Hamilton decides the show must go on

ALL being well, the first Saturday in March will once again be Hamilton Show Day from next year. Last year’s show just scraped in before the coronavirus struck, but this year’s was cancelled due to uncertainty over public health restrictions.

There has also been concern about whether there was sufficient community support for the show to continue. However, a successful public meeting on May 4 had a pleasing attendance, some new faces, and enthusiastic support for the 70-year-old show to continue.

Hamilton Agricultural Show Society president Jack Beattie (pictured above) said the next step was to make it official at the annual general meeting at the Hamilton Town Hall at 7pm on August 19. “The 2020 show was one of the most successful we’ve had,” Mr Beattie said.

“The show brings the town to the country and stimulates support for agriculture. It is an exciting time for agriculture in the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands and we want to showcase that to the wider community. Any help will be appreciated,” he said.


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