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The Grafton Show runs from Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th April 2021. Gates open from 9am.


2021 Grafton Show Membership & Daily Gate Entry

Show Membership 2021  (Available until Friday 16th April 2021)

Member, single (non-transferable) $25
Dual membership (same address) $40
Pensioner Member $20
Dual Pensioner Members (same address) $35
Member’s Children under 18 years $10
Members’ Children (under 5 yo) $Free
Postage (if paying via post or direct deposit) $1

Member Tickets entitle you to receive PASS OUTS for the duration of the Show

Daily Gate Entry Fee 2021 (non-members)

Adults $16  ($25 2 Day Pass*)
Children under 18 years $10 ($14 2 Day Pass*)
Children (under 5 yo) $Free
Pensioners $14 ($20 2 Day Pass*)
Family (as per Medicare card) $40 ($60 2 Day Pass*)

* 2 Day Passes are available online only
Pass outs are to be available to all patrons

2021 Grafton Show Membership & Daily Gate Entry

PLEASE NOTE: NO VEHICLES without vehicle passes

About

The 2021 Grafton Show brings the Clarence Valley community together, showcasing the region’s rural activities and interests.

This year’s Grafton Show will be held from Friday 23rd April to Saturday 24th April 2021, and will be open from 9:00am to 9:00pm on both days.

You can enjoy an impressive display of Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Preserves, Floral Art, Pot Plants, Cut Flowers, Home Brew and much more in the unique heritage listed Barn.

Further features of the show include sideshows, extremely exhilarating rides, food stalls, exhibitions, farm displays, equestrian events, and the Grafton Showgirl Competition.

Other attractions include Showmen’s Guild Rides, Demolition Derby, Clarence River Championship Wood chop, Young Farmers Challenge, and Blacksmiths Working Exhibition.

Also check out displays from the Gem Club, Farm Produce, Poultry, Cage Birds, Alpaca and Beef Cattle.

Other attractions include a Trade Expo, Vintage Machinery display and the ever popular wood chop.

The main arena showcases the Equestrian events, including led and ridden classes featuring a variety of horse and pony breeds, show jumping, hack and rider classes, Polocrosse demonstration & Team Penning demonstration. The Grafton Showgirl Competition presentation also takes place in the main arena on Saturday.

… And don’t forget side show alley and show bags to keep kids of all ages entertained, and the fireworks on Saturday night at the show finale!

Truly an event packed with something for all the family to do – full of activity and fun. Get your tickets at the gate; you will be sure to enjoy the 2021 Grafton Show.

Show Features & Events 2021

SHOW FEATURES & EVENTS
GRAFTON SHOW 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2021
Download The Grafton Show Program Here

eNTERTAINMENT IN THE MAIN RING

♦   The Abbey Motel Monster Fireworks
♦   Show Jumping & other equestrian events
♦   Demolition Derby
♦   FMX Kaos International Freestyle Motorcycle Team
♦   HLS Equestrian Trick Rider





sideshows

♦   Blacksmithing Display 
♦   Reptile World (see demonstration times below)
♦   Animal Nursery
♦   Native Bees & Honey Bee Honey Extraction Demonstration
♦   Wood Chops Events
♦   Showgirl Competition
♦   Young Farmer Challenge
♦   Alpaca Fleece Colourbration





main pavilion (the barn)

♦   Aged Care   
♦   Arts & Crafts Competition & Display
♦   Cooking Competition & Display
♦   Craft Competition & Display
♦   Cut Flowers & Plants Competition & Display
♦   Decorated Cakes Display
♦   Fine Arts
♦   Floral Art Display
♦   Home Brew Competition & Display
♦   Needlework & Fibrecraft Competition
♦   Patchwork, Quilting & Sewing Competition
♦   Photography Competition & Display
♦   Pot Plants Competition & Display
♦   Preserves Competition & Display
♦   Schoolwork Competition & Display
♦   Scrapbooking Display
♦   Trade Exhibits
♦   CWA Fresh Scones With Jam & Cream , Tea, Coffee, Light Snacks





agriculture pavilion (the little barn)

♦   Farm Produce Competition & Display
♦   Cage Birds Competition & Display





Gem club shed

♦   Open To The Public, All Welcome!
♦   Member Display Cases
♦   Private Collections Of Crystals & Minerals
♦   Lapidary Stone Work Including Cabochons
♦   Wholesale Jewellery Sales Direct To The Public
♦   Hand Made Silver Jewellery
♦   Silversmithing Demonstrations
♦   Gemstone Faceting Demonstrations
♦   Bring In Your Favourite Unknown Gemstone For Identification





poultry pavilion (‘the chook shed’)

♦   Poultry Competition & Display





ALPACA PAVILION

♦   Alpaca’s On Display
♦   Alpaca Fleece Colourbration
♦   Alpaca Industry Information
♦   Spinning, Knitting, Crochet & Felting Demonstrations
♦   Variety of Alpaca Product For Sale
♦   Huge Quilt display of renown quilter Chris Timmins





around the showground

♦   Foods Stalls
♦   Trade Exhibitors
♦   Community Organisations
♦   Beef Cattle
♦   Horses
♦   Sideshow Alley





reptile world display

Steve McEwan’s Reptile World’s mobile display is an informative, entertaining and educational exhibit featuring a range of Australian an international reptiles.

As a spectator or our show you will be introduced to a large Black Headed Python, an iconic Australian native lizard, and a host of venomous snakes.

Besides showcasing our awesome critters, our presenter will explain to you some simple steps on how to best avoid a snake bite and the most up to date
and correct method for snake bite first aid in the unlikely event of a bite.

You will have the unique chance to see up close some of the world’s most venomous snakes in complete safety.

Demonstrations at: 10:30am, 1:00pm. 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm.

Competition Information & Entry

Please note our Entry Forms and associated documentation are now fillable forms or links as indicated.  Exhibitors can either fill in the entry form/document, save, then email to the Show Office as an attachment; fill in and print out to send with entries; or print out the blank form and fill it in manually.


agriculture pavilion – Farm produce, fruit, vegetables, Nuts 2021

ScheduleEntry Form
Main Pavilion 2021
ScheduleEntry Form

alpaca & fleece 2021

Unfortunately, there will not be an Alpaca Show Competition in 2021, due to judges not being available as a result of COVID restrictions, however the Alpaca Pavilion will still be full of interesting Alpaca information for you to see, with the Comp returning in 2022.

ScheduleEntry Form
Note: As this competition
is not being run this year,
there is no entry form.
The 2021 schedule is for
reference & information only.
beef cattle 2021
Entry Link
cage birds 2021

The Cage Birds competition is aimed at promoting good Aviculture practices, and is open to both adults and children with an interest in raising, breeding and showing birds.

The competition judging is carried out by the Clarence River Caged Bird Club, which was formed some 55 years ago.

The competition also encourages conservation and education of bird species.

ScheduleEntry Form
demolition derby 2021
Rules & RegulationsNomination Form
FLORAL ART 2021

Floral Art is the arrangement of flowers, foliage, and plant materials, with or without embellishment to tell a story that is eye catching and balanced.
 
The art of floristry is known to have been used as far back in time as Ancient Egypt.
 
In show work, the schedule will determine themes, the rest is up to the exhibitors imagination.
 
The schedule for the Grafton Show is divided into five sections covering Open, Novice, Secondary School, Primary School, and Infant School.

Please check the schedule for the section and class/es that suit your talent. 

Please refer to Main Pavilion section for Floral Art schedule & entry form

home brewing 2021


The Grafton Brewing Competition attracts entries from the Clarence Valley and around Australia. It is open to all amateur brewers regardless of whether you are a novice or seasoned expert.

Those entering will receive constructive written feedback on your beers (which can be used to improve them should you wish to do so).

The Grafton Brewing Comp can also serve as a practice run for those planning to enter the various state competitions held later in the year, leading up to the national comp.

Classes cover most styles of beer, but also include ‘Beverages other than Beer’, and ‘Brew Foods’.

ScheduleEntry Form
horse 2021

Horse Section is “enter on the day” for all classes except Showjumping. 

ScheduleWaiverEntry Link
lapidary 2021

Do you make your own Jewellery or Pendants? Then why not enter the Grafton Show Lapidary competition? Classes include Cabochons of various sizes (standard and freeform) as well as Jewellery made from Cabochons.

Additional classes include Handmade pendants (set/unset), Silversmithing work of various forms, Faceted Gemstones (Novice and Open Sections) & Beading jewellery and Enamelling works.

Judging is carried out by the Grafton Gem Club.

ScheduleEntry FormEntry Link
photography 2021

No matter what your age, we would love to see you enter your pictures in the 2021 Grafton Show Photographic Competition!

Younger people are especially encouraged to become involved by entering a photo or two.

There are classes suitable for age groups starting from 8 years, all the way to 70 years and beyond.

A vast array of subject matter is suitable to enter, including landscape, child/ children, water, animal / bird/ insect, freestyle, triptych to name a few. So check your memory cards!
Images may be colour or black and white, but all are required to be printed in the 8 x 10 (200mmx 250mm) size to be displayed.

For all of the details and information see the 2021 Photographic Schedule below.

Please refer to Main Pavilion section for Photography schedule & entry form

poultry 2021

The Grafton Poultry Club encourages breeders of all ages to enter this years competition, and especially encourages the younger generation with a special grouping being setup for those under the age of 15.

Classes cover most poultry breeds, ranging from Softfeather Bantams to Waterfowl, and including not only ‘chooks’ but also Geese, Turkeys, and Ducks.

Checkout the programme for a full listing of all classes.

ScheduleEntry Form
schoolwork 2021

The Stewards of the Main Pavilion encourage all Primary Schools in the Valley to enter this prestigious annual competition.

The Schoolwork 2021 competition aims to allow students to demonstrate their resourcefulness by combining their imagination and artistic abilities to produce an artwork worthy of being presented to the show and displayed in the main Pavilion when the show is running.

This year’s theme is ANZAC DAY as the show falls on the Anzac weekend.

“This is a very reverent day for all Australians”, says Chief Steward Yvonne Robards, “and I know that the students of the Primary schools will do their respective schools proud with their entries in the competition, plus one lucky school will be the winner of the perpetual trophy for a year!”. 

Please refer to Main Pavilion section for Schoolwork schedule & entry form

Grafton Showgirl Competitions (& ‘Man Of The Land’)

grafton showgirl entrant conditions 2021
  • The aim of the Grafton Showgirl Competition is to find a person to represent the Clarence Valley and the young women of NSW.
  • Our successful Grafton Showgirl will represent Clarence Pastoral & Agricultural Society at the Zone 1 Final, and if successful, will contest the NSW State level of The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Competition.
  • Candidates will be required to attend an official Meet & Greet and judging prior to the show.
  • Judging will be based on personality, confidence, ambition and life goals, general and local rural knowledge, presentation and speech.
  • Grafton Showgirl Competition will be announced during the Grand Parade and Official Opening of the 2021 Grafton Show.
  • Grafton Showgirl winner will be entitled to sponsorship of cash awards, and a range of locally sponsored goods.
  • No fundraising is involved.
  • Grafton entrants in the Showgirl Competition are eligible to enter for two years only.
  • Entrants who have been place getters in the State Finals are not eligible to re-enter.
  • Winners’ prizes are not transferable.

THE LAND SYDNEY ROYAL SHOWGIRL COMPETITION 2018 CONDITIONS AND GUIDELINES

  • Entrants must be women aged from 18 to under 24 years as at 1st May, 2021.
  • The Competition is open to those who are permanent residents of Australia.
  • Entrants must reside, be educated, or work within NSW for at least 3 months prior to their local Showgirl Competition to qualify to compete within the State.
  • Only candidates nominated by an Agricultural Show Society are eligible for Zone & State Final judging.
  • Previous entrants in the Showgirl Competition are eligible to enter, however, they are not to have been one of the first, second or third place getters in a previous State Final.
  • The following individuals are not eligible to enter the Showgirl Competition:
    • Staff, Directors and Councilors of both the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) and Agricultural Societies Council of NSW (ASC)
    • Daughters of the Staff, Directors and Councilors of the RAS and ASC
    • Current Rural Achievers applicants for the 2021 Sydney Royal Show
  • Winning entrants who are employed or engaged in full time studies will be required to obtain a leave of absence to attend Zone and State Final Judging.
  • All entrants are to abide by the Showgirls’ Code of Conduct as set out by the RAS and the ASC when acting as an ambassador for the RAS, ASC or their local Show Society.

JUNIOR SHOWGIRL ENTRANT CONDITIONS 2021

Ages 13 – 17

mAN OF THE LAND ENTRANT CONDITIONS 2021

Ages 13 – 17

MISS JUNIOR SHOWGIRLS ENTRANT CONDITIONS 2021

Ages 9 – 12

key dates

♦ Judging Sat 10th April 2021
♦ Afternoon Tea – Barn – 2pm
♦ Showgirl Announced Friday Night 6pm.
♦ Girls will be introduced to crowd at the Saturday Show Opening.
♦ Entries close 3rd April 2021

Refer enquiries to Carmel Sanne, The Hope Chest, 0266427309