History shows us that agricultural shows hold a great meaning for Australian communities from their humble beginnings in 1822 in Tasmanian where the first show was held to today’s wonderful community events such as the ever popular Fred’s pass Show. Agricultural shows are an excellent vehicle to bring people together in the vastness of our lands and because many people and families are geographically isolated and a once a year show presents opportunities to meet, talk, exchange breeding programmes and talk farming technology, show case produce and handicraft and for families to enjoy fun and entertainment all day long. The core of any agricultural show historically was farming or rural activities and modern days show continue this theme although somewhat diluted. We should not lose sight of the fact that shows are about produce off the land and the people who work the land. Shows are about a celebration of life and without farmers and their efforts we would be poorer and probably hungry.
This year’s show is the 40th and what a remarkable achievement by the countless volunteers who have made the event such a Territory marvel. This year, join me in celebrating everything we love about the rural area and everything we love about our community. Three days of feasting, frivolity and fanfare – don’t miss out, get your membership now and start planning your entries for this once in a life time celebration.
Hon. Kezia Purick MLA
Member for Goyder and
Patron, Freds Pass Rural Show