Experience two days of family fun at the 2018 Stroud Show (April 6th & 7th) - the hub for agriculture, eccentric contests and community spirit. The annual show will showcase incomparable livestock, products and produce from the Stroud Valley region and beyond, giving a true feel of what life in this real country town has to offer.
Dogs and their owners will jump-start the Show with Dog High Jump, with light-footed K9s scaling a wall to reach heights of up to 2metres high. The event will see a small and large dog category with the overall winner being crowned top dog for 2018.
The entire family will be squealing with anticipation for Noah’s Thoroughbred Pig Race, where the smart and steady pig wins the race. It’s not a dash for the finish line in this obstacle of tunnels and hay bales, but rather a hunt to find the buttermilk. Each of the eight pigs per race are auctioned before the race starts, with half the prize money donated to charity and half put in the winner’s piggy bank.
Just when you thought the pigs and pups were having all the fun, the exceptionally amusing Wife Carrying competition is running for its 4th year! Wives come out of the crowd and are hauled by their male team mate through 80m of sand, hay and paddling pools, all whilst the wife is hanging upside down. The champion duo will win $200 in prize money and receive automatic entry to compete in the Singleton race. If undefeated, the team will go on to compete at World Titles in Finland.
Christmas is over but there’s another reason to be dashing through the bush in your no-so-rusty Holden ute….for the Stroud Ute Muster is a beaut! For over a decade, awards have been presented for ‘The Best Tradies Ute’ as well as the ‘Barrel Race’.
There is something for everyone at the Stroud Show … fast and furious fence post splitting competition, whacky lawn mower races, to animal nursery and Troppo Magic shows for the little ones, plus lots of crafts and a variety of local food stalls. The sights and sounds are like no other, with a variety of amusement rides and novelty events providing a truly unique family day out.
Friday 6th April: Adults $5 and children free (Gates open @ 6am)
Saturday 7th April: Adults $15, children $5 and family pass $35 (Gates open @ 6am)