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.
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.
Rural Lifestyle Expo
RLE has been postponed and will RELAUNCH & REVAMP in due course
The Weekly Times Rural Lifestyle Expo has achieved much since its first event in 2012.
The annual event is conducted by the Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society.
See dates below.
- Every Sunday Rotary Market
- 7 March 2020 PBR Rodeo
- 21 June 2020 Victorian Sheep Show
- 12 November 2020 Ballarat Spring Show Opening Show Dinner and VAS Rural Ambassador Awards
- 13, 14 & 15 November 2020 Ballarat Spring Show
Victorian Sheep Show
(Poll Dorset Feature Breed) & Ballarat Merino Ram Sale, and Ballarat Alpaca Show.21 June 2020
The 2020 Victorian Sheep Show (Feature Breed TBC) will host on the same day the Ballarat Merino Ram Sale and Ballarat Alpaca Show.
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.
At the Victorian Sheep Show
21 June 2020
Sheepdog Trials will be held 23 June 2019
at the Victorian Sheep Show.
Rural Achiever Awards
The Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society’s (BAPS) Youth Committee’s annual Ballarat Rural Achiever Awards has been hailed as a major success and a great result for the future of agriculture in the region..