Show’s new features

Pictured trialling the new wristbands in preparation for this year’s annual show are Circular Head Agricultural Society members Eddie Schuuring, Milton de Jonge and president Tony Hine.

Event. For the first time in the show’s 107-year history, the Circular Head Agricultural Society will know exactly how many patrons attend this year’s event with the introduction of wristbands.

Patrons will be given a wristband upon entry – falling in line with other large-scale public events and ensuring gate numbers can be counted.

Also new this year is the manning of the livestock gate on the Friday afternoon before the Saturday show.

Held each year at the Stanley Recreation Ground, the event retains all the traditional features expected from an agricultural show including an Exhibition Hall with floral displays, cooking, fresh produce, photography and craft to name a few.

Other crowd pleasers include the showgirl and showboy competition, equestrian events, and wood chopping.

Among the various displays, patrons can browse displays of reptiles, birds and vintage vehicles, thanks to Mike Thow, the North West Bird Club, the Historical Machinery Club and the Veteran Car Club respectively.

Ritchie Wells will also give multiple demonstrations throughout the day with his working bullocks.

New to this year’s show is the Collectors’ Corner, which has received a good response from the community with items from as large as vintage tractors to small wind-up toys being offered for display.

A large collection of Matchbox toys will be one of the speciality collections presented on the day.

As always, a major feature of the show is the Tasmanian Agricultural Show Council’s ‘Champion of Champions’ cattle handling judging in both dairy and beef.

Providing live entertainment will be four-time Country Music Association of Australia nominee, Paul Costa, and his backup band. Costa recently signed with Universal Music Australia, releasing his new single ‘Buying Back the Farm’ this month.

‘Circus Anywhere’ will be back to entertain with dazzling feats of human dexterity, including acrobatics, juggling, dance and comedy; and ‘Fulcrum Silver Duo’ will also be roving throughout the day.

To volunteer for the show – whether it be the day before, on the day or helping with the clean up – contact Josie Wells on 0456 003 609 or email


Circular Head Agricultural Society’s 107th annual show will be held on Saturday December 5 at Stanley Recreation Ground.

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