Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society

The Ballarat Agricultural Show Society held its first activity on 10th July 1856. It was a ploughing match with twenty ploughmen taking part. Over 162 years later the Society is still celebrating its contribution to the community and agricultural activities.

We conduct a number of events which showcase the wide ranging agricultural nature of our community today. The Ballarat Showgrounds are also used to conduct a variety of activities by other groups. Facilities are available to hire.

Upcoming Attractions

Ballarat Show

Ballarat Show

13, 14 & 15 November 2020

Looking for a fun weekend out?

Look no further, the 2020 Ballarat Spring Show is the place to be!

With hundreds of attractions, there's fun for everyone.

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Victorian Sheep Show

(Corriedale Feature Breed) & Ballarat Merino Ram Sale, and Ballarat Alpaca Show 21 June 2020

The 2020 Victorian Sheep Show (Feature Breed Corriedales) will host on the same day the Ballarat Merino Ram Sale and Ballarat Alpaca Show.


Upcoming Events

See dates below.

  • 13th, 14th & 15th October 2020 Ballarat Wine Show Judging
  • 16th October 2020 Ballarat Wine Show Presentation Dinner
  • 12 November 2020 Ballarat Spring Show Opening Show Dinner and VAS Rural Ambassador Awards
  • 13, 14 & 15 November 2020 Ballarat Spring Show

Ballarat Wine Show

13th, 14th, 15th & 16th October 2020

The Ballarat Wine Show Presentation Dinner will be on held on Friday 16th October 2020
Venue:  Morshead Park Soccer Stadium, Pleasant Street, Ballarat Central - Catering will be supplied by Ian Curly
Judging will take place prior to this dinner on the 13th, 14th & 15th October 2020
Entries Close: 14th August 2020

Ballarat Market

Every Sunday
From 9am

Run by Ballarat South Rotary Club contact 0418 518 106 the market operates every Sunday on the Showgrounds site corner of Creswick Rd and Howitt St.


Sheepdog Trials

At the Victorian Sheep Show
21 June 2020