Ballarat Market is Back!

Commencing Sunday 6th December

Ballarat Spring Show 2020

On Wednesday 24th June the Society’s Executive Committee met to discuss and make a decision regarding the 2020 Ballarat Spring Show due to Covid19.

Having considered all our options, we have made the difficult decision not to run the show this year. We are disappointed that we will not have a show in 2020, however, the health and safety of the public is our top priority.

Due to the fact that there will not be a show we would like to give the Council the opportunity to make alternative arrangements for the Friday public holiday for this year. By doing this the Society hopes that local businesses that have been hit hard by Covid19 will have an opportunity to recoup some revenue in the lead up to the Christmas shopping period.

We would like to thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

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 Market is Back!

Commencing Sunday 6th December
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.


Kitchen Garden Competition

Entries closed 27th November 2020

Do you love your vegetable garden and would be proud to show it off? Would you like to enter your garden into a competition? The Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society is holding a Kitchen Garden Competition for those who live in the city of Ballarat.


Upcoming Events

See dates below.

  • Kitchen Garden Competition – Entries Close 27th November 2020
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Victorian Sheep Show

(Corriedale Feature Breed) & Ballarat Merino Ram Sale, and Ballarat Alpaca Show 20 June 2021

The 2021 Victorian Sheep Show (Feature Breed Corriedales) will host on the same day the Ballarat Merino Ram Sale and Ballarat Alpaca Show.

Ballarat Wine Show

The Committee for the Ballarat Wine Show would like to announce that the 2020 Wine Show has been cancelled due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sheepdog Trials

At the Victorian Sheep Show
21 June 2020