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All roads lead to the Foster Show

THIS Saturday 25th February, people will flock to the Foster Showground for the fantastic Foster & District Agricultural Show. Opening the show will be Victoria’s representative for the Australian Rural Ambassador competition, and 2022 Foster Show Rural Ambassador, Alexandra Pattinson. Looking forward to many things on show day, Alexandra has a particular interest in the Young Farmers Challenge, her initiative for the 2022 Foster Show that has carried success to the 2023 Foster Show.

“Last year a team of holiday-makers from Melbourne made competition tough, but young local talent took the trophy. With some never-before-seen challenges, we welcome new contenders and returning teams to defend their title”- Alexandra Pattinson.

Planning for show day is easy, with plenty of information available at or via our social media. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate. Kids are FREE in 2023. As parking can get a bit tight, there will be shuttle buses running from Fish Creek, Toora, and around town on the day, keep an eye out for more information on our social media and website. COVID safety is still a priority, with hand sanitising stations available throughout the showground. Don’t miss the action at the Foster Show, check out the timetable for the day, or our show day map of the grounds. A reminder that due to ongoing works on the oval, horse competitions will be held at Bennison Recreation Reserve – 5 O’Sullivans Rd, Bennison.

For those wanting to get hands on for the Foster Show, enter as many competitions as you would like! Online entries close Wednesday 22nd February 2023 except sections U (Cut Flowers and Pot Plants) and T (Dahlias) which close on Thursday 23rd February 2023. Please note all exhibits entered in the exhibit shed and basketball stadium must be deliveredto the showgrounds between 10am and 4pm on FRIDAY 24th February 2023. Judging will commence at 4pm on FRIDAY 24th Feb. No entries will be accepted on Saturday (show day).  Entry to the dog high jump, Young Farmers Challenge, pet parade, sheaf tossing and Fashions on the Field competitions are taken on the day of the show at their respective competition locations or the Secretary’s Office. 

Foster Show secretary, Denia Gilheany, is looking forward to seeing how her home produce and delicious jams go, as well as seeing “the range of displays and competitions grow again at this year’s show; hopefully a great interactive learning opportunity for all ages about different agricultural niches”. Don’t miss some of the best attractions, like the giant pumpkin competition and display, working dog trials, Leaders in Agriculture seminar, Golden Brick Road showbags for kids, Avenue of Agriculture, poultry judging, wool shearing demonstration and so much more!

Spending the day at the Foster Show is simply a great way to show your support of agriculture in Australia and your local community. The people of Foster have loved their show for over 100 years and they’re excited to share it with you! 

Written by Sammy Spark, Foster Show Society


We would love assistance for the setup and packup of the Foster Show If you can lend a hand onFriday 24th from 9am to set up the grounds and cover the stadium floor and/or Sunday 26th from 9am to assist with packup your assistance will be greatly appreciated. There will also be an abundance of free straw suitable for garden mulch on Sunday morning – bring some bags or a trailer to take as much as you need – first in best dressed.


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