Attractions

The Longford Show is arguably the best one day FAMILY show in Tasmania.

Lots of free entertainment and things to see.

 

Lunches by Norwich Farm (incorporating Longford School Parents & Friends)

Lunches etc provided in the Col. Marson Building.

Meals

Morning and afternoon teas.
Lunches – Served from 12 noon

 

 

 

 

 

Sesame Street – Meet Elmo & Cookie Monster

 

Come and watch all time favourites Elmo and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street performing for the FIRST TIME EVER at the Longford Show!

Shows are at 9:30am, 11:30pm, 2:00pm

Meet and Greet at 12:30pm-12:50pm

 

 

Sheaf Tossing Championships

Commencing from 1:00pm on the Arena.

Sheaf tossing has its origins from European farming districts before mechanisation. The farmers would cut their wheat, tie them into sheaves and leave them in the fields to dry, before picking them up in wagons to store over winter in haystacks. As the sheaf’s stacked higher on the carts the field hands would have to increase their tossing of the sheaves to make the top of the cart. This became a competition for the workers and developed into a sport as it is today. Haystacks would also be made with thatched roofs, as high as 15 metres, these haystacks would last for many seasons and are no longer seen today.

Modern day sheaf tossing competitions emulates this action by having two poles and a bar set up similar to a pole vault set up. The sheaf is hand made to specific standards and weighed at the start and end of an event, it weighs 3.65 kilos and can be no longer than 500mm. The sheaf is compressed and bound in a hessian sack. The forks have 4 tines and these tines are up to 300 mm long. The competitor pierces the sheaf with the fork and using a swinging pendular action tosses the sheaf over the bar. Competitors have 3 attempts to clear the bar and if successful move up in height until eliminated. The heights can go up to 14 plus metres, with the current world record being 18.25 metres. Events are held at country and city shows with most states holding their own Championship as well as regional competitions. The events are very spectacular to watch and capture a wide audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animal Nursery

Large Animal Nursery – ducks, turkeys, baby goats & lambs, calves, puppies, piglets, calves, alpacas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade Stalls

Food of all types, coffee, showbags, clothing, plants, jewellery, toys, soaps, hand made chocolate.

Show Jumping

Show Jumping ring running throughout the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side Show Alley

With all the big rides – Show bags – Trade stalls and displays

 

Reptile Rescue Demonstrations

Demonstrations of snakes, identification and first aid for snake bites throughout the day.

Dog Show, Sheep, Fleece and Poultry Competitions

 

Home Industries Display

Home Industries display featuring a large display of school entries, cooking, needlework, craft, art, photography & flowers

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Tasmanian Light Horse Troop

The Troop is a community not-for-profit group who dress in WW 1 reproduction uniforms. They interact with the public giving a description about their uniforms and accounts of how animals were used in earlier wars as well as present day conflicts. A dog depicts a WW 1 messenger dog and the donkey, the brave donkeys on Gallipoli, who delivered wounded soldiers to First Aid stations.

 

 

 

Large and varied range of food and drink options

The show receives fantastic support from the Longford and surrounding communities through business and individual sponsorship. We also receive support from local community groups. The Longford Rotary Club man the gates, Australian Dear Association and the Longford Junior Football Club assist with parking and rubbish collection.

Entry fee: Adult $12, Child $6 (children under 5 are free), Family (2 & 2) $30

Purchase tickets at the gate on the day.