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.
9, 10 & 11 November 2018
Looking for a fun weekend out? Look no further, the 152nd Ballarat show is the place to be! With hundreds of attractions.
Rural Lifestyle Expo
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.
2018 RLE has been postponed and will RELAUNCH & REVAMP in 2019.
See dates below.
Every Sunday Rotary Trash & Treasure Market
25 August 2018 Poultry Show
10 - 12 October 2018 Ballarat Wine Show Judging
13 October 2018 Ballarat Wine Show Dinner
9, 10 & 11 November 2018 Ballarat Spring Show
Sheep Show & Feature Merino Ram Sale
29 July 2018
The 2018 Ballarat Sheep Show will host on the same day the Merino Ram Sale.
Formerly Trash 'N' Trivia Sunday Market.
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.
Please be advised the Ballarat Sheepdog Trials will not be held in 2018.
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..
Ram Sale Feature of Ballarat Sheep Show
2017 Congratulations to Glenpaen who were awarded Ballarat Ram Sale Champion Ram, as presented with the broad ribbon by sponsor Mary-Liz Ford of Matangi Station.
10 - 12 October 2018 Wine Show Dinner 13th October 2018
Please note: entries must be received by
24 August 2018.