Welcome to the Jamestown Show Website
On behalf of the Jamestown A.H.&F. Society, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all those who make the Jamestown Show possible.
The financial support of the members, organisations who advertise in this book, and donors of trophies and prizemoney, allow this society to put together a wonderful show, with something for everybody.
The conveners and stewards of each section put in days of preparation to ensure that the day runs smoothly for exhibitors and to enable exhibits to be displayed in the best way possible. Of course each section is also reliant on the diligent work of the Judges, many of whom travel great distances to adjudicate at the Jamestown Show. The voluntary contribution of many who contribute to this show spans many decades. One such example is Life Member, John Malone, who passed away earlier this year. John’s phenomenal contribution to the Jamestown Show spanned more than 50 years and extended to the Northern Areas Shows Association and Ag Societies Council of SA. Fortunately, John’s mentorship has contributed to us being blessed with a young and enthusiastic committee to continue to make this SA’s best country show.
The theme for this the 145th Jamestown Show is “Paddock to Plate”, which is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the South Australian produce that feeds the world. We have dedicated an entire Pavilion to “Paddock to Plate”, where cooking demonstrations and many trade sites promoting local produce can be found.
The 2019 show will also build on the successful two-day format that was re-introduced in 2017. All sheep and wool producers are invited to attend the AWI woolgrowers BBQ near the sheep pavilion at 12pm on Sunday. The Sunday evening format will again include the Young Farmers Challenge, Elders Boot Toss, Live music, WSB Fireworks display and Balco Sheaf Toss Competition, with live music also being re-introduced on the Monday evening this year.
The biggest change to the venue this year will be the new shearing shed, which has been funded by FRRR, a substantial discount on the build by Redden’s Sheds as well as more than 30 contributions from local wool growers and associated businesses. The equipment is supplied by Heiniger Australia, for which we are extremely grateful. This will be a fantastic facility to be enjoyed by the show society and contribute to shearer and wool handler training in the future.
I thank our Secretary, Amy Hagger and her team of helpers, for their work toward the 2019 show. It takes exceptional organisation and months of preparation to bring a show of this size together.
We hope that you enjoy the two-day Jamestown show and look forward to seeing you again in 2020.
David S. Cooper,
SHEARING COMPETITIONS • KID’S AG EDUCATION • AG INDUSTRY Q&A • SHOW BAGS • FOOD & COFFEE
Entries will soon be open for all of the Classes at this year’s Jamestown Show.
Remember you will need to use the appropriate entry form and don’t forget any waivers for animal handling and please read the Stacey Pavilion information prior to entering.