THE Stroud Show returns in 2022 bigger and better than ever.
It is now listed as one of the top 20 agricultural shows in NSW.
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The Show has a new three-day format and offers Show attendees an even bigger, better and brighter show.
Doors open from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24, where once again the Stroud Showground will become the center of agriculture, wacky contests, and above all, community spirit.
For 101 years, the Stroud Show has showcased the rich livestock, produce, and fruits and vegetables of the Stroud Valley region and beyond.
In 2022, visitors will experience three days of family fun with a variety of entertainment shows, arts, crafts, food, traditional produce and cattle, horse and dog shows to enjoy.
The Stroud Show will have something for everyone, with popular exhibits returning to the 2022 Show lineup, including the Bring the Wife Contest, the Homebrew Competition, the Ute Show and the Biggest Pumpkin Contest.
Not to mention the demolition derby, fireworks and two sensational local performers, Jane Denham and Hurricane Fall from Newcastle.
And, little showgoers will be kept just as happy with fun and exciting entertainment including a reptile petting show, kids shows and carnival rides.
In the show ring, horse enthusiasts will not be disappointed with more than 700 stallions, colts, mares and fillies competing in its various show jumping, hacking, riding and show ring disciplines.
A highlight of the show will be the show jumping of a six-bar finale, reserved for the best of the best.
And, cattle will be beefed up with so much grass on the ground after record rains.
While in the dog ring, the Show has literally gone to the dogs with the return of the Stroud All Breeds Championship Dog Show set to ‘stack’ hundreds of dogs, from terriers, toys, gundogs to hounds and non-sporting breeds. , all competing for Best In Show and judged by interstate conformation judges.
There will be the talented dogs showing off their talents with the livestock and of course the big, small, fancy and fluffy dogs vying for a ribbon in the show ring.
There will be over 500 competitors in the All Breeds Championship Dog Show this year, making it a great opportunity to see a breed for your next family pet!
Show chairman James Harris told News Of The Area: “This year we are not in competition with the Royal Easter Show and many of the entrants will attend our show on their way north after the Royal.
“We’re really excited about the camp on site and of course with the format of the three-day event, we had to do it in three days to make it all fit.
“The Camp Draft has been moved to a separate event in May as it is now a huge event in its own right with 750-800 Camp Drafters.
“The 2022 Stroud Show provides a true feel for what life in our small country town has to offer.
“I am incredibly proud of our city and the volunteer committee that puts on this event every year.
“We are very excited to be able to allow visitors to enjoy the new three-day format that will be filled with a variety of diverse and interesting exhibits.
“The wife getaway always gets a good crowd and everyone loves the demolition derby!
“We are just a small town, but our locals have huge hearts, ready to welcome and showcase our region to the wider community,” he said.
Tickets for the show are just $20 for adults on Saturday and $10 on Sunday with kids free all weekend.
By Marian Samson