Who doesn’t remember the fun had as a kid at various country shows? Well Red Hill Show offers the opportunity to re-live your youth and give your kids the benefit of the same experience without being a million miles away!
Agricultural Shows are the most popular form of family entertainment in Australia today, and here on the Mornington Peninsula we have one of the best. Every year thousands of people attend the Red Hill Show to enjoy a great family day and be part of this wonderful community celebration.
This will be the 86th annual Red Hill Show (the only event of its kind on the Mornington Peninsula) and, as always, the entertainment, exhibitions, demonstrations and animals will be top class.
When the Show began in 1922, local people exhibited apples, flowers and vegetables along with the best butter, cooking and preserves from home and farm kitchens.Show Day was declared a local holiday by the Shire of Flinders and a special train ran from Melbourne to bring spectators down to Red Hill, the journey taking over three hours.
Over the years, horses, sheep, cattle and alpacas were included in the Show – each new introduction indicating the changing face of farming on the Mornington Peninsula. More recently we have added wine, avocados, olives, berries and cheese to the list of produce coming from this most acclaimed agricultural and horticultural area, and some of the very best local produce will be available at the Show for tasting and buying.
Nowadays, this iconic event provides something for all the family with a wide range of events which will captivate everyone, dad’s and boy’s included! Just some of things to entertain everyone include:
- The Whip Industries motocross show
- Fruitcake and home made cheese judging competition
- Working dog demonstrations
- Shearing competition
- Childrens petting opportunities
- Mingle with miniature goats
- Learn about pet rats (!)
- Animal shows
- Wood chop competition
- Music, food and other demonstrations
Family tickets are $50 (2 adults, 3 children 6-18yo), Adults $15 and Children $10. 5 years and under are free, and Students and Pensioners get in for $10. Free parking provided.
Gates open to the public at 8.30am, Saturday March 22. Show concludes at 5.00pm.
For more information see the Red Hill Show website at redhillshow.com.au.