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The Jamestown Show Committee have decided to return to a two-day format for the first time since 1930.
Prior to 1930 the size and popularity of the Jamestown Show increased through the early 1900’s, with attendances peaking in the 1920’s at 3-4000 on Day 1 and 10-11,000 on Day 2. Unfortunately, the impact of the Great Depression substantially reduced attendances. Following a very small attendance in 1930, it was decided to revert to a one day show.
The Show Committee have decided that the Great Depression is definitely history! It is time to rejuvenate the Jamestown Show and restore it to the premier event in the Jamestown district calendar.
The gates will open at 1 pm on Sunday 30th Sept, with various sections being judged during the afternoon. The commercial sheep sections will be assessed and Stacey Pavilion judging will be completed by 2 pm and open to the public. The side shows will be operating throughout the afternoon. Day One will culminate with competitive events and live entertainment at the roundhouse.
The committee will keep the community updated on developments throughout 2018. Watch this space!
Improving the attendance of young people and young families is of utmost importance, which is encouraged by our attractive membership deals. Which can be found under the membership tab.
The cost of entry into the show will stay the same as previous years. This year entry is required once and a wrist band will be given to allow for re-entry into the show.
“Sheeptacular” is the theme for the 2018 show. We hope to capitalise on this by taking the opportunity to highlight the importance of merino sheep and wool in the Jamestown district. The new Sheep and Wool sub-committee will be working toward setting up new sections which encourage commercial farmers to become involved in the show and provide a forum for sharing information among commercial sheep producers and stud breeders.
One highlight of the 2018 show will be the commercial fleece competition. Fleeces entered will become the property of Jamestown Show.
Fleece completion flyers & fleece bags are available from Landmark, Elders and Quality Wool. We are collecting fleeces already and right up to show time. The fleeces will be judged on highest commercial value.
AWI are supplying garments for the fashion parade this year. If you are interested in being a model please speak to Pam Staker.
If you would like to volunteer, help the committee or for any other information please email email@example.com