ST IVES. NORTHERN SUBURBS A & H SOC INC
21st, 22nd May 2016
21-22 May 2016
St Ives Show – fun and entertainment since 1921
The first St Ives Show was held in January 1921, just three years after the end of the Great War. The original show included a melon race, woodchopping and sawing, side shows, a ploughing match and a parade along with exhibits of local produce.
Not a lot has changed and, in 2015, The Northern Suburbs Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Inc will be bringing the fun of a country fair to the city. The beautiful bush parkland surroundings of St Ives Showground make the show a great place for a day out for the whole family.
Fun is definitely on the agenda for the kids as they visit the animal nursery and try the amusement rides and watch the music and dance performances on stage.
The pavilions showcasing the competitions for arts, crafts, cooking, photography, apiculture and horticulture always draw appreciative crowds keen to see the skills of our local creative community – and you also get the chance to buy some of their home-made wares.
Sheep-herding demonstrations by the Hawkesbury Working Kelpie Stud are a crowd pleaser, attracting lots of attention. Clydesdale heavy horses, hay rides, Brumbies showcase, Sunday woodchopping competition, reptile awareness show, antique farm equipment, blacksmith at work, Careflight Helicopter simulator and mini pipe band championships are just some of the attractions booked so far.
Remy’s Music Machine is infectious the boys in the band will throw a party at St Ives Show that promises to have everyone dancing … not just the kids!
The St Ives Annual Horse Show will be held on Sunday, May 17, this year and hundreds of entrants are expected.
A time to reflect and remember
This year, Australians will remember and honour the gallant soldiers who fought in Gallipoli and other theatres of World War 1, creating the ANZAC legend. We’ll think of the horses, too, so much a part of the battles at that time. At St Ives Show, the Australian Light Horse Brigade’s A Troop from Richmond/Windsor will provide a static display and members will be on hand to tell you about their organisation’s part in our nation’s history.
A great family day out
There will be lots of food available all day ranging 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.
Celebrate a great day and stay on for the 6.30pm fireworks display by All Occasions Pyrotechnics on Saturday evening.
See details of more attractions and entertainment at the bottom of this page.
Thank you to our sponsors and the community organisations who exhibit at the show – their participation helps the Society mount a show that is appealing to and affordable for the local community.
Put May 16 and 17, 2015 in your diary now!
For more information about the show visit www.stivesshow.com.au.
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm, Saturday, 9am – 4pm, Sunday
Where: St Ives Showground, Mona Vale Road, St Ives
(between North St Ives and Terrey Hills)
Entry cost: children over 5/seniors/adults,
only $5.00 each
Free parking available at the ground
Public transport is available from Gordon Station (visit www.stivesshow.com.au for further information)
The St Ives Show Annual Horse Show
will take place on
Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 8.30am.
Please click on the link below to obtain the 2015 Northern Suburbs Annual Horse Show Program which includes judges and PIC information.
Special note relating to Horse Exhibits: the committee reserves the right to refuse or cancel an entry without giving reason for so doing
2015 COMPETITION SCHEDULES AND ENTRY FORMS
Please click on the relevant links below.
· the best competition entries in arts, crafts, horses, horticulture, apiculture, cooking & baking and photography;
· 6.30pm fireworks display on Saturday;
· Ku-ring-gai Miniwheels kids motorcycle riding display on Saturday;
· the annual all breeds horse show on Sunday;
· Australian Brumby horse show and merchandise stand;
· Clydesdales heavy horses cart rides on Saturday;
· Remy’s Music Machine will have everyone dancing;
· Experience the thrills of the 7D mobile cinema in a truck;
· master farrier and blacksmith, Chris Anderson, at work;
· Mt Druitt Indigenous Children’s Choir will enchant you by singing in both the Dharug and English languages;
· Blue Mountains reptile awareness show;
· the Australian Light Horse's A-Troop Richmond, Windsor static display commemorating our World War 1 heroes;
· Pittwater High School agricultural display of animals and produce;
· Sydney Northern Beaches Woodturners demonstrate their skills on a lathe;
· Rabbit Show keeping and breeding display and fun competitions for the kids own pets;
· 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;
· One-Liner Bootscooters on stage on Saturday at 11am and 1pm;
· musical entertainment by local school bands;
· displays by local dance studios;
· Australian Amusements’ carnival rides … and more.
There'll be plent of food and refreshments to buy and places to sit and have a picnic.