Chudleigh Agricultural Show
Date: Monday 12th Feb 18
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Chudleigh Agricultural Show is an annual event held on the third Saturday in February. The show is one of Tasmania’s oldest shows with the first held in 1889. Chudleigh is a tiny village located 64km west of Launceston and between Deloraine and Mole Creek.

In recent years the program has included the annual Chudleigh Cup horse race, albeit very different from the races of the past. In the early days they used to race around the Chudleigh Show Ground and cars and trucks formed the running rails. Spectators would climb up on the stock crates to get a better view and also to avoid being run over.

The Chudleigh Cup was discontinued many years ago, mainly due to insurance considerations, and is now run with pretend horses which the jockeys stand in and carry whilst running to the finish line. This year’s race program consists of three races: the 12 years and under, the maiden handicap which is open to females of all ages, and the Chudleigh Cup for participants who have shown past form.

The Chudleigh Show is packed with entertainment and competitions for all the family including wheel barrow races, boot throwing competitions, a pet’s parade, sack races, fancy dress classes and the highly contested men’s muffin baking competition. Free kid’s activities run all day from 10.00am.

There are plenty of traditional show events including livestock judging, wood chopping, equestrian events, sheepdog trials, vintage tractor displays and historical machinery displays.

The Chudleigh Show has a genuine agricultural show feel and atmosphere that focuses on both creating a great family day out and showcasing the best of what Northern Tasmania has to offer. Agriculture in Northern Tasmania has been the backbone of the region's economy over the past 200 years due to the region’s rich soil, temperate climate and reliable rainfall.

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Contact Details

Contact
Chudleigh Agricultural & Horticultural Society
Phone
(03) 6362 4447

Location

Chudleigh Showground, Burnett Street
Chudleigh, TAS, 7304