Kangaroo Valley to open gates for 133rd time

SHOW DAY FUN: Clockwise, left to right: Myaan Schwegler with her handicraft entry in last year's show, Samson Hole and Isaac Grundy all smiles after winning the kid's bike race, and Skye Baxter impresses in the cattle arena.

SHOW DAY FUN: Clockwise, left to right: Myaan Schwegler with her handicraft entry in last year's show, Samson Hole and Isaac Grundy all smiles after winning the kid's bike race, and Skye Baxter impresses in the cattle arena.

The 2018 Kangaroo Valley Friendly Show is set to open its gates for the 133rd time this Friday and Saturday.

The event will be held at the Kangaroo Valley Showground on Moss Vale Road on Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17. 

The much-loved family day is run and managed by the Kangaroo Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Show society and a community of volunteers, all dedicated to preserve the heritage for the greater regional community.

Show committee member Karen Barker said the Kangaroo Valley Show is more than just two days of fun. 

“The show provides economic and social benefits to the local community, which is why it is important to support and promote agricultural shows,” she said. 

“This is why show day public holidays are only allocated for annual agricultural show events.” 

Friday, January 16 is Kangaroo Valley’s exclusive public holiday – much to the delight of all the school kids from Kangaroo Valley Public School, Karen added. 

Alalya and Myaan Schwegler and Tia Barker and Amber Muffitt from Kangaroo Valley enjoy the 2017 event.

Alalya and Myaan Schwegler and Tia Barker and Amber Muffitt from Kangaroo Valley enjoy the 2017 event.

“We are looking forward to welcoming our regular sideshow alley, entertainers, local talent, community groups and local businesses displaying their local produce.”

Unique to the Kangaroo Valley show, you will find the Beef Cattle Young Judges and F002 Parades competition on the Friday, which qualifies individuals to take their cattle to the Sydney Royal Easter Show. 

The show supports these young competitors to continue an integral local industry.

New to this year's show will be the sheepdog demonstrations taking place on Saturday afternoon in the centre arena.

There will be plenty of action with equestrian events, cattle and horse judging, poultry pavilion judging, wood chopping and the competitive dog show.

There will also more be exciting spectacles, from camel rides to the addition of laser tag. 

Levi and Isaac Cox from Kangaroo Valley in the dress up section last year.

Levi and Isaac Cox from Kangaroo Valley in the dress up section last year.

Shoalhaven Zoo are bringing some of their reptile friends to the show to say hello. The Saturday Grand Parade is already proving to be bigger than ever. Don’t miss it. 

Visit www.kangaroovalleyshow.org.au to keep you updated with competitions, programs and results. You can also find the full schedule online. 

The 133rd Kangaroo Valley Show will get underway at 8.30am until 11pm on both days. Saturday night will also boast all the thrills and spills from the rodeo arena and live music in the newly renovated bar area. 

Karen encouraged everyone to come along and join in on the action. 

“We’re looking forward to welcoming you to The Kangaroo Valley Friendly Show,” she said. 

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