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family day out!
St Ives Showground, Mona Vale Road, St Ives (between north St Ives and Terrey Hills)
Open: 9am – 9pm, Saturday &
9am – 4pm, Sunday
Entry cost: children over 5/seniors/adults,
Only $5.00 each
Large crowds enjoy their country heritage at the 2014 St Ives Show
Even Elvis goes Aussie stockman style for St Ives Show
More than 7,000 visitors enjoyed St Ives Show in glorious sunshine at the beautiful bush parkland surroundings of St Ives Showground last weekend. “We estimate that visitors to our event increased by 20 per cent over last year,” said Elaine Tracey, President of the Northern Suburbs Agricultural and Horticultural Society Limited, organiser of the event. “This year we featured many attractions which took people back to our pioneering days and showed them what it was like for our early settlers. It was wonderful to see the locals so keen to learn about their country heritage.”
Fun was on the agenda, too, as the kids tried the camel and amusement rides, patted the cute animals from the Animals All animal nursery and tested their mettle on the Base Zero Climbing Wall.
Entertainer David Cazalet (above) MC’d the show this year and was a great hit. A renowned Elvis impersonator, David took the King down under Aussie style as he spruiked the attractions and market stalls and also performed his repertoire of Presley rock ‘n’ roll hits dressed in his Akubra and RM Williams gear.
There was no excuse to go hungry — the food area was impressive offering a wide selection from the offerings of the Country Women’s Association Kiosk to food from around the world including Turkish gozleme, pizzas, European sausages, doner kebabs, cheese plates, hamburgers, noodles, pizzas, pies, cakes, ice creams and more.
“Our pavilions for arts, crafts, cooking, photography, apiculture and horticulture drew appreciative crowds keen to see the skills of our local creative community and buy some of their wares.”
The sheep herding demonstrations by the Hawkesbury Working Kelpie Stud were fascinating and attracted lots of attention; just across from this area, Pittwater High agricultural students had their prize-winning sheep and chickens on display. The Australia’s Living History display took us back in time with demonstrations of rope making, butter churning, the 3,000-year-old trade of wood turning on a pole lathe and millet broom making.
Clydesdales, hay rides, brumbies on display, woodchopping and mini pipe band championships – they were all there to bring all the fun of a country fair to the city.
The Hon Bronwyn Bishop, Federal Member for Mackellar and Speaker of the House of Parliament was in the official party along with Councillor Jennifer Anderson, Mayor of Ku-ring-gai. Mr Jonathan O’Dea, State Member for Davison and Councillor Sue Heins, Deputy Mayor of Warringah, were also VIP guests along with representatives from Hawkesbury and Blacktown City shows. Mrs Bishop actually came back to the show with her family on the Sunday.
There were many car enthusiasts and kids who were keen to inspect the high-speed pursuit vehicles of the NSW Police Road Safety anti-speed operation ‘Momentum’, along with an RBT truck and 30 years of radar and lidar history on display. It was National Heritage Motoring Day on Sunday and the Austin A40 Car Club of Australia (NSW Inc) brought a selection of classic A40 cars to the show to celebrate.
The St Ives Annual Horse Show was held on both Saturday and Sunday this year and entrants came in their hundreds. “The good weather attracted the big numbers with competitors eager to earn points towards eligibility for next year’s Royal Easter Show,” said Mrs Tracey.
“We’ve already re-booked some attractions and plan to make the 2015 St Ives Show as inspirational and entertaining as this year’s event and draw even bigger crowds,” she said. “Mark the dates in your diary for next year — May 16 and 17.”
Check out the exciting attractions visitors saw in 2014.
The St Ives Show, presented by the Northern Suburbs Agricultural and Horticultural Society Inc, showcases the best in arts, crafts, horses, horticulture, apiculture, cooking and baking, photography and more.
There were some exciting entries in the 2014 show competitions. We’ll post 2014 results to this site soon.
2015 Schedules and Entry forms will be posted later in the year.
You can still check the 2013 results or get Schedules and Entry Forms for the 2014 competitions by clicking on the links below.
See the 2014 Schedule Here
ST IVES SHOW
St Ives Showground Mona Vale Road, St Ives
(between North St Ives and Terrey Hills)