Full Equestrian Program To Go Ahead

We are happy to announce that the full equestrian program will go ahead on the 3rd and 4th September 2022.

The schedule will be as per the schedule available on our horses page.

Free entry to the grounds will be by the Hammond Street Gates.

For Stable and Camping please contact Cheryl Balcomb 0413472125
The cost will be the same as in the schedule

For Class Entry tickets please ring the office on the day

Enquiries – Elaine Leader 0428388594

2022 Annual General Meeting

The BRAS AGM will be held on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 at 4.30 PM in the Luncheon Pavilion at the Bellingen Showground, Bellingen.

The purpose of the meeting is:

  1. to confirm the minutes of the last preceding Annual General Meeting and of any Special General Meeting held since that meeting;
  2. to receive from the Committee reports on the activities of the Association during the last preceding financial year;
  3. to elect office-bearers of the Association and ordinary committee members;
  4. to receive and consider any financial statement or report required to be submitted to members under the Act and, after adoption, to provide a copy to the Public Officer for the annual return (Form 12) to the Office of Fair Trading;
  5. to elect, if required under the Act, an independent, qualified Auditor;
  6. to elect two delegates to represent the Society at meetings of the Group of Societies.

Please confirm your attendance by return email to secretary@bellingenshow.com.au.

2022 Show Winners

Bellinger River Agricultural Society Raffle 2022
1st PrizeNick MartinVoucher for $500 at Bellingen Kitchen Shop
2nd PrizeRichard CarruthersOriginal painting by Jenny Diamond
3rd PrizeTrevor HulbertFernridge Farm Cottage 2 nights’ accommodation
4th PrizePeter McFaydenBellingen Shire Swim Centre 2023 Membership
5th PrizeKay CuthelAWL Leather voucher for $200
6th PrizeSusan LumsdaineMaggie Beer Cookbook
7th PrizeSean SlavinWrought Iron
Winners of other sections of the show
Most Successful Exhibitor in PavilionCollen Lower
People’s Choice Award MantovaRobyn Simon
People’s Choice Pavilion Knitted BeanieTrevellyn Dyer
People’s Choice PhotographyMatt Campbell
People’s Choice Pot PlantsJoan Colley
Guess the Weight of the Bull (actual: 747kg)Emma Day (guessed: 746kg)
Camp Creative Photographic Junior ScholarshipKira Stafford
Full List of Winners by Section and Class

A full list of this years winners can be viewed by visiting our Showday Online webpage. Once this page opens, click on the Results tab and then choose the section you are interested in.

All Horse Events Cancelled

As a result of the heavy rain and flooding over recent weeks the show committee very much regrets to announce that they need to cancel all horse events for the 2022 Show. Access to parking and camping, as well as the poor state of the horse arena, makes it unsafe to proceed.

We are looking at rescheduling the horse event to early September if the weather and grounds improve.

Please look at a separate announcement tomorrow regarding any 123Tix payments.

Elaine Leader
Horse Coordinator

Free Admission to the Show

The Show committee has made the decision to offer free admission to the Show, as we are unable to offer our normal full range of events and activities. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the gate.

Due to the condition of the showground after the recent floods and continued rain, and the high risk of injury to riders and horses, the horse events have been postponed to later in the year.

The cattle section will be greatly reduced although still a great event, with 15 head of cattle being presented by Bellingen High School students for judging on Saturday.

The Showman’s Guild are unable to bring any rides to our Show this year as they cannot afford the insurance.

Trade and food stalls will be available as usual.

We will still have some great events at the Show. Our main pavilion will be full of entries, the Mantova art show and photography will be on display, our new venture the Artisan Tent will be hosting demonstrations of crafts throughout the weekend. Come along and see how potters and ceramicists, weavers, spinners, felters, printmakers and leadlighters practice their craft. Learn about beekeeping. Buy some of the crafted goods.

Celebrity chef Lindey Milan, supported by local chef Mitch Grady will be cooking up a storm in the Luncheon Booth with the chef’s table lunch being held on Sunday. You can win a seat at Lyndey’s chef’s table lunch by buying a $5 ticket in the sweep. Ten lucky winners!

The Poultry Pavillion will be showing birds and the Blacksmiths will be shaping metal. There will be slot cars, mini golf, face painting, the petting zoo and Steve’s reptile world, as well as some new entertainment with hula hoops and giant bubbles.

The schools and other local groups will be performing in the entertainment tent, along with a diversity of musical ensembles.

Back Track Dogs will perform on Saturday afternoon, and of course, there is our iconic Mongrel Dog Show on Sunday.

The Fun Run is still on Sunday morning but a decision about the Woodchop, the Partner Carrying and the Young Farmer Challenge will be made closer to the weekend based on how much more rain we receive and the condition of the ground. Our first concern has to be for the safety of our competitors.

At this stage it is unlikely that we will be able to use the Black Street paddock for parking. We are exploring options to provide a shuttle bus between town and the Showground.

Any enquiries please email president@bellingenshow.com.au or phone Gillian on 0419 124 368.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
See you at the Show!

Show Jumping Cancelled

The show committee very much regret to announce that they will have to cancel the Show Jumping at our show next week.

Due to flooding over the last two weeks the ground has not dried out enough to hold this event safely.

We look forward to welcoming the Show jumpers back at our 2023 show.

Cattle Judging Cancelled

As a result of the heavy rain and flooding over recent months cattle in this area are generally in poor condition and many producers have made the decision not to show their stock at the Bellingen Show in 2022. The rain has also caused major issues in relation to ground conditions at the Bellingen Showground.

Given this situation the Show Committee has made the decision that the both the Dairy and Cattle judging will not be run this year.

The Show Committee is aware of the impact this decision will have on the schools component of the competition. So we are pleased to announce that special arrangements have been put in place to enable Bellingen High School students to show their cattle at the show. This “mini” cattle show will be organised by Stephen Boyd and Peter Fox.

The stock will be trucked to the Showgrounds on Friday 20th and will be returned to the school on Saturday 21st May. There will be a barbecue for the Bellingen High School Students on the Friday night and competition and judging will take place on Saturday.

This has been a most unusual year and the Show Committee was very reluctant to take this difficult decision. We are delighted that the Bellingen High School cattle will be on display and that the local students will still have opportunity to be part of their annual show.