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Attractions

The Loxton Show has many different attractions. Here are a few of them.

Pavilion

Our usual pavilion is not available this year due to the construction of the new Loxton Recreation Complex. However, all of the regular sections of work by people from all across the Riverland will remain. From cookery to sewing, vegetables to hobbies and flowers to photography, the displays will capture everyone’s imagination! Especially impressive is the Young Exhibitors Section, which showcases around 1000 quality articles of work from young people throughout the region.

The exhibits will be in four areas, please click here for a map.

The Loxton Football and Sporting Club

  • Art
  • Floral Art
  • Flowers
  • Handicrafts
  • Knitting and Crochet
  • Needlework
  • Orchids
  • Photography
  • Scarecrows will be on the lawn outside

Loxton Hockey Club (behind the scoreboard)

  • Cookery
  • Preserves

Pavilion 1 (near the livestock sheds)

  • Amateur Wine Making and Brewing
  • Fruit
  • Pot Plants
  • School Displays
  • Vegetables
  • Young Exhibitors

Pavilion 2 (also near the livestock sheds)

  • Grain and Fodder
  • Hobbies and Collections
  • Wool

The Vintage Farm Machinery and Vehicles can be viewed on Number 1 oval.

These exhibitor displays will be available for viewing from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday and from 9am to 4.15pm on Monday.

Sideshows and Rides

A must-visit place at the Loxton Show is the amazing SideShow alley! Come and your skills on the sideshows for a chance to win fantastic prizes, or, if you prefer, enjoy an exhilarating experience on one of the Show rides.

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Food

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Who doesn’t like to eat? Our food court boasts fine cuisine in many varieties to cater for every taste. The Food Area is located on number one oval, where you will be able to watch the entertainment of our keynote performers who will dazzle you with their talents as you chow down on some fantastic food.

Nippy’s Young Farmer’s Challenge

Part of a larger, state-wide competition, entrants in the Nippy’s Young Farmer’s Challenge must compete against other teams and the clock in a series of farming-and-country-living-related challenges. Will they have to juice oranges? Round up sheep? Put out a fire? Ice a cake? Come and find out when the teams battle it out on Monday afternoon at 1:30pm for a chance to compete at the Royal Adelaide Show!

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Competitions

 

The Loxton Show boasts a number of competitions for your enjoyment. Come and watch the horsemanship on display at the Horses-In-Action on the number two oval, the Yard Dog Championships, the Log Chopping and the Sheaf Tossing competitions. This year we are hosting the Australian Sheaf Tossing Championships, so be sure to come along and support these Australian champions.

Blade Shearing Demonstration

A new attraction that we have for this year is Blade Shearing. This will demonstrate how shearing was done 100 years ago, taking us back to the beginning of the wool industry locally.

Livestock and Animals

Venture beyond the end of SideShow Alley and you will discover the livestock displays and petting zoo. Walk amongst the fine specimens of cattle, sheep and poultry, examine the quality wool entries, and introduce your children to some cuddly animals in the petting zoo.

Loxton Show Cows

Trade Sites

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After you have had a bite to eat, take some time to walk through the Trade sites at the Loxton Show. Here small businesses and private enterprises have their fine wares for sale and display, and you can find anything you want, from jewellery to clothing and cosmetics to lollies for those with a sweet tooth!