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    SHOWTIME: New Horsham Show secretary Fiona Tracey with outgoing secretary Andrea Cross. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Fresh eyes at Horsham Show

The evolution of the Horsham Show continues with the introduction of a new event manager for the spring event.

Fiona Tracey has taken the helm from longstanding show secretary Andrea Cross, who will continue to manage the Maydale Reserve venue and its associated events as the executive officer.

“As a Horsham Ag Society committee member for two years, Fiona brings a wealth of event management experience from her association with regional events such as the Meredith Music Festival and Golden Plains Music Festival as well as local events including the Art is… festival and more recently as the stage manager of Shrek the Musical, with the Horsham Arts Council,” Mrs Cross said.

Since it’s reinvention in 2018, the Horsham Show has undergone significant changes in order for survival, as it manages to meet the demands of changing times. 

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“The show movement is still strong in the region and its place on the community’s annual calendar is still relevant after almost 150 years,” Mrs Cross said.

Ms Tracey said the show’s competition schedule was released online and in hard copy last week.

“I’ve really enjoyed volunteering with the Horsham Ag Society’s events over the past two years, including the 150km Feast but predominantly with the Horsham Show, where I’ve been co-ordinating the competition entries,” she said.

This year the Makers’ Pavilion committee is inviting people interested in learning how to enter their craft and home produce with an information session over a Devonshire Tea in the Len Hobbs Boardroom on Sunday, July 21, at 2.30pm.

“We’re also going to demonstrate what constitutes a winning entry for those who’ve never entered and for regular competitors who want to improve their chances of winning,” Ms Tracey said.

The society’s vice president Cindy Francis will also launch a new incentive to encourage volunteers to participate in Horsham’s longest-running event.

People can register their interest in the information session or participate as a volunteer, by contacting Ms Tracey at or follow the Horsham Show Facebook page. 

Show schedules are now available from the show office, which is open Monday to Friday during business hours and until 9pm on Tuesdays.

The entire July 3, 2024 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!