The Rutherglen Agricultural Show is now in its 129th year and continues to retain the traditions of a country show with the addition of fun events for individuals and groups.
An extensive Horse Program is available with Breed Classes, Led and Ridden Horse and Pony events and Fun Ring for novice ponies and riders.
The Lamb Expo continues to be a popular event. The Lamb Program carries a trophies and excellent prizes with the Andrew Campbell Memorial class for Best Retail Trade Class, Gordon Fisher Memorial Trophy for Best Supermarket Class and Norm Killeen Memorial Trophy for Champion Hoof Award. Classes within the Lamb Program carry cash and prizes from our additional Sponsors - McNamaras AGnVET and their suppliers and Paull & Scollard of Corowa.
We have a new novelty event in the sheep and lamb area for under 15 yo competitors. Just like the lamb in Mary Had a Little Lamb we are looking for young Lamb Whisperers. Does your lamb or sheep follow you wherever you go ? If so, bring them to the Show and win the prize sponsored by Rutherglen Veterinary Clinic.
A display of stud sheep can also be found in the Sheep Pavilion and a "Quess the Weight" of the lamb competition with great prizemoney available.
Visit the Pavilion and see demonstrations of old crafts with Hand Spinning demonstrations showing how the fleece from the lambs is turned into hanks of wool for knitting and craft work.
This year sees the return of a Cattle competition with Junior Cattle Handling & Judging classes and classes for Heifers. Visit the Fleece and Crop and Poultry competitions and check out the new Backyard Poultry classes in the Poultry.
Special Events include:
- Tug of War Competition for senior, Intermediate (high school age) and junior (primary school age) teams
- Dog Jumping Competition for small, medium and large dogs
- Nail Driving Competition for ladies and this year for the guys also !!
- hotly contested Men's Cake and Sauce Competitions
- Trailer Backing Competition for Women
The Pavilion exhibits includes all those traditional country skills of Cooking, Home Preserves, Craft & Handiwork as well as very popular Photography and Art sections. For the boys - the Pavilion classes are open to both male and female exhibitors.
The Rutherglen Show has always catered for the young in the community with junior sections in many categories and all of the local schools support the Show by encouraging student involvement. Regular features at the Rutherglen Show include Showgirl and Tiny Tots competitions, a Petting Zoo, Clown, Pet Parade, Ferret Races, Vintage Machinery, Heritage Vehicles, Motor Bike display and an array of Market Stalls. We also have we have the Victorian Showman's Guild with a well presented sideshow alley and fun rides.
Further information concerning our Show can be obtained by accessing our Schedules on this Website.
This is a great country show with something for everyone.