3 Great Shows
Glen Innes hosts the amazing Glen Innes Show every year and it’s one not to miss.
There will be a full schedule of events including 39 sections from Livestock to Folk Art. There are several special attractions planned for the night time ring schedule with a massive fireworks display each evening at 9.00pm.
There will be a non-stop ring program over the first two days featuring plenty of livestock exhibits and horse events including top-class Showjumping, and the highlight of the first day is the official opening ceremony commencing on Friday. The Grand Parade takes place on Saturday around 4 pm, and the show culminates with a Campdraft, Pet Show and many other fabulous events on Sunday.
The Glen Innes show also hosts the regional Showjumping and Cramp draft competitions every year also.
Been running now for over 150 years and each year it’s still getting better.
Everyone is welcome to all our events, we welcome all visitors to the area with a vast number of accommodation options to suit all budgets.
Glen Innes Show
The Glen Innes Show is conducted over three days and is jam-packed with excitement and entertainment for all age groups and interests. It is highly regarded as one of, if not, the best Agricultural Shows in New South Wales outside of the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The Glen Innes Show is one of the best examples of that uniquely Australian institution – the Agricultural Show. It proudly celebrated its sesquicentennial (150 years) in 2018 and welcomes everyone to join them in 2023 to continue celebrating the tradition that is.
Originally run by the P&A Association, the Glen Innes Show has brought the community together since its inception in 1869.
A blend of the best the country has to offer, with arts and craft, fairground rides, the latest in tractors, first class showjumping, an unrivalled cattle pavilion display, poultry, sheep, even sports shearing as well as a demolition derby, mechanical pavilion and trade expo. Wind-down at the popular show bar, or enjoy a steak sandwich at the barbecue. Perhaps rest your feet at the historical tea-room and savour the old-fashioned meals and a fresh pot of tea, or just find a shady spot under the glorious avenue of trees lining the grounds and watch the world pass by.
The highlight is of course the Saturday Night Extravaganza!
This includes the Fireworks, Circus stunts, Aussie FMX motocross (Or Similar event) and the Demolition Derby
Next Show 9th – 11th February 2024
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Glen Innes Spring Show Jump
The Glen Innes Show conducts a stand alone show jumping weekend on the Long Weekend in October every year. Commencing in 2016 it has already become one of the major show jumping weekends on the Australian equine calendar and draws the best show jumping talent form Queensland and New South Wales.
The event runs for three days with two arenas in action. There is the “unofficial” ring where the junior riders and the less experienced competitors have the opportunity to compete. Whilst in the main ring we have the professional riders demonstrating their highly tuned skills over fences in excess of 140 cm high. There are many past, present and future Olympians on display and the standard of the show jumping is equal to anywhere in Australia.
The competitors love competing at the beautiful Glen Innes Showground where the surface has been described as one of the best outdoor show jumping surfaces in Australia. The jumping equipment is first class and the course builders and judges are the best in Australia. Combine this with the Glen Innes Show Committees record of conducting well run professional events and you have the recipe for success.
Glen Innes Campdraft
Campdrafting is Australia’s own horse sport. It pits the skill of the horseman against the will of the beast. There is no other sport like it and for many years now it has been one of Australia’s fastest growing sports. The rider has to demonstrate total control of the beast and after “cutting it out” must negotiate two pegs and go through the “gate” within 45 seconds to receive a score.
The New England and in particular the Glen Innes area is synonymous with great horseman. Over the years some of the best campdrafters in Australia have come from this town. Boasting four Warwick Gold Cup winners Glen Innes has a special spot in Australia’s campdrafting history. Every year in November the Glen Innes Show Society hosts a huge campdraft with competitors from all over Australia travelling to Glen Innes seeking to match their skills with our highly credentialled locals.
The Glen Innes Campdraft is conducted over three days of competition. During this time there will be over 1000 runs with events that accommodate the whole family. There is a bar and bbq in operation as well as the Ladies Auxiliary canteen so everyone is well looked after during the weekend. The Committee would like to thank all of our generous cattle donors as well as the event sponsors that make it all possible.
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