Next Show Date: Sunday 7th March 2021

What’s On

Show Opener

Mr John Harper
Mr John Harper

We are proud to announce that the 2021 Show Opener is Mr John Harper from the Mate Helping Mate Podcast.

Mate Helping Mate is your guide to mental health and mateship in the Australian bush. During the podcasts you hear from farmers, locals and health workers about what works (and what doesn’t) for helping people struggling in remote and rural communities. Featuring great yarns, big-hearted guests and the distinct flavours of the bush – it’s a must-listen for anyone outside of the big smoke.

We look forward to everyone meeting John and look forward to hearing him speak on show day.

For those wishing to know more about John and his fantastic podcasts click here.




Snowy River Tyrepower Stockman's Challenge

Commences 11am for Juniors and 2pm for Opens

Entry Fee
Open $20 – maximum 20 entries
Junior (under 16's) $10 – maximum 20 entries

Entries Open via phone only to Jo Miners on 02 6456 5177 or 0448 665 881. Waivers must signed before anyone competes. ONE HORSE ~ ONE RIDER

Novelty Event

Each year the Dalgety Show runs its novelty event. The theme for 2021 will be "Ducks on a Pond".

You can make as many as you like, use any materials you like, any shape or size. There are no age limits - it's open for young and old! Make it, glue it, sew it, weld it, nail it or paint it from anything you can think of! We are excited to see what creatures appear on the day!

Deliver entries to the Concrete Bunker (near the sheep pavilion) before 9.00am on the day of the Show. Judging will be at 11.00am on show day.

Please ring Liz on 6456 5017 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any enquiries.

Patchwork, Quilting and Applique & Needlework

For all of you sewers out there, it’s time to get your projects finished in time for the Show. The stunning Quilt Exhibition, with entries expected from as far afield as QLD, Sydney and Canberra, and the wonderful Needlework and Knitting entries, will be on display at the Dalgety Memorial Hall, just across from the showground (opposite Buckley’s Hotel). For those entering the schedule will remain the same as last year, with quilts due for hanging at the Dalgety Hall by 9:00am on Saturday 6th March, or dropped off at The Fabric Salon in Cooma by Wednesday 3rd March 2021. Needlework entries can be dropped in on Saturday 6th March, or by 9.00am on the morning of the show. For more information on the Patchwork, Quilting and Applique Chief Steward Joanne Oscroft on 0431 556 828.

A special quilting display will be on display by Rebecca Rae and there will also be an opportunity to purchase quiliting items with a sales table set up. The ladies will also be running a raffle with proceeds going to The Community Chest, so bring along your small change and buy a ticket or two!

In the Pavillion 

Dalgety Showground Map

Welcome to our new Pavilion. And what a beautiful space it is. A wonderful achievement for the committee to see our space be transformed into a stunning exhibition space.

Escape the sun for a while and enjoy the Pavillion exhibits. From veggies and flowers to homebrew and scones, the Pavilion will tempt your taste buds and inspire your senses. For all those homebrewers out there – why not save a few bottles and enter them in show. The children’s exhibits showcase the young talent we have in the region and the baked goods are a delight… who will have the best chocolate cake in 2021?

If you would like to exhibit your flowers, baked goods, veggies, art and crafts, photography, condiments or homebrew, entry forms for 2021 entry forms.

Please be aware that 2021 will see strict COVID safe measures throughout the pavilion including limiting people into the space. Covid Marshalls will be manning the area at all times.

To assist with COVID safety measures, winners will be able to start collecting their prize money from 12pm on show day however exhibits are not to be removed until 4pm or at a time set by the Head Steward which will be announced via the loudspeaker. We ask that all entrants show respect to our COVID Marshalls and committee when lining up keeping 1.5m apart at all times.

Snowy River Woodchop

Unfortunately, the woodchop section will not feature in the 2021 show. It will return in 2022.

Monaro Yard Dog Championships

A real crowd favourite each year, our dogs and their handlers hit the ring at 7.30am.

Photography, Arts and Crafts, and Art

The art and photography exhibits truly showcase the artistic talents and awe-inspiring landscapes of the Snowy River and surrounds. Complete your entry form here. Entries must be submitted by Friday 26th February 2021.

School Kids

The Junior section is always chock full of entries and it is a wonderful chance to see the talent of the children of the district. Complete your entry form here. Entries for this section also close on the Friday 26th February 2021. A highlight of each years show, is the stunning and vibrant display of children's artwork from across the shire. The pavilion comes to life once these pieces are up. A must visit.

Want to help out?

The Dalgety Show can always do with a few extra hands to help out on the day. If you are interested in becoming a part of this great community event call Julie on 6456 6763 and she will find a job to suit you. All volunteers in 2021 receive free entry to the show and lunch! We love your support for our show.


Entry Secretary, Kirsty Ferguson, will receive your entries. Please note the changes to our entry closing date this year with entries now required by Friday 26th February 2021. The more entries received before the show, the easier it will be for you, the exhibitor and our stewards. In particular, the Junior, Photography, Condiments and Fine Arts, 3D Arts & Crafts Sections have a strict close off date of the 26th February 2021. Please refer to the schedule for more information, or phone Kirsty on 6456 5158 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Without our sponsors, the show would not go on. To all our sponsors, the show committee says a big ‘thank you’. The response from local businesses is always cheerful and generous and the Dalgety Show Society appreciates our sponsors’ help very much.

The Dalgety Show is the only show in NSW held on the banks of the Snowy River. President, Julie Hedger and the show committee invite everyone to come and enjoy a wonderful day out.

Entertainment and For the Kids

The Dalgety Show is the ideal family day out with loads of things for the kids to do and see. We welcome back the Dale Family who have been coming to Dalgety Show with their amusement rides for over 30years.

There's also loads of rides, amusements and stalls!

Lucky Gate Prizes

4 lucky entrants will receive a $250 Sentinel Sports voucher. 

Vintage Vehicles

There will be plenty of vintage and classic cars on display at this year's show along with some historic steam engines.

Food and Drink

The BBQ, Bar and Kiosk will be providing food all day, or sample the goods on offer from the variety of food stalls available on show day. 

Cash Out Facility

Forgot to bring the cash? You can obtain cash from the Secretary's office located at the Pavilion. A $2 fee is charged for this service.


St John Ambulance will be there to look after those needing first-aid. Go and have a chat to these dedicated people.


How lucky are we this year to welcome Country Tell to the 2021 Show. They will be providing everyone with this wonderful service on show weekend and we thank them for this generous donation.