Huon Show Pictorial

Huon Show Pictorial

The Huon Show is one of the best one-day rural shows in Australia. Over 11 000 people walked through the gates of the recent 69th show, which was down on the record attendance in 2013, but not bad considering the weather was putting on a typical spring tantrum. Showers and blustery conditions prevailed in the morning but Huon Valley stalwarts just buttoned up their raincoats, or sheltered under a verandah for the ten minutes it took to blow over. By afternoon the wind had dropped, sun was shining and people’s fortitude was rewarded.

Draft horses were a highlight as always.

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Woodchopping is a popular sport in Tasmania with a long tradition.

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Show jumping was impressive. Clearly many hours of training go into competing at this level.

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A wide range of stalls meant there was something for everyone.

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Animals and their loving owners were on show throughout the grounds.

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Machinery, old and new, is always a feature. Curios and collectibles were also on display.

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And of course the Huon Show just wouldn’t be the same without Sideshow Alley and those rides.

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Annette Cauchi

Annette Cauchi is a blogger and copywriter who calls the Huon Valley home. Annette is keen to promote positive things about living in Australia's southernmost municipality.

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