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12 Jul 2019

Notice for the AGM of the Bellinger River Agricultural Society Ltd

Bellinger River Agricultural Society Ltd.


Tuesday 13th August 2019 4:00pm

Luncheon Room at the Bellingen Showground

Nomination close 6/8/19 forms are available on the Website

All  welcome to attend

Ted Greenwood- President

Download nomination forms here

13 May 2019

Elaine Leader

The Bellingen Show to be Official Opened by Elaine Leader

It's normal on such an important occasion as the Official Opening Ceremony of the Bellingen Show to have someone special to do the honours. This year the Bellingen Show Society have chosen exactly the right person. The 2019 Show will be opened by well know Bellingen resident and Show volunteer, Elaine Leader.

At the Official Opening Elaine will also be presented with The Royal Australian Society's of NSW's Agricultural Shows Award. This meritorious award recognises and celebrates the contribution regional Agricultural Shows have made not only to Australian agricultural but also to their local communities. It also acknowledges and honours the outstanding work an individual has done for and with a local Show Society over a long period of time, to ensure the viability and relevance of their local Agricultural Show. Elaines award will be presented by Royal Australian Societies senior delegate, Mr Charles Hook, during the Official Opening.

Bellingen Agricultural Society President, Ted Greenwood said, "This is a very proud moment for Bellingen, and Elaine Leader is an exceptionally well qualified person for this award. She began her involvement in Shows as a young competitor in equestrian events and followed this up by becoming a senior instructor in the Bellingen Pony Club. At this time, she became a member of the Bellingen Show Society and organiser of the equestrian events at the Show. She held the position of Ring Master for twenty years, was treasurer for some time, and is currently Vice President of the Bellingen Show Society. For a number of years, she has been the very popular announcer for the equestrian events at both Bellingen and Dorrigo Shows. Elaine was always there to help, whatever the task to ensure the success of the Show. Mr Greenwood added that Elaine Leader opening the 2019 Show is a token of our great appreciation of her contribution to our show and also the recognition by the Royal Agricultural Societies of NSW of the importance of volunteers to the Show."

13 May 2019


Stamina and Steel verses Wood and Time

Their axes are worth upwards of $600 each. They are so sharp they can shave with them and they wield them with power and precision. They wear singlets for freedom of movement and chain mail socks for protection against misjudged contact. Ouch!

They make the woodchips fly. They are the axemen who compete in wood chop competition, one of the most traditional and fundamental events at country shows. You can see them in action at the Bellingen Show on Saturday 24th May when they will do battle in ten events during the afternoon. There's no other sport like it for thrill and chill and getting the heart pumping.

12 May 2019

Oh Rats! Magica and rats

Puppets and Rats Run Amuck at the Bellingen Show

The showground is in danger of being overrun with rats but not the type you are thinking of.

The rats will be tethered to the strings firmly held by the puppeteers of the internationally renowned Sydney Puppet Theatre who will be exclusively headlining the Entertainment Program at this year's Bellingen Show.

This will not only be a highlight for the Show but for Bellingen. The SPT has performed extensively throughout Australia and the world and is bringing to the Bellingen Show, among other delights, a special rendition of the of their keynote production' OH RATS!

This special performance of puppetry will delight and engage audiences of all ages. Two actor/puppeteers create a fantastic interaction of puppets and magic. It's high energy and action packed and transports the audience on a highspeed journey of mad comic events.

 Magica, the magician, is sent to train as a magician's assistant. The new assistant has no idea of what is going on though and his world is besieged by rats, sausages and a duck with a personality crisis, It's chaotic, mystifying and hilarious.

The Sydney Puppet Theatre specializes in creating theatre of special delight and engagement for family audiences and this will be no exception. It's family entertainment at its best. Don't miss it. Only at the Bellingen Show.

10 May 2019

1942 Harley Davidson

Bikes in Bellingen for the Show

This is a photograph of a beautifully restored 1942 Harley Davidson originally purchased by the Australian Army shown here with some its military kit including a weapon pouch. This will be one of the bikes that will roar into the Showground on Sunday at 10:00 am to be on display along with 40 or so other machines presented by the Coffs Harbour and District Motor Cycle Restorers Club.  

Among the display will be such classics as a 1960 Norton Comet tourer, a 1920's Indian Chief, a 1954 Ariel Huntsman, a 1938 Norton International along with Italian Moto Guzzis from the 1970s This may be your only chance to see such a spectacle of rare, brilliantly presented and maintained motor cycles

All bikes will be in immaculate condition for the show and their owners will be on hand to talk about the features of these bikes and the pride they have in their machines. This will be a major attraction at the Show not just for rev. heads but for anyone interested in collecting or restoring anything of value.

22 Apr 2019

Our Bellingen Show Volunteers at the Royal Easter Show

Our Bellingen Show Volunteers at the Royal Easter Show today, Easter Monday

Today Our Bellingen Show Volunteers are working the Big Bus BBQ with our friends from the Dorrigo Show. If you are at the Royal Easter Show today, Easter Monday, come over an have a chat.

21 Apr 2019

Hoof N Woof

This year on the afternoon of Saturday 25th called Hoof n Woof

We are holding a new novelty event this year on the afternoon of Saturday 25th called Hoof n Woof - an event for owners, dogs and horses!  Basically the competitor runs their dog through a short obstacle course and then their horse.  A bit of fun.  Over $100 worth of prizes to be won.  Enter on the day. 

11 Apr 2019

The Old Dairy Pavilion awaiting on the renovation


The Bellinger River Agricultural Society has received a grant of $49,150 from the State Government’s Community Building Partnerships Fund to finance a major rebuild of the Dairy Cattle Pavilion at the Showground. Under this arrangement, the existing Cattle Pavilion will undergo structural strengthening and receive a new roof.

The Bellingen Showground is a local icon and an important local recreational facility as well as being the site of the annual Bellingen Show. Showground Trust President, Paul Hoschke, who will manage the project, said that the Showground hosts numerous events and activities. These include camping, regular farmers markets and a range of music, social, and cultural events. The Showground as such is an invaluable community hub for the local residents and visitors.

The Showground and facilities have stood for over a century and the cattle stalls have been in use for all that time. The Dairy Cattle Pavilion has stood the test of time but has now become obsolete and potentially dangerous and in need of serious rebuilding.

Chief Cattle Steward Alan Peterson and Andrew Somerville who formulated the Funding Application, said that, It was their aim to rebuild the old existing cattle pavilion to ensure that our cattle are shown in the best possible conditions for the next 100 years.

Work on this project is well underway and will be completed in time for the 2019 Show to be held on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.

10 Apr 2019

Show volunteers are out and about fundraising

Bellingen Show now only just over a month away Show volunteers are out and about fundraising to ensure its success.

Raffle tickets have been distributed around town offering great prizes and Show people will be out and about seeking  much needed donations for the Show

Following the success of last year's foray one group will be traveling to the Royal Sydney Show to conduct a fundraising BBQ in conjunction with folk from the Dorrigo Show Society. This will be held on Easter Monday.

Events in Bellingen include a stall at the Bellingen Market on April 20 where you can donate to our bucket shakers as you pass through the gates and get all the information about the Show at our site at E24.

Others will be conducting Street Stalls in front of IGA on Saturday 18 May and Friday 24th May. and one of our generous sponsors the  Diggers Tavern have generously permitted us to sell our Raffle Tickets there on Friday 10 May between 5 and 6 pm. If you are around and about at these times please say Hello and support the Show 

Black Street
Bellingen 2454 

The Secretary
P O Box 149, Bellingen NSW 2454

Phone: 0498 483 915