Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Whittlesea Show 150th anniversary

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Whittlesea Agricultural Society. In 1859 the first show presented farmers from the Plenty Valley region to showcase fruits of their labour. Spanning three days the upcoming show will present an unforgettable show that will show a glimpse of the past. Activities will include showjumping, horse classes, a full bullock team will drive through the centre of the township, historical photographic display, working displays of antique farm machinery and vintage cars. Grand Parade, Miss Show Girl competition, educational displays, woodchop, farm and garden produce and more.
Friday November 6 - Sunday November 8 2009

This event is supported by the Whittlesea Heritage Program.

The Phoenix newspaper at this week has a terrific souvenir feature including historic information and photos. See pages 13 - 20 on their website of the October 19 issue.

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