Two great days out in the heart of the Derwent Valley

AFTER months of hard work, the volunteer committees of the Bushy Park Show and Hamilton Agricultural Show are hoping for big crowds to enjoy these two events in the heart of the Derwent Valley.

  • Bushy Park Show: 9am-4pm on Saturday, February 18.
  • Hamilton Show: 8am-4pm on Saturday, March 4.

The program at the Bushy Park Showground this Saturday will include animal events and displays, woodchopping, food and beverages, trade and information sites, entertainment and homecrafts. Chainsaw sculptor Eddie Freeman will be in action all day and there will be a silent auction of his carvings. There will be also be displays of live snakes and beekeeping, and plenty of action with the woodchopping and chainsaw racing.

Musician and entertainer Bernie Bruce will be performing live, and the ever-popular Sands Family Circus will return. The Lions Club of New Norfolk will be there with its chocolate wheel for the first time in a while. Showbags will also be available and teas will be served by the Country Women’s Association.

Bushy Park Show is on from 9am to 4pm at the showground, Gordon River Rd, Bushy Park. See the website at for programs and schedules. Entry will cost $7 for adults and $3 for children over five years.

All attention will be on the Hamilton Showground in two weeks’ time, for the 70th Hamilton Agricultural Show on March 4. The gates will be open from 8am to 4pm and the event will be officially opened by the Governor of Tasmania at 10am.

The long list of entertainment and attractions includes live music, sideshow games, showbags, food stalls, vintage cars and machinery, animal nursery, fire brigade demonstrations and more. There will also be displays of art, craft and photography, a junior speed sheep shave, running races and novelty events, as well as equestrian events, the woold room, campdrafting, dog high jump, clay target shooting, shearing and woolhandling. The popular ute competition and working yard dogs will also be there again.

Tickets will be available at the gate at the showground, Lyell Hwy, Hamilton, but patrons are encouraged to buy tickets in advance at Entry is $20 per family or $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Find both shows on Facebook for more information or look up their websites.

Saturday, February 18, 9am to 4pm

Admission: Adults $7, Children $3, under 5 free
Browse the stalls, pickup a bargain, have a picnic, listen to live music, watch the events. Enter a competition or just have fun with your family.
 STAA Woodchopping & Chainsaw Racing
 Eddie Freeman Chainsaw Carving & Auction
 Sands Family Circus
 Bernie Bruce Musician & Entertainer
 Equestrian
 Kelpies
 Sheep Dog Demonstrations
 Animal Nursery
 Live Snakes
 Barbecue and bar
 Lions Club of New Norfolk Chocolate Wheel
 Showbags
 CWA Devonshire Teas
 Food & Beverage Sites
 Jams & Preserves Competition
 Homecrafts Competition & Displays
 Bee Display & Info
 Spinners Display
 Southern Tasmanian Poultry Club
 Craft Stalls
 Stud Sheep & Cattle + Junior Handlers
So join us for an hour or the day. For more information, competition guidelines & entry forms please email

Saturday, March 4, 8am to 4pm.
Tickets $5 kids, $10 adults, $20 family.

 Animal Petting Nursery
 Face painting
 Tasmanian Lighthorse displays
 Live music
 Sideshow Games, Rides & Showbags
 Food Stalls
 Morning tea in the grandstand
 Barbecue and bar
 Tas Reptilia – snake demonstrations
 Gretna Junior Fire Brigade demonstrations
 Post Vintage and Classic Cars
 Vintage machinery
 Chainsaw sculpture
 Miniature goat & dairy goat
 Cavies and canaries displays
For kids:
 Local schools art, craft and photography
 Junior Speed Sheep Shave
 Running Races and Novelty Events
For everyone:
 Equestrian
 Hall of Industries arts and craft
 Nutrien Wool Room
 Campdrafting
 Dog high jump
 Clay target shooting
 Shearing and woolhandling
 Working yard dogs
 Ute competition.
Whether you’re a stallholder, competitor or a spectator, the Hamilton Show offers a great family day out with something for everyone. For further information please email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Local Weather

COVID-19 Advice and Links

Latest headlines

Filter by topic

New Norfolk News Archive

RSS Tas articles feed

Logo of New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News

Subscribe to free daily news email

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd )