President’s Message

President’s Message

Welcome to the 144th annual Crystal Brook Show, which is being held Saturday 12th August 2023. Last year we bounced back with a bang and hosted one of the most successful shows to date. Whilst the weather was not kind, we welcomed many show revelers back after a 2 year hiatus due to COVID. The success of the show was evident after the NWAS Committee were awarded ‘Event of the Year’ at the Australia Day awards, which was an honour and a testament to the passion for our fantastic event to the local community.

Our pavilion exhibits making the move up to the Rec Centre proved to be very successful resulting in lots of positive feedback being received. This year we hope to fill the Rec Centre with plenty of wonderful makes and bakes from all the talented entrants, along with plentiful fresh produce and beautiful flowers. 

We have an exciting array of things happening on Show Day. Sophie Thomson, ABC Gardening presenter, will be opening our show. Whilst we have Sophie gracing us with her presence, she will also be doing a gardening Q&A for all the keen gardeners in the crowd as well as demonstrating how to make succulent art.

Other highlights include the return of Connor Hogan from Bangor who will be doing two performances on his amazing stunt bikes, a guaranteed crowd pleaser as well as the return of the very popular fashion parade returning this year with a vintage theme to help celebrate 150 years of Crystal Brook as well as featuring fashion from our local Crystal Brook Newsagency and Giftware.

Our Wool Convenor, Nic Boully, has been training sheep to participate in a very exciting sheep race, which will prove very entertaining. He has big plans for it to occur at the conclusion of the shearing on show day, so fingers crossed his sheep are ready to go!

Our traditional favourites at the show are set to return including livestock, home brew, the Ute muster, sheep dog demonstrations, shearing, vintage cars and Stationery machines, petting zoo, live music, show rides and so much more….

But as always none of this could happen without the tireless work of my amazing committee and Secretary (Nat Hodgson). I am proud to be a part of such a marvellous team of people who all play to their strengths and go above and beyond to ensure we host an enjoyable, fun-filled show for all to enjoy.

The day would not be possible without our kind Sponsors, who we are truly grateful for their willingness to contribute and support our local show. Additionally, we extend our gratitude and thanks to the Convenors, Judges, Stewards, Exhibitors, Prize donors and Members who all play an important role in bringing this wonderful event to life.

Hope to see you all there, enjoy the festivities!


Alexandra Dewar