With it’s wide open spaces, small nooks and laneways, this historical precinct boasts an event centre like no other. The Cattle Shed is a function centre, surrounded by rustic stables located within a stones-throw of the Wimmera River with options of indoor and outdoor facilities.

It hosts weddings, special birthday parties and Christmas gatherings. A fully functioning workshop hosts an array of casual staff, volunteers and job seekers, engaged through a variety of employment programs to give people opportunity to upskill and prepare for permanent employment.

For 48 weeks of the year, a minimum of 130 hours of labour is pumped out of the organisation. Volunteer committee members gather regularly for meetings and working bees to maintain the grounds. Opportunities exist for new members to join the committee at any time.

The Maydale Pavilion is the biggest shed in Horsham which hosts private sheep sales, expos, and shows, including the annual agricultural show. We have many visitors to ‘Maydale Reserve’ and these include people transporting horses. We provide a resting place for horses allowing them to unwind and have a drink while their owners clean their float and use our facilities. To ensure this service can continue to be provided, we charge a $10 facility fee so we appreciate visitors phoning ahead so we can unlock toilets and yards etc.


Nestled in the heart of Horsham, with the grounds overlooking the Wimmera River, The Cattle Shed is the perfect venue for your special event.  Step inside and immediately you will feel a special kind of connection to a piece of living history in its rustic surrounds.  With stunning backdrops, the surrounding stables and rustic buildings at the Horsham showgrounds are unique.

Just 3.5 hours from Melbourne and 2 hours from the SA border, The Cattle Shed is a must visit when you book a tour of the historic showgrounds through the Horsham Ag Society.  Read more here…..

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This large shed can be hired for a variety of activities – expos, livestock sales, clearing sales, garage sales and more.  It is a great venue if you need a wet weather plan for your event.

Contact us on 0400 425 254 for hire rates.


Camping is only permitted if you’re attending the Horsham Show, WMHVS Swap Meet, Horsham Country Music Festival, Horsham Fishing Contest or a travelling with livestock.

There is no charge to camp at the Horsham Fishing Competition and Swap Meet.  Camping at the Horsham Show is required and you must access this via www.nominate.com.au or call us for details.


Horse stables and camping is available for short stopovers for transporters of livestock/horses. For hire details please contact the Venue Manager, Andrea Cross on 0400425254.

Stable & camping bookings for the Horsham Show and Wimmera Show season open on June 1 each year via www.nominate.com.au.  Please book directly with them, as we outsource this service.


If you are meeting a horse specialist at the Maydale Reserve (this is private land owned by the Horsham Ag Society) or travelling with horses and need a break between long distance driving, you are welcome to use our facilities to water and exercise your ponies.  We also have a straw pit if you need to clean out your float.  The facility fee for this is $10 and payable prior to arriving (out of hours) or pop into the office Tuesday – Thursday between 10am – 5.30pm).   Please phone ahead if your arrival is out of office hours and deposit the fee via direct debit to:  Westpac BSB 033-629 AC 490773.


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The Horsham Ag Society is the auspicing body which hosts the Grand Annual Horsham Agricultural Show and so much more. The Society is the caretaker of half of the Horsham Showgrounds – not including the Horsham Greyhound Club, grandstand, track and arena.