Welcome to Horsham Show and the Horsham Agricultural Society

HORSHAM AG SOCIETY

Horsham Agricultural Society Inc is a not for profit organisation with it’s office located at ‘Maydale Reserve’ at the Horsham Showgrounds. Situated in the heart of Horsham overlooking the Wimmera River, this precinct of 19 hectares is shared between Crown land and the Horsham Ag Society which owns almost half. As an events centre, it is the only privately owned facility which can host weddings, exhibitions, the annual agricultural show, festivals and so much more in the centre of town. Opportunities to camp under a canopy of stars in the heart of Horsham at special events and festivals is a jewel in not just the society’s crown but the city’s.

 

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.

 

The main office is open Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 5.00pm and Monday - Friday in September.
 
To keep up to date with what we're doing throughout the year follow us on Facebook (Horsham Show - Victoria, and Horsham Ag Society). 

 

HORSHAM GERMAN FEST- NOVEMBER 9, 2019

Boasting 5 German beers (and Aussie faves), a beer hall, live music and German food trucks on The Green and an exclusive 'A Brush with Beers & Bubbles' paint and wine event in the Maydale art studio, this year's events is going to give you the best Oktoberfest experiene (in November!).  For more info and tickets go to www.horshamgermanfest.com.au  This event is proudly brought to you by The Weekly Advertiser and ACE Radio.

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE

Our award winning, environmentally & family friendly, licensed event returns on December 31 on the riverfront.  The is a free event for the community supported by the Horsham Rural City Council.  Live music, food trucks and kids water activities and rides.

 

60 YEARS OF WIMMERA ROCK

The Maydale Pavilion will once again be brought to life as it was over 40 years ago, when we see the return of Shades of Troopers Creek and other bands playing on Friday February 7 and Saturday February 8.  This will be a licensed event.  Stay tuned for ticket sales.

 

WE'RE STILL HERE TOUR - Dolly's Dream

We'll be hosting this event with Dolly's Dream Ambassador, Tom Curtain, singer songwriter from WA.  We have been included in the Southern Australian tour and we couldn't be happier.  This will be a family friendly event, licensed with a BBQ.

HORSHAM IRISH FESTIVAL - FEBRUARY 29, 2020

The Irish Festival returns with Brekkie on the Riverfront, Artisans Market, Yabby Races, 'A Brush with Beers & Bubbles' and lots of Irish music, food and fun.  Tickets are $20.  Follow us on Facebook or our festival page for more info.

  

142nd GRAND ANNUAL HORSHAM AGRICULTURAL SHOW (Sept 26, 2020 Show Eve Carnival 5pm - 9pm and Sept 27, 2020 Show Day 10am - 10pm)

The Grand Annual Horsham Agricultural Show is held on the middle Sunday of the September/October school holidays.  A riverfront carnival (rides only) will open from 5pm-10pm on the eve of the Show.  On Sunday 27 September the gates will open at 10am for everything you'd expect to see at a country Show including our popular Ag Show Food & Wine Fest.

 

MEDIA

 

15 October, 2018 - McGrath Shield launched at the Horsham Show Fleece Competition

11 April, 2018 - New Ag Society Leaders announced

24 November, 2017 - Dustin Cross, winner of the Australian Trainee of the Year Award for the Dept of Education & Training

17 October, 2017 -  Dustin Cross, winner of the Victorian Trainee of the Year Award for the Dept of Education & Training.

15 October, 2017 - Dustin Cross, Horsham Ag Society councillor winner of the Victorian Trainee of the Year Award in Melbourne.

26 July, 2017 - Zack Currie, Horsham Ag Society councillor wins state title for Wool Handling at the 140th Australian Sheep & Wool Show.

17 February, 2017 - Tidy Towns; Horsham's Dalton Cross nominated for national award

25 July, 2016 - Chief Sheep Steward wins Victorian state title as Sheep Judge

14 July, 2016 - Ag Society President nominated for Tidy Towns young leader award

May 20, 2016 - GJ Gardner Homes Community Garden Opening.

April 27, 2016 - GJ Gardner Homes Community Garden Nominated for award

March 9, 2016 - Horsham Ag Society's young leadership team

March 9, 2016 - GJ Gardner Homes Community Garden begins

March 7, 2016 - Horsham Ag Society young leadership team

March 5, 2016 - GJ Gardner Homes Community Garden begins

January 20, 2016 - Dalton Cross Horsham's Young Citizen of the Year Award.

January 22, 2016 - As above