Annual Agricultural Show
1st - 2nd December 2017
The Traralgon and District Agricultural Society Inc. Has existed for in excess of 130 years, bringing to Traralgon, the Annual Traralgon Show for almost all of that time, excluding the war years. In 2018 we will celebrate our 130th Agricultural Show but for now, we are working hard to review ourselves and what we do – for our own and the communities greater benefit.
The TDAS exists to provide facilities, opportunities and exposure to the Agricultural and general Community of Traralgon and surrounding districts. From Shed Hire to the Show, we are a small committee of long term volunteers wishing to provide a great platform for VAS competitions – horse, goat, poultry, arts and craft, photography and so much more, for eligible entry and seeding into the Royal Melbourne Show on an annual basis. This community festival also brings rides, attractions, markets and trade space, as well as local community groups and small businesses to the one place for one weekend per year! We support various sporting groups with facilities and work in partnership with them for a shared future at the Traralgon Showgrounds.
After an unfortunate spate of vandalism/theft at our venues, we were suffering a financial and emotional strain in 2017 unlike never before and recognised it was time for CHANGE. We decided that as a group we would not lay down and let this important organisation and equally important annual community and agricultural event go down without a fight! After extensive strategic planning, event and budget review, we launched the #20Kin20days to help us #SaveTheShow. With the support of new volunteers, local business and community groups – We have launched a fantastic website (which will only continue to grow), social media activities and other advancements in our operations. We are determined and better resourced than ever, but we have our work cut out for us. We are so excited for what the future holds, and to have engaged some positive new blood to learn the ways of Agricultural Gippsland and the Annual Show. This year, we are coming back – BIGGER and BETTER than before.
We welcome you to join us – jump on board our campaign, contribute how you can, and support this historically significant and important family-friendly community event, so that we may continue for many years to come!