Kangaroo Valley Agricultural & Horticultural Association

The Kangaroo Valley Show is held annually in February. The Show is run and managed by the Kangaroo Valley Agricultural and Horticultural Association – a group of local volunteers dedicated to preserve the heritage and annual occurrence of the show.

The Association has a long history in Kangaroo Valley. It was created in 1881 and the first annual show of the Association took place in 1886 on a vacant piece of land on the bank of the river at the rear of what is now the Friendly Inn Hotel. In 1888 the Association sought to secure a permanent Showground and accepted the offer of ten acres of land opposite the General Cemetery by Alick Osborne (son of Henry Osborne). This area, now known as Osborne Park, with its picturesque Showground and facilities has hosted the Kangaroo Valley Show ever since.

Across the park throughout the two days, there will be a myriad attractions for young and old. Some of the special features include the opening night of the Show that will feature a ticketed Cheese and Wine Tasting by the Valley Cheesemakers, a Canoe Drumming performance with audience participation, a Silent Disco for local youth and live music in the bar.

On Saturday, five stages will be set-up around the Showground for the Busking competition with all ages and all talent welcome to perform, all vying for a $1000 prize pool. Saturday night after the Rodeo, will see more live music in the bar to help everyone relax and stay in the groove.