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Make sure you get a good front row seat for these presentations!  

The Official Opening

 The 2018 Opening will be by             The Official Opening will be at 11.00 am in the public entertainment area.


The 2018 Mount Barker Rural and Young Rural Ambassadors will be presented in the public entertainment area on the oval. These young people have had to work hard and be judged on their community involvement, general and rural knowledge, personality, communication skills, as well as their grooming and deportment. The finalists will go on to represent our district in the group level finals and the state finals at the 2018 Royal Adelaide Show.


Likewise, the Mt Barker District Show Ambassadors for 2018, including Intermediate, Junior and Mini Show Ambassadors will be presented with their sashes and prizes.

Please come and cheer for our youth.

Presentation of the Avis Marston Perpetual Memorial Trophy

This trophy is presented by the Marston Family in memory of Avis, a keen gardener and supporter of and entrant in the Garden Competition every year. She is remembered for her many years of dedication and contribution to the Show and for being a founding member of the re-formed show society in 1989. Avis served as treasurer and secretary for a number of years. 


The Great Celebrity Milk-Off

This is a regular event marking the end of the Opening Ceremony. Featuring the goats from Section G5. Some of these BIG girls are capable of giving 9+ litres in 24 hours! Celebrities will be rounded up from the crowd and asked to pick a number out of a hat to be allocated a goat and then given two minutes to get as much milk as possible in the bucket. Always good fun!