The 71st Camden Haven Show | The weekend of October 19 - 20

Family-fun: Bring the kids along, they will love meeting all the animals.
Family-fun: Bring the kids along, they will love meeting all the animals.

One of the Mid North Coast's best days out has to be the Camden Haven Show.

"This year's show will provide a good old fashioned country show with a modern twist," says Publicity Officer, Elizabeth Watson.

"Each year there seems to be more to enjoy and we are getting a lot more entries in the pavilion sections which help make for an interesting display.

"Also the crowds have improved since we changed the time our show is held to the third weekend in October."

The show is one of the largest and most popular events in the area. It brings together the Camden Haven community and presents a unique opportunity for the locals to showcase its wide variety of expertise and talent through displays and exhibits.

"Living in a small country town means that we rely on support from our local community.

"The locals from the Camden Haven Area love their show and flock to it each year. We could not run our show without the support of the local volunteers and sponsors," said Elizabeth.

This year's show will provide a good old-fashioned country show with a modern twist.

Elizabeth Watson

There will be all the usual events including chainsaw racing, wood chopping, pavilions, horse events including show jumping and a reptile show.

A Fireworks Spectacular will finish off the night on Saturday evening.

The show will be held on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. Saturday starts at 8am and goes until late at night. Sunday starts at 8am until early evening.

Something for everyone: The Camden Haven Show has it all, so why not make a weekend of it. For more: www.camdenhavenshow.org.au.

Something for everyone: The Camden Haven Show has it all, so why not make a weekend of it. For more: www.camdenhavenshow.org.au.

History of the show

The Show has a long and proud history which can be traced back to 1931 when a motion was carried to form a Junior Farmers Club at Kendall.

A show was held at the school the following autumn.

It was nine years before the next show was held. It was in the midst of World War II, despite many difficulties, the community rallied together to bring together a great show.

In 1944, 30 acres of land was purchased, at the princely sum of ten pounds per acre. This land became the Kendall Show Ground that we know and love today and is still one of only five privately owned showgrounds in New South Wales.