Horsham Rural City’s 2020 Australia Day Community Group of the Year, took our award winning event to new heights by celebrating Victoria’s first virtual agricultural show in 2020 and it looks like we’ll be doing it again!
On August 27, the Horsham Ag Society announced the cancellation of the 2021 Grand Annual Horsham Agricultural Show. Only a month out from our Show, sadly the restrictions placed on us makes running the Show unviable. But with our experience from last year’s virtual Show, we are going to bring back some favourite competitions.
The Show may be off, but there’s no reason we can’t Show-Off. CLICK HERE for our list of competitions.
Depending on restrictions, the Yard Dog Trial, horse and miniature goat sections may still go ahead on different days. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date.
The Fleece Competition will be forwarded to the Wimmera Autumn Merino Sheep Show on March 19 and 20, 2022.
The traditional Grand Annual Agricultural Show, like so many others, did not go ahead as usual in 2020. The last time a Show was cancelled was during WWII.
The Horsham Ag Society succeeded in delivering a virtual show program, the first in Victoria, as we overcame adversity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our priority was to continue to keep connected to families as they get back to basics around the kitchen table baking, making, growing and creating during the stay at home restrictions, with our online competitions. This was evident on Show Day, with a full program running on Facebook from 9.45am to 10pm with over 150 posts. Overall a reach of more than 10,000 people for a show which is usually supported by between 2,000-4,000, depending on the weather! The week’s following reached 30,000 people.
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