Stroud Show to celebrate 100 years

Stroud Show 2020. Photo - Nyomi Aubrey Photography

Stroud Show 2020. Photo - Nyomi Aubrey Photography

Stroud Show will celebrate its 100th year in 2021.

The hub for agriculture, eccentric contests and community spirit will forge ahead with the Stroud Show Committee confirming the centenary celebrations will be held on Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10.

While this year's show may look a little different from previous years - including pre-purchased tickets, social distancing and a cap on visitor numbers - organisers are expecting to run a full program, with an extended camp draft schedule to debut on the new arena.

"As a signature show for the region, we are excited to be bringing the Stroud Show back in 2021," Stroud Show President and Zone 3 Delegate for ASC, James Harris said.

"We are 100 years old and still going strong even in pandemic conditions."

Mr Harris said a the committee had developed a comprehensive Covid-19 safety plan which strictly aligns with the state government guidelines.

The guidelines will be closely monitored and the safety plan will be adapted as needed, he said.

The two day show will offer visitors acres of activities and exhibitors to see and do in the great outdoors - from the speedy fence post splitting competition, Ute muster, wife carrying comp, demolition derby to an animal nursery and variety of amusements rides.

In the ring, equine enthusiasts will delight with the stallions, colts, mares and fillies on display and competing in their various disciplines of show jumping, hacking, equestrian and show ring. Over in the pavilion, the farm produce is traditionally a sight to be seen with oversized pumpkin, zucchini and watermelon revealed.

The annual Stroud Show will also showcase livestock, products and produce from the Stroud Valley region and beyond, giving a feel of what life in the country town has to offer.

Visit the Stroud Show Facebook page for more information.

When: Friday 9th April and Saturday 10th April.

Where: Stroud Showground, Cowper Street, Stroud