Kojonup Agricultural Show
The Kojonup Agricultural Show is an annual event, organised by Kojonup Pastoral and Agricultural (P & A) Society, showcasing a spectacular line-up of displays, exhibitions, demonstrations, competitions, and entertainment.
Held at Kojonup Showground, the Kojonup Show is an event not to be missed on Kojonup’s yearly social calendar, and 2021 promises to be a year to remember, with organisers telling people to “tartan up… it’s a highland fling!”
There is plenty to interest the whole family, with exhibitors vying for recognition – as well as prizemoney and trophies – across a wide range of categories, including:
- Livestock, including best fine, medium, and strong fleece, and best housed or unhoused merino wool.
- Vegetables, including best kitchen garden (with 5 vegetables), or best vegetable (from a wide range of vegetables).
- Baking, including best fruit cake, chocolate cake, scones, sponge cake, slice, biscuits, and bread. Special categories added for 2021’s highland fling theme include best Scottish Dundee cake (following a supplied recipe), Scottish shortbread, and “Something Scottish to serve with Coffee”.
- Pantry and cellar, including best pickles, jams, sauces, preserved produce, eggs, jerky/biltong, beer, and cider.
- Craft, including best machine or hand needlework, including best knitted, crocheted or macramé item, best woodwork or metalwork, best handmade soap, best handmade jewellery and best handmade paper or card. Special categories added for 2021’s highland fling theme include best Fair-isle, Aran or Fisherman’s Rib garment or article, either knitted or crocheted.
- Art, including best colour artwork, best black and white artwork, and best sculpture.
- Photography, including best landscape/waterscape, rural, character study, floral study, sunrise/sunset, abandoned structure, panorama, and macro. The special category for 2021 falls under the same catchphrase of the show: “tartan up… it’s a highland fling”.
- Floral: there are sub-categories here for:
- flowers – cuts and specimens, including best rose, poppies, camellia, pansies, daisies, irises, fuchsia or flowering native shrub.
- pot plants, including best fern, bonsai, orchid, elkhorn, collection of succulents or cacti, or foliage plant. This category includes both pot plants and hanging containers.
- decorative flower arranging, including best container of mixed flowers, geraniums, annuals, native flora, heritage roses or foliage only.
- floral art: The “floral art” section is themed, with several categories. These include, “It’s a highland fling” and “A touch of tartan”, in keeping with the theme of the show, as well as additional categories such as “A spring’s day”, “Christmas day”, “Wedding day” and “Arrangement using an unusual container”
- Children’s work: There is a huge variety of categories in which any child, up to Year 12, can submit an entry
As a bonus, exhibitors are allowed to offer exhibited craft items and artworks for sale, so there is a chance for show-goers to purchase some beautiful, hand-crafted items and art… if they’re early!
The history of Kojonup Agricultural Show at Kojonup Showground
The Kojonup Agricultural Show is one of Kojonup’s premier outdoor annual events, playing host to countless exhibitors. This year marks the 114th annual Kojonup agricultural show, which has a proud history in the Great Southern region and has been attracting visitors from surrounding districts such as Bridgetown, Broome Hill, Albany, Wagin, Narrogin, and Katanning since 1898.
Originally held on the site of the Kojonup Hospital, the Kojonup Showground was moved to its present-day location, on the town’s outskirts, following construction of showground buildings on the site in 1922. The buildings, like the tradition of the show itself, have both historical and social significance and continue to play an important role in the life of our rural community.
The ‘Act, Belong, Commit’ Kojonup Agricultural Show at Kojonup Showground
There will be plenty of entertainment on hand:
- Rides and activities for kids, including a petting zoo, laser tag and face painting
- Blacksmithing and chainsaw woodcarving demonstrations
- Sheep counting
- Dog jumping and dog trials
- Log choppers
- Music from Scotch College during the day and Eclipse in the evening.
Plus, you can send the end the day off with a bang, with a spectacular fireworks’ display to close out the show.
Check the Kojonup P & A Society’s Kojonup Show website for ticket prices, entry forms, and further information on and the procedure for submitting an entry into one of the competitive exhibits. Alternatively, contact the Kojonup P & A Society via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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