the only agricultural show in the Snowy River Shire, the Dalgety Show returns this Sunday March 3 with special guest, Canberra Raider Brett White.
The showground, on the banks of the Snowy River, is an iconic setting and the event gives young and old a chance to experience the agricultural produce and expertise of the region. The sheep, poultry and cattle are all at their best for the show, add to this sheep dog trials, wood chop and equestrian events and you have a whole day of events to fabulous events set in this historic town.
One of the highlights of the day is the Arthur Costello Memorial Tug-O-War event. Kicking off at about 2.30pm this event sees male and female teams from across the shire battle it out for prize money. The friendly and sweaty rivalry between towns and community groups is infectious making a great spectator event.
The pavilion exhibits of fresh produce, baked goods, homebrew, condiments and arts and craft showcase the talent of people of our region. And it's not too late to enter, with entries being accepted right up until 9am the morning of the show. So if you have grown it, baked it, brewed or preserved it, why not enter it in the show. The Quilt display is another attraction, set in the memorial hall it is a nice place to escape the heat and see the stunning quilts entered from far and wide.
And the star attraction this year is home grown NRL star (he's played Origin and has represented Australia), now Canberra Raider Brett White. In the year Canberra celebrates its centenary, Dalgety remembers that it was once confirmed as the site for the capital. Growing up in Berridale, White has been asked to officially open the Show in recognition of this link between Dalgety and Canberra. White is looking forward to the Tug-O-War that is named in honour of his grandfather.
Brett will also be spending some time with the kids activities, giving all youngsters a chance to meet him.
So don't miss this opportunity to meet this legend of rugby league. You might even get an autograph.
With an all day Kiosk, BBQ and Bar plus a variety of food stalls there is plenty to choose from when it comes lunch. There a number of events especially for kids including the patting paddock and Milo the Clown. Set on the banks of the Snowy River, the showground has ample space and shade for people to find a nice place to eat while enjoying the variety of entertainment on offer.
A very affordable day out, gate entry for adults is just $10, aged pensioners $5 and children 15 years and under free. The entry fee also allows you entry to the Dalgety Hall for the Quilts and Needlework display.
For more information, event program and competition entry forms visit the Show's website www.dalgetyshow.com.au