ST IVES SHOW SHOWGIRL
Felicity Lavender is the current St Ives Showgirl.
The 2017 St Ives Show will be held on May 20 and 21
and is sure to be a fun, family day out
St Ives Show – event details
Open: 9am – 9pm, Saturday &
9am – 5pm, Sunday
TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE GATE
Entry Cost: children over 5 / seniors / adults
only $5.00 each; children under 5, free
The 2017 St Ives Show, presented by the Northern Suburbs Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc, will showcase the best in arts, crafts, horses, apiculture, aviculture (birds) cooking and baking, horticulture, photography, rabbits and more.
Get ready for a fun, carnival atmosphere at this year’s
St Ives Show
Planning is underway for the 2017 St Ives Show. As always, the third weekend in May promises to be a great outing for the whole family. These are just some of the things you can expect to enjoy at this year’s show.
The beautiful bush parklands and historic pavilions of St Ives Showground will have displays and attractions as diverse as the Annual Sunday Horse Show with its hundreds of competitors, Remy’s Music Machine to keep adults and kids bopping along, clever kelpies herding sheep and fireworks on Saturday evenng.
There will be lots of food and beverage stalls – and markets as well – making it a great day out for the whole family.
Visitors to the 2017 St Ives Show can expect to see:
- the annual all breeds horse show on Sunday;
- Clydesdales heavy horse display;
- fireworks on Saturday evening;
- Mt Druitt Indigenous Children’s Choir singing in both the Dharug and English languages;
- the Australian Light Horse’s A-Troop Richmond, Windsor static display commemorating our World War 1 heroes;
- Rabbit Show;
- Blue Mountains Reptile display;
- Animals All animal nursery – lots of cuddly creatures great and small;
- Kelpies from the Hawkesbury Working Kelpie Stud herding sheep;
- combined NSW Scottish Societies’ mini pipe band championships;
- Metropolitan Axemen’s Association handicap and championship woodchopping events on Sunday;
- displays of old farm equipment by the Sydney Antique Machinery Club;
- the Interactive 7D Mobile Cinema-in-a-truck virtual reality experience really tested the vocal chords;
- musical entertainment by local school bands;
- Australian Amusements’ carnival rides, camel and pony rides.
Planning is still underway so keep checking this website for more information about new attractions and entertainment.
The St Ives Showgirl, Felicity Lavender, will be on hand to meet you and to help the show organisers with the various competitions. She also will be showing her Palouse pony (see above) in the Annual Horse Show.
A great family day out
There will be a great selection of food available from around the world including Turkish gozleme, pizzas, European sausages, doner kebabs, hamburgers, pizzas, pies, cakes, ice creams and more. A dedicated food area with tables and chairs was set up in the centre of the food stalls.
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The 2016 Program of Events will show you the range of attractions which appeared at the show. Most of these will be booked for the 2017 show – keep checking this website for information.
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Schedules and Entry Forms are posted to this site for your information.
Cooking & Baking
ST IVES SHOW
St Ives Showground Mona Vale Road, St Ives
(between North St Ives and Terrey Hills)
Thanks go to Seven News anchor, Mark Ferguson, for opening the 2016 St Ives Show.
The Northern Suburbs Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc is extremely grateful to Mark for making time in his busy schedule to come to St Ives Showground on Saturday, May 21 to open this year’s event.
Mark’s strong country links made him a fitting choice to open a show that has been bringing a little bit of country to the city since 1921.
Mark began his career in his hometown of Tamworth in north-west New South Wales as a cadet journalist at the local TV station, NEN-9, where his rounds covered everything from cattle prices to country music.
A career as an exceptional journalist, foreign correspondent and newsreader eventually lead him to Channel 7, Sydney in 2009 where he took over the main newsreading role in January 2014.
He has never lost his love of the country and, besides their Sydney townhouse, he and his wife, Jayne, are the proud owners of an historic working farm in the Southern Tablelands, 35km from Crookwell and Goulburn. It is the country retreat for the couple and their sons, Jack, Ted and Paddy.