Next Show Date: Sunday 8th March 2020

What’s On

Show Opener

We are pleased to announce that our 2020 Show Opener is Mr Don Elgin.

With our show this year showcasing Resilience and Community, it certainly is fitting that we have Don joining us.

They don’t come any livelier than this boy from the bush! Entertaining, motivational and an all-around larrikin; Don represented Australia in the athletics at four World Championships, three Paralympic Games, two World Cups and a Commonwealth Games.

Don Elgin was raised in the NSW town of Tocumwal. Being born without the lower portion of his left leg was no barrier for this boy who would make his first Australian team at 18 years of age, become a World Champion and – a staggering 20 years later – represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

One of the longest-serving scholarship holders at the Victorian Institute of Sport, Don first represented Australia at the World Championships in Berlin in 1994 winning a Gold and a Bronze, he became a Paralympian in Atlanta in 1996, then in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games he won bronze in the Pentathlon.

Two years later he finished with two Silver and a Bronze at the 2002 IPC World Championships. At the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games, he became a triple Paralympic medalist winning one Silver and two Bronze.

As a respected voice on sport both on and off the track, Don commentated at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and appeared on Andrew Denton’s ABC TV show Enough Rope. The inaugural patron of Disability Professionals Victoria, he is a former president of Sandringham Athletics Club and former Vice President of The Amputee Association of Victoria.

Don is a founding board member for the Start Foundation and the inaugural ambassador for New Horizons Club and a current board member for Wallara Australia Ltd.

A natural leader, Don was the Australian flag bearer at the 2006 World championships and went on to become the Australian Track and Field team manager at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

He made a successful return to sport to compete at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In 2015 Don added author to his credentials releasing his first book called ONE FOOT ON THE PODIUM.

The book won a Silver medal 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Australia/New Zealand – best regional non-fiction.

Don completed the Kokoda Trail twice and in 2016 released his second book called ONE FOOT BEYOND THE PODIUM.


We are thrilled to invite everyone to a show eve bbq. We would like to see this continue into the years to come as a way of welcoming everyone to the showground the night prior to the start of our annual show and as a way of thanking the local community for their ongoing support of our yearly event.

The evening is anticipated to get underway at around 6.30pm with a bbq serving steak and sausage sandwiches, cold drinks and a few free rides for the kids.

Everyone is welcome to join us.

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 2020 is Native Animals that live in The Snowy Mountains.

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.

For further details on the Novelty Event, phone Liz Wright on 02 6456 5017.

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 7th March, or dropped off at The Fabric Salon in Cooma by Wednesday 26th February 2020. Needlework entries can be dropped in on the Saturday 7th March, or by 9.00am on the morning of the show. For more information, please call the Chief Steward of the Needlework Section, Sarah Forsdyke on 6456 4078 and Patchwork, Quilting and Applique Chief Steward Joanne Oscroft on 6457 8344.

In the Pavillion (2020 in two venues)

Dalgety Showground Map

Escape the sun for a while and enjoy the Pavillion exhibits. From veggies and flowers, to home brew and scones, the Pavilion will tempt your taste buds and inspire your senses. For all those home brewers 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 2020?

Please note that due to our old pavilion being out of action, our exhibits will be in two places this show. Needlework, Fine Arts, Quilts, Knitting, Needlework, Cakes & Flowers in 2020 will be showcased in the Memorial Hall, whilst our photography, vegetables, condiments and junior sections will be in our marquee which will be located towards the cattle pavilion.

If you would like to exhibit your flowers, baked goods, veggies, art and crafts, photography, condiments or home brew, entry forms for 2020 entry forms.

Snowy River Woodchop

Unfortunately due to low entrant numbers, we have had to cancel this year's competition. It will be back bigger and better in 2021.

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 28th February 2020.

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 28th February 2020.

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 2020 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 28th February 2020. 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 28th February 2020. 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 Monster 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.


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