With over 50 Country Shows held each year in South Australia, there is no reason why you shouldn't and couldn't attend "an experience of country life" in your area...
:: 2013 Young Rural and Regional Journalist Professional Development Award
The Young Rural and Regional Journalist Professional Development Award is an initiative of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Education Foundation of SA and Rural Media South Australia (RMSA) and proudly supported by Stock Journal, ABC Rural, Channel Seven and The Advertiser.
Entries Close 30th April 2013
:: 2012 Rural Ambassador to develop new ideas for shows
South Australia's 2012 Rural Ambassador Lachy Mickan aims to work with the Maitland Show community to bring back some of the Country Show favourites, while enticing more young people to become actively involved in the South Australian Country Shows.
Lachy was named the South Australian Rural Ambassador at the Royal Adelaide Show on Tuesday 11th September.
Runner up prizes were awarded to Samantha Newmann (Central Association) and Michael Siviour (Eyre Peninsula Association).
:: November 2012 Newsletter
Click here to download the November 2012 edition of the SA Country Shows Newsletter.
This edition contains all the results, reports, updates and photos from the 2012 Royal Adelaide Show State Final competition, Next Generation group report and Rural Ambassador information.
Please note that to enable the size of this newsletter adequate to download the images contained have been saved in low resolution. If you would like a high resolution copy of any of the images please contact the Secretary.
:: Mentoring Award for Country Journalists
An intiative designed to foster excellence in regional journalism has been announced by the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society (RA&HS) & Rural Media South Australia (RMSA).
The Award, jointly funded by the RA&HS and RMSA and supported by media mentor partners the Stock Journal, Channel Seven, ABC Rural and The Advertiser, encourages greater reporting on SA Country Shows and aims to elevate the importance of regional communities and rural issues for all South Australians.
The winner will be mentored while compiling stories about locals competing at the Royal Adelaide Show for publication/broadcast by their regional media employer. They will receive $1,000 to cover expenses and a tailored two-day educational program during the 2013 Royal Adelaide Show.
The Award is open to print, radio and television journalists under 30 who live in a regional area and work within the media in country South Australia. Entries open on 1st August (the start of the 2012/13 SA Country Show season) and close on 30th April 2013.
:: Motivated Mundulla local girl wins Young Rural Ambassador Award
Creative and forward thinking McKeely Maney from Mundulla Show, representing South East & Border Shows Association, has been announced the 2012 Young Rural Ambassador Award state winner.
The 18 year-old was among eight South Australian regional finalists contending for the title at the SA Country Shows 2012 Symposium Dinner in Adelaide on Friday 6th July.
Runner up was awarded to Kimberley Hoepner of Maitland Show, representing Yorke Peninsula Shows Association.
:: 2012 Symposium rewarding for Shows
The 2012 SA Country Shows Symposium was held at the Adelaide Showground on Friday 6th July and attended by approximately 60 country show representatives from across the seven South Australian show associations. The 2012 Young Rural Ambassador Award state final was also held during the Symposium which concluded with a celebration dinner attended by close to 100 guests at the Morphettville Junction.
:: Information for Country Shows - Pigeon Paramyxovirus
Please click here to view Biosecurity SA's advice on the exhibition of birds.
SA Country Shows has now established a facebook page to share news, photos and information from around our SA shows. "Like" our page and help us promote country shows in South Australia.
The page can be accessed via the link www.facebook.com/sacountryshows or by typing "SA Country Shows" into your facebook search.
:: Show Memorabilia
When cleaning out that old suitcase, box or chest of drawers please take the time to look for any Show related material - photographs, prize certificiates, prize lists, catalogues, ribbons, rosettes, medals or posters.
For items relating to your local area, contact the secretary of your local show society.
If the items are from the Royal Adelaide Show, please contact archivist Marilyn Ward at the Adelaide Showground by phone (08) 8210 5218 or email email@example.com.