Country Shows etc

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 20:23
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How do you find out where the GOOD ol' genuine country fairs are on ??

Things like arena events, and Wood Chopping and things... Like the Easter Show of the 70's..

Any URL's handy?
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Reply By: Axel - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 20:59

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 20:59
Truckster,dont know of any relevant urls off hand but the show circuit round Aug in south east Qld. still is like the way they used to be in the late 60s and 70s,, wood choping , best REALvegies, hand craft ect. ect.,,truth be known the Brisbane Ekka is still in a lot of respects the same style as the Royal Easter Show was in Melbourne 30yrs ago,,, real old style ,Jandowae 880 pop., ,3 pubs,,bowls club,Golf club,,,,
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 21:15

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 21:15
yea thanks Axel...

The Sydney Easter Show is a farce now, Show bags are full of garbage, and the whole thing is just a money making affair..

Ive only been to one at Homobush, and the Wood Chop arena was full with around 1-300 people in it.... Crappy To say the least.

More room for people selling plastic garbage that has nothing to do with the bush...


Havent been to the Melbourne one yet, so will give it the benefit of the doubt and try it once.

I like and respect the people of the bush, and would rather have a look and buy things from them that big business....

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Reply By: Topcat - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 21:38

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 21:38
Truckster, try the office of your State Minister for local government as the country shires have to apply for permits to run them in their districts.
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Reply By: member-skippyking - Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 22:57

Wednesday, Jan 08, 2003 at 22:57
Truckster,

try your states 'Royal Show' or Easter Show website, as most of the country shows have to be affilliated with them, at least they do here in the West. They should have dates for them.

Perths Royal Show gets few country people these days. It's more of a trade fair.

SK
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 08:07

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 08:07
Skippyking.

The Sydney one too is a Trade Fair, and excuse to make millions on useless crap in Show Bags that were originally designed for free samples.

I hate the way the planet is today.
Thanks for the idea.
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Follow Up By: Mick - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 09:21

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 09:21
Truckster, that has always been the complaint of old folks - you are simply yearning for the way the world was when you were young! Everything changes and the old generation rarely approves of the changes - that's simply a fact of getting old - resistance to change.
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Reply By: Mick - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 09:29

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 09:29
You can find all of the traditional show features at the Melbourne show. Arena events, grand parade, agricultural exhibits etc. Remember, the shows always had other exhibits because it was a chance for farmers in remote areas to catch up with everything new - you used to always see "the latest" at the show. Be selective about it though - you don't have to buy the junk - you can have a great day at the arena, animal pavilions etc. And smile when you go too!!
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Reply By: StephenF - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 10:06

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 10:06
Truckster,

Have a look at some of the regional tourism websites. They usually have a calendar of events. First go to the main state tourism site then look for links to the regionals. I don't know where you are, but a couple of examples are www.echucamoama.com and www.thelimestonecoast.com.

In SA we have an Almanac put out by one of our TV weather presenters, Keith Martyn, that lists all the country shows in SA. There may be something similar in other states.

Stephen.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 13:47

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 13:47
Any idea where to get this almanac??
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Follow Up By: Alpaca - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 16:15

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 16:15
G'day Truckster, Kieth Martyn presents the weather on Ch9 in Adelaide and you may be able to contact him through them. They are sold in SA in newsagents but are probably not available outside SA. Can't help with a better address as I'm not in the burb's
cya Alpaca
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Follow Up By: Stephenf - Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 13:40

Friday, Jan 10, 2003 at 13:40
Yes, I doubt if they are sold outside SA. You could try contacting Channel 9 or The Advertiser in Adelaide. Price is about $6.95.
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Reply By: Member - Sam - Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 11:59

Thursday, Jan 09, 2003 at 11:59
Truckster,

check out the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW at http://www.rasnsw.com.au/

they may have something there. I know the South Coast show circuit has started up for the year.

also check out http://www.southcoastleisuretimes.com.au/shoalhaven/whatson.html

cheers,
Sam.
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