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138th Hawkesbury Horticultural Show

The annual Hawkesbury Horticultural Show has been at the heart of the village’s annual calendar since 1885. Neither of the World Wars stopped the village turning out to see the biggest and best fruit and vegetables being judged, or entering their homemade items in the craft, baking and wine categories. While it was with great sadness that we could not hold the show in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we came back with renewed fervour in 2021.

The gates officially open at 12.30pm, but it is the crowning of the Carnival King or Queen and the carnival procession of walkers and floats, led by a Silver Band, that signifies the true start of the day’s festivities. This continues in the Showground with entertainment in the central arena, Rogers funfair rides, craft and charity stalls, food vendors, a Pimms Tent, as well as the marquee of show exhibits itself.  The Show finally closes with an entertaining produce auction and there is live music in the beer tent in the evening.