LET'S GO TO THE SHOW .....WHAT TIME IS EVERYTHING ON ??
Here's the timetable for events at the Show so you can plan your day.
NOTE: The planned times for events as listed below are subject to alteration if circumstances on Show Day require a change.
9.00 am Cattle Handling & Judging
11.30 am Ferret Races
11.30 am Presentation of Poultry Prizes Poultry Shed
12 noon Dog Jumps - Small dogs & Handbag dogs
12 noon Lamb Whisperer competition
12.30 pm “Trixie the Clown” performance
1.00 pm Pet Parade Judging
1.30 pm Tug of War - Junior
1.30 pm Dog Jumps - Medium Dogs
2.00 pm Dog Jumps - Large Dogs
2.30 pm Show Girl & Boy Competitions
3.00 pm Tug of War - Intermediate
3.00 pm “Trixie the Clown” performance
3.15 pm Tug of War - Senior
4.00 pm Trailer Backing Competition for Women
AND throughout the day
Nail Driving Competition - for Girls & Guys
Guess the Weight of the Sheep
Guess the Weight of the Turkey
Sheep Shearing Display
Small Machinery and old vehicle Display
Vintage and Heritage Cars
Hay Ho Animal Nursery
Poultry, Fleeces and Crops
Lambs and Stud Sheep
Stalls & Trade Displays & Sideshows
ENJOY LAMB ON THE SPIT?
Come along to our BBQ to celebrate another year of our great Show and the presentation of the Awards for the Lamb Competition.
We will have some pre dinner nibbles, BBQ lamb and salads, dessert, and drink - all available for $30 per adult.
The whole family is welcome to attend and children uner 5 years are free, with 6-16 year olds being only $10.
We'd love to see you here at the Henderson Pavilion on FRIDAY, 26 OCTOBER at 7 pm.
PICK MY PROJECT - OUR THANKS
The votes are in .......... a sincere thank you to all who supported our projects for improvements to the HENDERSON PAVILION and are SOLAR PANELS and REPLACEMENT OF SPORTS FLOOR and construction of DISABLED ACCESS to the front entrance.
The results should be known during October and hopefully some of the $1 being made available to the Hume Region will be for projects in our area.
ARE YOU GETTING READY FOR RUTHERGLEN SHOW
Show and Horse Schedules are now in the shops and here on our website.
As well as the usual classes, and from last year we have again the Lamb Whisperer, Junior Cattle Handling & Judging, Backyard Chooks, and Guess the Weight of the Sheep.
NEW this year we Sheep Judging for Rural Youth, and a new fun event the Handbag Handicap – hurdles for tiny dogs and their owners in the Dog Jumping
The Tug of War last year was a hoot …. who this year will out pull the reigning champions the Apex Club of Rutherglen ???
And let’s not forget the kids with the Pet Parade and Fun Ring for horses.
We thank all our donors and sponsors who again are supporting us and making the show possible.
Policies recently adopted are Child Safe Policy and Policy on Bullying. Copies of these are available in our "Downloads".
These policies apply to all activities held within the Henderson Pavilion and parts of the showgrounds under the control of the Society.
Tickets for the 130th Rutherglen Wine Show and the 2018 Australian Fortified Wine Show will go on sale shortly. You can secure your spot by Pre-Registering for both the Public Tasting and the Presentation Dinner by clicking on the Contacts Tab on our Web Page and filling in the form.
Judging: 17th – 21st September
Over a 5-day period Some of Australia’s Best Judges, both Locally and Interstate, will gather in Rutherglen and judge entries from across the Country.
Wines are blind tasted making the results a truly Independent and Consumer Focused rather than Commercially Focused.
Our stringent judging process will produce Bronze, Silver, Gold and Trophy Winners in one of Australia’s Oldest and Most Prestigious Wine Shows.
Exhibitors Tasting Thursday 27th September - 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
An opportunity for Exhibitors to Taste other Wine Makers Products on a Grand Scale and to and Benchmark their Wines against some of the Countries Best.
It is a great opportunity to Network with other Winemakers and Industry Buffs.
Entry is Free to all Exhibitors of 130th Rutherglen Wine Show and or the 2018 Australian Fortified Wine Show will
Presentation dinner Thursday 27th September Pre-Dinner Drinks - 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
Relax and chat with friends whilst enjoying a tipple and wait for your dinner and the all-important Presentation of the Trophy Winners.
Dinner and Presentations: - 7.00 pm – 12.00 am
Local Restaurateur Pickled Sisters will provide a scrumptious 3 course meal paired with award winning wines selected by our Chairman from this year and previous years shows.
Enjoy our Chairman’s call of the Trophy Winners and the Presentation of Trophies to the Winners.
Tickets are $165.00 per person and limited to 200 spots and includes a results book showing all the winners and winners scores
The Presentation Dinner can sell out and bookings are essential to confirm your seat at one of the wine industries more prestigious events.
Public Tasting: Friday 28th September - 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm
Sample some of the Countries and Regions Best Table, Sparkling and Fortified Wines including Award and Trophy Winners of 2018 Show, paired with Selected Locally Produced Hot and Cold Finger Foods.
Tickets are $65.00 per person and limited to 215 spots and includes a results book showing all the winners and winners scores
The Public Tasting is usually a sell out so get in quick.
Wine Sale: Sunday 30th September - 7.00 am – 9.00 am Finish
An opportunity to purchase excellent wine at bargain prices. Get in early or miss out. Once the sale starts its finish so don’t be late.
“Don’t forget” you can secure your spot by Pre-registering for both the Public Tasting and the Presentation Dinner by clicking on the Contacts Tab on our Web Page and filling in the form.
Rutherglen Agricultural Show
"In vino veritas - In wine there is truth."
The office at the Henderson Pavilion will be attended by the Show Secretary on the following dates/times:
Leading up to the Wine Show (17-30 September) the office is generally attended by the Show Secretary between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm.
Following the Wine Show the open hours will be:
1 - 12 October (close of entries) 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
15 - 25 October 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Entries for the Pavilion should be delivered by the times nominated in the schedule. Exhibitors who have difficulty delivering on the date(s) stated may deliver their exhibits prior to that date by arrangement with the Show Secretary (ring 0260 328 044)