Perfect mix of exhibits at the Ganmain Show

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Epic Darren is set to have the crowd in stitches at this year’s Ganmain Show on Saturday August 19 with his mini bike display.

The comedian cross stuntman has been added to the program this year to add a new element to the show.

The hardworking committee of around 20 people have been organising and planning the show since February and always aim to mix new and exiting events with the old.

“We like to get something new each year,” show president Stephen Hatty said.

While adding new elements the old faithful show events will still be there like the pavilions, horse events, dog show and photography competitions.

The ever popular farmers challenge will be on again along with the quick shear competition which has $1000 in prize money up for grabs.

Last year saw 10 teams take part in the farmers challenge, up on numbers from the year before.

The farming-themed entertainment doesn’t end there with the Farmer's Hat Toss back again this year.

The toss will see three age groups vye to throw it the furthest – sub junior (8-11 years), juniors (12-15 years) and open toss (over 16 years).

The toss in among a long list of events which will keep showgoers entertained throughout the day.  

Brent Smith, a third generation woodchopper from Albury, will again let fly the chips in a display on what it takes to excel in the sport.

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Previously representing Australia, Brent will display several disciplines with his father, Mark.

A chainsaw sculptor has been added to the program to compliment Brent’s woodchopping displays.

When you need some time to relax and wander around after all the excitement explore the pavilions which have a great display of local talent in all sections whether it be farm/garden produce, handicrafts, cooking, or the fine arts and photography.

The livestock pavilions are also an excellent showcase of local livestock while the Kentucky Animal Farm gives kids of all ages a chance to interact with the animals on display.

It wouldn’t be a show with a showgirl with judging for junior showgirl starting at 1.30pm.

While there is a fun-filled sideshow alley for families to enjoy the committee like to keep ag the focus for the 109th Ganmain Show.

“You can come here for the day and see horses, dogs, chooks and all pavilion exhibits and exhibits which revolve around farming scenes,” Mr Hatty said.

“It’s an ag show and we focus on that.”


Available at the gate of the Ganmain Showground. 

  • Family pass (two adults, two children) $30
  • Adults $15
  • Aged pensioners $10
  • Youth 10-16 $5
  • Children under 10 free