Today is Community Festival Friday at the Show. The day reflects the Show as Tasmania’s biggest
community event. Discount access to the Show has been offered today to groups such as
disability organisations, child care groups, aged care facilities, and even Scouts and Guides.
There’s a $10 flat entry fee for these eligible showgoers today and where carers are required
– such as disability groups – their entry is free.
A full program of events today extends into the evening. The huge kennels section sees all
day dog judging and the wood chopping continues all day.
Dave talks with Scott Gadd the show CEO about the Day and plans for the future of the site.
Today at the Show
At 10.00am the Junior Beef Handling Competition will be held. 2018 sees a resurgence in
school beef cattle exhibits and the Show is hosting at least three farm schools.
Pandara Kelpies are performing today. Matthew Johnson demonstrates how intelligent
and well trained his yard dogs are around the farm.
The Australian Defence Force exhibition proved to be a hit with young Tasmanians
yesterday, and after their experience yesterday, the Virtual Farm and the virtual reality
paddock to plate experience are both expecting another busy day.
Catch up with Satin, the biggest bull in Tasmania and possibly Australia. You can find him
today in the Dairy Cattle Pavilion. Showgoers can enter a competition to judge his weight.
Satin comes from the Green Glory Stud at Broadmarsh.
Friday Night at the Show has a program starting at 5.00pm. The evening includes Noah’s
Racing Pigs, the Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, Eljay Entertainment, Samora Squid, Boris
Zagrocki and the Friday Night Fireworks, all followed by live music through until midnight
with the Billy Warner trio.