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Front Cover Image: Tasmainian axemen Arthur Clifford and grandson Sam Cook.

From the President

Richard Fewster President, Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA

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ttracting close to 30,000 competitive entries across 53 sections, the 2011 Royal Adelaide Show recorded the sixth largest number of entries in the Society’s history. This outstanding result is testimony to the huge support that the Royal Show enjoys across Australia, with our event clocking up the most competitive entries of any Royal Show in Australia.

One of the newer competitions at the Royal Show is the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Table Olives competition, which we have run in partnership with Olives South Australia for the last four years. The competition continues to grow with record entry numbers received in 2011. Likewise, the Royal Adelaide Beer Show – held this year for the first time since the 1800s – proved a resounding success, attracting entries from South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania and highlighting the importance of Australia’s $7 billion beer industry. The Society was delighted with the outcome of the 2011 Royal Adelaide Wine Show in October, and congratulates all those who won trophies and medals. Special mention goes to Majella Wines who won the Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith prize for Outstanding Wine of Provenance.

The Royal Show and its associated events would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their ongoing commitment. I would particularly like to acknowledge IGA, who was the inaugural Presenting Partner of the Royal Adelaide Show in 2011.

Rosedale oil Class 6 - Flavoured Infused won a silver medal

Looking ahead, planning is underway for the Society’s 175th anniversary in 2014. A gala dinner with high-profile special guests, commemorative wine and written account of the Society’s history are just some of special events being planned - keep reading The Society in 2012 for more details. Finally, on behalf of the Society, I wish all members, partners and supporters a safe and prosperous festive season. Riley’s Good Oil was entered into the Adelaide Review Class and won Adelaide Review Olive Harvest No. 1 Oil

Chardonnay does it again C

hardonnay has continued its dominance at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, being declared the most outstanding wine for the third consecutive year. Vasse Felix won the Most Outstanding Red or White Wine in Show trophy for their 2010 Heytesbury Chardonnay, also taking out the Best Chardonnay and Best White Wine titles at the Declaration of Awards ceremony held on October 7. The Margaret River winery also received the Best Dry White Blend trophy for their Vasse Felix Classic Dry White. Last year’s top award went to Penfolds 2009 Reserve Bin A Chardonnay, with Wolf Blass’ 2007 White Label Chardonnay winning in 2009. The Clare Valley’s Leasingham Wines took out the Best Red Wine in Show and Best Shiraz trophies for their Classic Clare Shiraz, while Barossa stalwarts Wolf Blass Wines and Peter Lehmann Wines performed well, taking out three and two trophies respectively.

Majella Wines from the Coonawarra took out the prestigious Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith Prize for Outstanding Wine of Provenance, winning the award for its Majella Cabernet Sauvignon. Named in honour of South Australian wine industry pioneers – Hugo Gramp, Tom Hardy and Sidney Hill Smith – who perished in October, 1938, in an aircraft accident, the Provenance Prize assesses three vintages of one wine with judges looking for strong regionality, consistency and sense of place.

with the judges presented with an abundance of quality, mature examples.

New South Wales and Victorian wineries also performed strongly, including Yarra Valley labels St Huberts Wines who won the Best Pinot Noir title and De Bortoli Wines who gained recognition for their Noble One in the Sweet White Table Wine class. From the Hunter Valley, Tyrrells Vineyards took out the Semillon title with its Belford Semillon and McWilliams’s Show Reserve Muscet was named best Apera, Topaque or Muscat.

“The Australian Shiraz class, 2009 in particular, also performed well and it was pleasing to see improvements in the Grenache and Grenache Shiraz Mataro Wines. Meanwhile, the first serious showing of some 2010 red wines suggests this year will come to be recognised as a great one for reds.”

Chairman of Judges Mr Brian Walsh said the resurgence of premium Chardonnays continued this year,

“We hope consumers will look out for these styles at their favourite bottleshop or restaurant.” “The fresh, aromatic whites from 2011, including Riesling, Semillon and Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, also showed well, particularly those with strong fruit characteristics – making them perfect for alfresco dining in summer.”

L-R: Steve Frost, wine-maker Wolf Blass and Society Honorary Councillor Mr Ray Beckwith OAM

Michael Grump alongside his father and Society Honorary Life Member Mr Colin Gramp AM

The most highly regarded wine show in Australia; the 2011 Royal Adelaide Wine Show attracted 2,414 entries from 318 Australian wineries. Overall, a total of 23 trophies, 158 gold medals, 250 silver medals and 631 bronze medals, across 67 classes, were awarded. Graeme Lowe MD of F Miller + Co and International Wine Judge Madeleine Stenwreth MW

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niversity of Adelaide wine business student Jessica Henderson will be winging her way to a major international wine event next year, thanks to winning the 2011 Wine Press Club of South Australia Media Cadetship.

Wine Press Club Cadetship winner Jessica Henderson

Designed to identify a young person with aspirations of working in wine journalism and communication, the cadetship also includes media training workshops, practical media placements in print, radio and/or television, sensory evaluation training, hands-on vintage experience, meetings with Australia wine industry bodies and wine and media mentorship. Presented with the award at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, held on October 7 at the Adelaide Showground, Ms Henderson said she was both honoured and excited to have been chosen as an ambassador for the SA Wine Press Club. “I look forward to honing my communication skills in various media capacities and contributing to future improvements and innovations

within the Australian wine industry, particularly in regional wine tourism,” she said. The Clarence Park resident, who is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese following stints as an exchange student in Brazil (2004) and Chile (2008), hopes to pursue a career in regional wine marketing and communication after finishing her degree.

“I am passionate about the development and sustainability of the Australian wine industry and look forward to carving a career where I can be involved in both marketing and increasing the international recognition of Australian wine,” she said. As part of her cadetship, Ms Henderson will also have the opportunity to be part of the stewarding team for the 2012 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

WPC president Brenton Quirini said the Club was proud to play a role in fostering young talent who will influence future communications and directions for the wine industry. “The Wine Press Club has been actively supporting the Australian wine industry for more than 30 years. We see our Wine Media Cadetship program as the ideal initiative for bringing new people into the wine world and providing them with skills and experiences that harness the knowledge our members have to offer,” he said. The WPC Wine Media Cadetship is generously supported by the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Education Foundation of South Australia, The Royal Adelaide Wine Show, Wine Australia, Australian Wine Showcase Magazine and WBM - Australia’s Wine Business Magazine. For more information visit www.sawinepressclub.com.au

Communications support for Provenance Prize winner A

s well as being lauded for their winemaking prowess, Coonawarra label Majella Wines will get the chance to work with one of Adelaide’s top PR firms thanks to winning the Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith Prize for Outstanding Wine of Provenance at this year’s Royal Adelaide Wine Show. Sponsor Gray Management Group will provide the winning winery with a $20,000 communications package, tailored specifically to the needs of Majella Wines. Owner Cathy Gray, who runs the firm with partner Lee Boys, said Gray Management Group was delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

“Gray Management Group (GMG) is not your average PR agency – we have an approach that’s a little bit different to conventional PR agencies, as seen through our local, national and international work,” Ms Gray says. “Our experienced and dynamic team, who exude fresh ideas, brilliant concepts, innovative thinking and create positive results, deliver integrated communications, incorporating public, stakeholder and media relations, marketing, branding, crisis management, design, digital and social media, promotions and events.

“GMG has a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from leading retailers, builders, fashion labels, credit unions, media outlets, and international resorts. We ensure our clients stand out from competitors, with the staple of GMG’s business approach being genuinely creative, strategic, and accountable.”


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From the Chief Executive extremely pleasing with the Adelaide Royal continuing to receive strong entries across most sections.

New ways of marketing the Royal Show proved effective in 2011. John W Rothwell Chief Executive, Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA

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’m delighted to report that the 2011 Royal Adelaide Show presented by IGA was an overwhelming success. Favourable weather during the first half of the Show helped attract over 489,000 patrons – a 6.1% increase on 2010 – and feedback from show-goers, competitors, exhibitors and sponsors has been excellent. Particularly pleasing is the news that presale tickets accounted for 52% of all sales in 2011 – 19% more than the previous year and evidence that our strategy to encourage more people to pre-purchase tickets and save up to 10% on gate prices is paying dividends. From a commercial perspective, many exhibitors reported their best Show ever, with the showbag and carnival sector reporting positive results. As detailed in the President’s column, the number of competitive entries was

The second edition of The Show Magazine was distributed to 400,000 households across metropolitan Adelaide and via IGA and Foodland stores in regional areas, and our new mobile phone APP generated over 46,000 downloads. Our Facebook ‘friends’ grew by a staggering 325% to 8,277. Looking beyond the Royal Show, the Adelaide Showground continues to be the preferred venue for large-scale public events and exhibitions in South Australia. In 2011 we saw the Good Food & Wine Show grow substantially, and the Boat Show return after a time away from the Showground. Nine new events have also been secured, as detailed on page 10 of this edition. Our attention now turns to 2012, including planning for the Society’s 175th anniversary in 2014. On behalf of the RA&HS, I wish all readers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Volunteer program gets thumbs up I

nternational students from China, Iran and the United States were among the loyal team of volunteers who helped out at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show.

“All had something unique to offer and wanted to volunteer in order to gain new skills and to meet new people,” she says.

The first time that members of the public have been invited to volunteer at the Show, the small but enthusiastic group were assigned various roles, including information booth assistants, roving care/attendants and administration.

“The program was hailed a huge success and feedback from volunteers has been great. In fact, 89% of our volunteers have confirmed they will be returning in 2012.”

Volunteer coordinator Lucy Camp said though the inaugural team was a relatively small group, it included people from a diverse mix of ages and nationalities, from well-seasoned volunteers to young students volunteering for the first time.

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All prospective volunteers went through a rigorous application process including interviews, an induction session and Police Clearance.

“Volunteers were asked to complete at least six shifts during the Show, most opting for all nine days. In return they were provided with a uniform, a meal voucher for each shift and a nine-day Show Pass, plus a ticket for a friend or family member.” Members of the public who are interested in becoming a part of the 2012 Volunteer Program can download an expression of interest form at www.theshow.com.au or phone Lucy Camp or Kheshan Wood at the RA&HS on (08) 8210 5211.


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Gawler high achiever wins Young Ambassador Award E

nthusiastic and community-minded Aaron Bain from Gawler has been announced the 2011 Young Rural Ambassador state winner. The 18 year-old was among eight South Australian regional finalists vying for the title at a presentation dinner held in Adelaide on Friday 15th July. Representing the Gawler Show and Northern Show Association, Aaron is a keen supporter of the Gawler Show, having exhibited poultry, helped organise the children’s pet show, attended show promotional days and spoken at functions.

2011 Young Rural Ambassador winner Aaron Bain and runner up Sarah Horne (Photo courtesy of the Stock Journal)

He is currently undertaking a graduate program at the Ahrens Group after previously completing a Certificate III in Business. Aaron is heavily involved with harness racing as a driver and is the Harness Racing SA Media Liaison officer. He also plays football for South Gawler. “The opportunities and experiences that will come from such a prestigious award will be endless and I look forward to representing the Show Society to the best of my ability,” Aaron said.

“The Show Society needs a burst of youth, not only in their crowds but their exhibitors and volunteers, and in my role over the next 12 months I look forward to encouraging and promoting the country show scene. “I would like to thank the Gawler Show Society for the opportunity twelve months ago to represent them and I look forward to working closely with the committee led by Peter Angus at this year’s Show in late August.” As part of his major prize Aaron was a special guest of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA during the 2011 Royal Adelaide Show in September when he spent a weekend with the Rural Ambassador state finalists. Runner-up was 21-year-old nursing student Sarah Horne, who represented the Cleve Show and Eyre Peninsula Association. Sarah has competed with horses in country shows for many years and has been the convenor of Horses-InAction at Cleve Show since 2009. She enjoys working on the family farm as much as possible, and plans to return

to the country when she has completed her degree. “Being involved in the Young Rural Ambassador Award has been a fantastic experience, not only in personal development but in meeting like-minded people my age that are passionate about their local country shows,” Sarah said. Other regional finalists were Joel Heinicke (Murraylands); Harrison Berry (South East & Border); Jacinta Ferguson (South East & Border); Justin Clarke (Northern); Jacqueline Lintern (Central) and Tom Hastings (Southern). This award is conducted by the Agricultural Societies Council of SA and sponsored by Primary Industries and Resources SA; the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of SA Education Foundation, Stock Journal Publishers; RM Williams; National Australia Bank; the Showmen’s Guild of SA and Jardine Lloyd Thompson.

Meat competition provides insight to industry E

ncouraging young people to pursue careers in agriculture is one of the key goals of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society. One of the ways to do this is via the Society’s Education Foundation, which provides financial support to individuals and organisations that provide opportunities for young South Australians to further their careers in primary industry. Earlier this year the Society was delighted to support the University of Adelaide’s Meat Judging Team, enabling them to attend the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition (ICMJ) at the University of New England in Armidale. Five students from the Agriculture, Agriculture Science and Animal Science degrees participated in the event, which provides students with a greater understanding of the beef, pork and sheep industries and the benefits of pursuing a career in this field.

Funded by the red meat industry, the event includes presentations from industry leaders, practical sessions on meat science and a careers expo, giving students the opportunity to network with potential employers. The event culminates in the meat judging competition, which involves placing classes, the identification of carcase faults, retail cut identification, and judging carcases on their values and meat eating quality via MSA guidelines. Though the team was unable to break into the top ten, coaches Sam Walkom and Michael Wilkes said the students displayed great enthusiasm and performed well against strong university-based teams from Australia, America and Japan.

“It provided me with a chance to learn more about the meat industry and assessing carcasses. It was also great to be able to meet potential employers at the careers expo,” Jessie said. Fellow student Maddie Jonas said “being able to listen to industry leaders about the importance of the meat industry and the projections for the future made me realise that the meat industry is where I want to work.”

Third year Bachelor of Agriculture student Jessie Thomson said the Intercollegiate Meat Judging competition was a great experience.

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New Main Arena building T

he Main Arena Ringmaster will have an impressive new home at the 2012 Royal Show, with construction currently underway on a new Ringmasters Building. The original facility now sadly having reached the end of its life was demolished shortly after the 2011 Show in readiness for the new multipurpose building. As well as housing the Ringmaster during the Show, the new complex will be home to stroller and wheelchair hire, lost property and the Simmental Society. Based at the south western corner of the Main Arena, the old Ringmasters facility was built and used by the Trotting Association. In October 1971 the Society sought permission from the Association to use the building for the 1972 Royal Show, purchasing the facility for $4,000 the following year to use as a ‘control room’ for the Horse Committee. At one stage the building also housed the Stud Stock Office, now known as Rural Services and based in the Heavy Horse building.

The building’s interesting history has led to some fascinating finds during the demolition process. A range of historic memorabilia has been unearthed, including old cigarette packets (Capstan, Craven A, Turf and Players), confectionary boxes (Jaffas, Fruchocs, Minties), and a drink container marked Bertram’s Caterers who were at the Showground for much of the 1930s and a label for Woodroofe carbonated pineapple drink, price 6d. Betting slips and old programmes from the late 1930s, along with a military letter regarding someone starting a fire at a rubbish dump at Adelaide River in the Territory, have also been found. All items have been provided to the Society’s Archives Collection.

Artist impression of the new building

Original ringmaster office and memoriabilia

Our Royal Show story

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ecently a wall mural was added to the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RA&HS) members’ dining room. It depicts scenes from the history of the Show and its grounds. At the left end of the mural you can see a shot of the Grand Parade; this was taken in 1936 by D. Darian Smith, a well known Adelaide photographer. In the same year that was taken, another young Adelaide photographer began his business. Bill Atkins started photographing just about everything, but his passion lay in horses and horse racing, and Wayville’s harness racing and the RA&HS became important subjects. Bill Atkins’ business is still going strong in 2011, and the RA&HS still means a lot to the Atkins family. Bill’s son John

moved Atkins’ focus away from horse photography and AtkinsTechnicolour now works with photographers to print their work and help archive it for future generations. John and Paul Atkins (pictured with the mural) have a strong sense of the past; they maintain the Atkins’ library of South Australian images as well as the D. Darian Smith collection. Working over the years with archivist Marilyn Ward of the RA&HS, they have provided images of the Show for display. AtkinsTechnicolour serves for all who love photography, they have been a long standing supporter of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society (RA&HS) photo competitions, they can help you make the best of your photos, provide them framed ready to hang for generations to enjoy. Paul Atkins

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Ray Beckwith OAM receives Alumni Award A

ustralian wine industry pioneer and RA&HS Honorary Councillor Dr Arthur Ray Beckwith OAM has been awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Adelaide.

Presented at a gala dinner reception at the National Wine Centre in September, the award recognises Dr Beckwith’s significant contribution to the Australian wine industry. Born in 1912 in Cowell, Arthur Ray Beckwith (Ray) studied at Roseworthy College, graduating with first class honours in a Diploma of Agriculture that included oenology. In 1932 Ray was offered a cadetship with John Williams, lecturer in viticulture and oenology at Roseworthy College, later transferring to the laboratory with Alan Hickinbotham Snr and working for a time with Colin Haselgrove and Roger Warren at Thomas Hardy & Son at Mile End. Ray started with Penfolds at Nuriootpa early in 1935, where he stayed until 1973.

During his career Dr Beckwith was responsible for some of the most fundamental innovations to Australia’s winemaking industry. He is believed to be the first person in Australia, if not the world, to discover the role of acidity levels in wine spoilage and to implement the use of pH metering using precision instruments. He also was the first to use atomic absorption spectrophotometry for quality assurance in winemaking (circa 1962) and discovered that the addition of cultures of specific yeasts to the wine production process greatly improved wine quality. These practices are now standards in the Australian winemaking industry.

Dr Beckwith was appointed to the RA&HS Wine Committee in 1973, working alongside Karl Seppelt, Tom Angove, Reg Tolley, Bob Hardy and Colin Gramp. He resigned in 1985, believing that someone else should be elevated to the position. More recently his contribution has been recognised with the naming of The Ray Beckwith Trophy for Traditional Australian Red Blend.

L to R: Adelaide University Vice-Chancellor, Professor James McWha, Dr Ray Beckwith and the Hon. Robert Hill, at the Distinguished Alumni Gala Dinner.

In 2004 the University of Adelaide conferred upon him the honour of Doctor of the University. In the same year he was inducted into the American Society of Oenology and Viticulture as an Honorary Life Member. Dr Beckwith was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in January 2008.

SA Beef Field Days celebrate 40th milestone T

he SA Beef Field Days mark 40 years in February – and Bordertown stud Warrensville Poll Herefords has only missed being involved twice in its history. And that was when the family took the opportunity to visit the local studs on the same day instead.

Christopher and Pam Steer and their son, Tim, at their on-site beef field day earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of the Stock Journal)

Christopher Steer is the master of the stud, started by his late father, Warren, in 1966. (It was previously part of the Cannawigra Poll Hereford Stud, continued on by cousin Katrina Copping at Avenue Range.) Mr Steer is a fixture among those opening their individual properties on the day of their area’s field day, organised by the SA Beef Cattle Breeders Association. “The field days actually allow a good shop window,” Mr Steer says. “People can go around on the field days, visit several studs on one day at their leisure and see what’s on offer. All interested people are welcome to

attend – whatever they do or breed.” Malcolm Buckby, the Breeders Association’s secretary and the manager of RA&HS’s Rural Services, says the first event of its kind was held over just two days with 26 studs represented. In 2012, 77 studs will feature over four days, including some on-farm sales. “The main purpose is for people who are beef cattle breeders – either stud or commercial breeders – to be able to visit the various properties and view both bulls and females under the conditions in which they’re grown,” he says. “You can have a chat to the stud master on the day and it’s very personal.” The biggest change, according to Malcolm, has been the push to the South-East, with the region’s event now expanded over two days – one for the Upper South-East and the other for Lower South-East. “The South-East has a longer growing season, which has given the breeders a natural advantage.”

Another change, Malcolm says, is that” there are more larger studs now as a percentage than back in the ‘50s through to the ‘80s. The breeding has been concentrated.”

The number of feedlots in SA has also risen significantly compared to a decade ago. “That’s been used by the farmer as a way of value-adding to their stock, instead of selling them all through the sale yards. They finish some to suit the requirements of the various markets and then sell direct to the butchers, wholesalers and supermarkets,” Malcolm says. The 2012 SA Beef Field Days will be held in the Mid North on February 3, the Adelaide Hills and South Coast on February 5, the Upper South-East on February 6, and the Lower South-East on February 7.

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Best in Royal Show

From alpacas and sheep to photography and cake decorating, the Royal Adelaide Show highlights the best of the best. Here we list all the winners from this year’s Show.

Alpacas

CWA Scones

‘Langtree Masterpiece’

Gloria Buck , SE & Border

CHAMPION SHOW HUNTER HORSE

C Williams and A Clarke - ‘Ambersun Fortune Seeker’

Dairy Cattle

Samantha McMaster – ‘DP Destiny’

Oakbank Area School, Nicole Muegge

G E Ashby & Sons

MOST SUCCESSFUL SHOWJUMPING RIDER

BEST EXHIBIT OVERALL IN PHOTOGRAPHY BLACK & WHITE

GRAND CHAMPION MARCH SHORN MERINO OR POLL MERINO RAM

SUPREME CHAMPION HUACAYA

SUPREME JUVENILE CHAMPION DAIRY COW

GRAND CHAMPION SURI

Kayla Bradley - ‘Bluechip Contender Whynot’ (Holstein Cow)

Stephanie Pope - The Australian Suri Company, ‘Surilana Nuclear ET’

SUPREME CHAMPION DAIRY COW

Alpaca Fleece

GRAND CHAMPION ALPACA FLEECE

Keywyn Farms - ‘Keywyn Nitro Columbine’ (Guernsey Cow)

C Williams and A Clarke ‘Ambersun Amici’

MOST SUCCESSFUL DAIRY CATTLE EXHIBITOR

Aquarium Fish

Boldview Farms

Justin Simmonds

THE BRENTON HIGGINS MEMORIAL AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE TO THE DAIRY INDUSTRY

Dairy Products

SUPREME EXHIBIT

Beer

CHAMPION BEER EXHIBITOR

David Dobson MOST SUCCESSFUL SHOWJUMPING HORSE

Kaye Mann – ‘Star Peptalk’ SUPREME CHAMPION LIGHT HARNESS

BEST EXHIBIT IN PHOTOGRAPHY DURING YEAR 12 & 13

Mount Barker School, Georgia Davis

Wanganella Merino Stud

BEST EXHIBIT OVERALL IN PHOTOGRAPHY COLOUR

SUPREME CHAMPION MERINO OR POLL MERINO RAM OR EWE including March Shorn

MR Holberton and AJ, FL & CC Cusack – ‘Makari Vitality’

Pultney Grammar School, Jacinta Oaten

Glendonald SUPREME MERINO OR POLL MERINO GROUP

SUPREME CHAMPION HEAVY HARNESS

Led Goat Wether SUPREME EXHIBIT

I & L Fritsch – ‘Lowanvale Elaenor’

Horses – Led Stock

SUPREME CHAMPION ARABIAN

Melanie Welsh – ‘Shamali Shakista’ SUPREME CHAMPION ARABIAN DERIVATIVE

Urrbrae Agricultural High School – ‘Urrbrae Brown’

Led Steers

GRAND CHAMPION STEER ON HOOF

Faith Lutheran School – ‘Pebbly Range Rocky’ (Limousin)

Robert Byham

Tania Parsons -‘Daitan Sasha Fierce’

Beef Cattle

SUPREME CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SADDLEHORSE

GRAND CHAMPION ANGUS BULL

THE DAIRY AUSTRALIA TROPHY FOR MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN ALL CHEESE CLASSES

A R J & K J Lucas

National Foods Australia Pty Ltd

Fiona McIntyre – ‘Studio’

D C & R D Leese – ‘Davelle Awesome’ (South Devon)

SUPREME CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN LOWLINE EXHIBIT

CHAMPION YOGHURT

SUPREME CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN SADDLE PONY

Mohair Fleece

Grant High School

CHAMPION ICECREAM

GRAND CHAMPION SHORTHORN BULL

Cocolat – ‘Coffee’

W & M Harwood

BEST INNOVATIVE DAIRY PRODUCT

GRAND CHAMPION BELTED GALLOWAY FEMALE

Gelista – ‘Chocolate Gelati’

Nadine Holland – ‘Mylani Yo Yo’

Judith McKinnon

THE JOHN W ROTHWELL TROPHY for CHAMPION CHOCOLATE

SUPREME CHAMPION CLYDESDALE

Coriole Vineyards Pty Ltd

I & l Fritsch

BEST OLIVE OIL OF SHOW

Cumbria Partners

Bracegirdles House of Fine Chocolate – ‘Bracegirdles Signature Selection’

SUPREME CHAMPION RIDING PONY

GRAND CHAMPION BLONDE D’AQUITAINE BULL

BEST PRODUCT FROM AN EMERGING CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURER

K G & J E Sieben

Chocolate Mint – ‘Chocolate Ganache Bar’

SUPREME CHAMPION CHAROLAIS

Dogs

SUPREME CHAMPION STANDARDBRED

Lobethal Bierhaus

Jalna Dairy Foods – ‘Jalna Greek Style’

GRAND CHAMPION BELTED GALLOWAY FEMALE

A J & T R & E J Fogden

BEST IN SHOW

SUPREME CHAMPION HIGHLAND

C & K Shepherd

S Huebner and P Kelly - ‘Gr Ch Cordmakers Topsy Turvey’ (Puli)

GRAND CHAMPION LIMOUSIN FEMALE

BEST IN SHOW - 2ND

Mount Gambier Limousins

Cameron & Baird & Peterson – ‘Regalbrook Royal Edition’ SUPREME CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN STUD SADDLE PONY

K & K Riches – ‘Waitpinga Rowam’ SUPREME CHAMPION WARMBLOOD

Cheryl Hatswell – ‘PS Royal Dancer’ SUPREME CHAMPION WELSH MOUNTAIN PONY

Carolinga Stud – ‘Karanga Catnip’

Gemcourt Kennels and R & A Sorraghan ‘Ch Oldiron Flamethrower’ (Airedale Terrier)

SUPREME CHAMPION WELSH EXHIBIT

Di Pudney

Walmona Pastoral Pty Ltd

Egg classes

SUPREME CHAMPION SHORTHORN

CHAMPION EGG PLATE IN SHOW

Ian Withers SUPREME CHAMPION SIMMENTAL

T R S & E A Baker

SUPREME CHAMPION WELSH SECTION B

Mark & Nicole and Jaimee Bruggemann – ‘Dalpura Kolarta’

Horticulture

MOST SUCCESSFUL JUNIOR EXHIBITOR

Sophie Tickner MOST SUCCESSFUL TEENAGE EXHIBITOR

M J & H R Guy

Ned Reuther

Farriers and Blacksmiths

CHAMPION ORCHID

BEST PREPARED FOOT OVERALL

GRAND CHAMPION SQUARE MEATERS

Shane Moeller

Dave Winter

CHAMPION GARDEN PLANT

Caged birds

Fruit

CHAMPION FOLIAGE PLANT

Edward Condon

Harrisville Orchards

Willows Rest Square Meaters

CHAMPION TRAY/PLATE OF APPLES (Fuji)

CHAMPION CANARY

MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN PEAR TRAY CLASSES

CHAMPION FINCH

J E Hayes

Gilmours Orchards

CHAMPION ZEBRA FINCH

MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN NASHI CLASSES

R Hayes

Cake Decorating

J & S McGough

MOST SUCCESSFUL CAKE DECORATING EXHIBITOR IN MASTER’S SECTION

MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN CITRUS CARTON CLASSES

Natalie Halstead

Agriexchange Pty Ltd

HIGHEST SCORING EXHIBIT IN OPEN CAKE DECORATING

MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN CITRUS PLATE

Janan Basheer Allan Nowell CHAMPION DAFFODIL

Shane Moeller CHAMPION BULBOUS, ANNUAL OR PERENNIAL CUT FLOWER

Thelma Pfeiffer CHAMPION STAGHORN OR ELKHORN

John Worley CHAMPION CAMELLIA 1ST Showing

Camellia Society Adelaide Hills Inc. CHAMPION CAMELLIA 2nd Showing

Margaret Shaw

SUPREME EXHIBIT IN SHOW (Somali)

Goats

Lori Fergusson

Kiabe - ‘Highveld HVIFF347’

CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN NATIVE COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL PLANT BLOOM, CUT OR EXHIBIT OVERALL CHAMPION AUSTRALIAN NATIVE COMMERCIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL TREE OR SHRUB

SENIOR GRAND CHAMPION OF ALL BREEDS

John Ostbye

Anara Anglo Nubians - ‘Anara Kahlee’

Honey

Lesa Shaw

G M Arnold & Son

Cats

GRAND CHAMPION BOER GOAT

RESERVE EXHIBIT IN SHOW (Sphynx)

Pamela Smith 3rd BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW (British Shorthair)

SUPREME CHAMPION ANGORA GOAT

Fredda Benham

GG Petersen and JC Eustice

Cookery - Open

Grains and Fodder

MOST OUTSTANDING BAKERY PRODUCT

MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN GRAINS & FODDER SECTION

Nicole Tucker

B & R Muster

MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN OPEN PRESERVES CLASSES

Susan Rabbitt MOST SUCCESSFUL PRESERVES EXHIBITOR IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CLASSES

Matthew Snell

Cookery - Junior

Jack Gallyer

Junior Design & Technology

BEST CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS AWARD

CHAMPION GENTLEMAN RIDER 18 YEARS & OVER

Emma Kemp

YOUNG BEEKEEPER OF THE SHOW

Tori Fair Lillian McEvoy

MOST OUTSTANDING EXHIBITOR IN OPEN COOKERY OVERALL

Leonard Turner

Horses in Action

CHAMPION JUNIOR RIDER 14 YEARS AND UNDER 18 YEARS

Karoonda Area School

CHAMPION HONEY

BEST DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBIT OVERALL FOR 2011

CHAMPION JUNIOR RIDER UNDER 14 YEARS

CHAMPION LADY RIDER 18 YEARS & OVER

MOST SUCCESSFUL COOKERY EXHIBITOR IN ALL JUNIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSES

Rebecca Farrow

Ashlee Howard

Reimer Family – ‘Radford Lodge Candy Cane’

CHAMPION PONY HACK NE 12.2 HANDS

PRIME LAMB YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Sally Smyth

G E Ashby & Sons

Royce Pitchford

MOST SUCCESSFUL MERINO AND POLL MERINO EXHIBITOR

G E Ashby & Sons MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN MERINO MARCH SHORN AND AUGUST SHORN CLASSES

G E Ashby & Sons MOST SUCCESSFUL CORRIEDALE EXHIBITOR

A R & J L Hunt MOST SUCCESSFUL BORDER LEICESTER EXHIBITOR

Coolawang Border Leicesters

Pam Williams

Marshall Tearle

Riley Day BEST EXHIBIT IN CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (Control Circuits and Programming, Egg Incubator)

Australian Migrants Microchip Training Centre, Luke Homes BEST EXHIBIT IN CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (Robotics, Soccer via remote control)

Zihan Zawad

CHAMPION DECORATED EGG CHAMPION CARVED EGG

Lorna Winch BEST EXHIBIT IN WOODWORK CLASSES

Ted Brady BEST OVERALL EXHIBIT IN SCRAPBOOKING

Sandra Davey MOST OUTSTANDING EXHIBIT IN TAPESTRY

Margaret Morgan MOST OUTSTANDING EXHIBIT IN MILLINERY

Christina More

Photography

CHAMPION LARGE COLOUR PRINT

Joseph Darmenia CHAMPION LARGE MONOCHROME PRINT

Scott Carr CHAMPION SMALL PRINT

Derek McClure

Coolawang Border Leicesters K L Parsons MOST SUCCESSFUL ROMNEY EXHIBITOR

E B & J L & K I Williams MOST SUCCESSFUL RYELAND EXHIBITOR

M W & J F Osborne MOST SUCCESSFUL TEXEL EXHIBITOR

W M & K Agnew MOST SUCCESSFUL WHITE SUFFOLK EXHIBITOR

C V & D C Shillabeer MOST SUCCESSFUL SUFFOLK EXHIBITOR

Broughton Lodge MOST SUCCESSFUL PRIME SAMM EXHIBITOR

G D & G B Huxtable & Sons MOST SUCCESSFUL WHITE DORPER EXHIBITOR

Red Rock White Dorpers MOST SUCCESSFUL DORPER EXHIBITOR

Meridian View

Pigs

MOST SUCCESSFUL HAMPSHIRE DOWN EXHIBITOR

Colin and Joy Linert – ‘Lynjoleen Innamincka X411’ (Berkshire 2011 Feature Breed)

MOST SUCCESSFUL POLL DORSET EXHIBITOR

SUPREME CHAMPION PIG IN SHOW

Poultry

CHAMPION POULTRY EXHIBIT IN SHOW

Fuller Brothers, (Hen or pullet, Grey or Birchen)

Professional Baking

THE CHAMPION PRODUCT OF THE SHOW

Maddie Jonas

MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITOR IN POLL MERINO MARCH SHORN AND AUGUST SHORN CLASSES

I & J Bailey – ‘Akeringa Barry’

BEST IN SHOW – 3RD

SUPREME CHAMPION SANTA GERTRUDIS

BEST OLIVE OF SHOW

OVERALL CHAMPION BEEF CATTLE JUNIOR PARADER

Jessica Burpee

MOST SUCCESSFUL CHEVIOT EXHIBITOR

SUPREME CHAMPION POLL HEREFORD

BEST OVERALL EXHIBIT

Olive Oil & Table Olives

Maddie Jonas

G E Ashby & Sons

SUPREME CHAMPION SHETLAND PONY

Big River Murray Grey Stud

Dog Photography

Cedar Grange Angoras

BEEF CATTLE JUNIOR PARADERS’ COMPETITIONS – OPEN

BREEDERS GROUP

Open Art and Craft

Christine Comley – ‘Rosedale Pop Song’

SUPREME CHAMPION MURRAY GREY

L & M Llewellyn & Co

MOHAIR FLEECE OF GREATEST COMMERCIAL VALUE

Bridey Jonas

BEEF CATTLE JUNIOR PARADERS’ COMPETITIONS – ACHIEVEMENT

Longridge Olives

M & Y Johnsson – ‘Kerulen Tansy’

SUPREME CHAMPION RED ANGUS

GRAND CHAMPION CARCASE

BEEF CATTLE JUNIOR PARADERS’ COMPETITIONS – SENIOR

Glendonald

MOST SUCCESSFUL SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BORDER LEICESTER EXHIBITOR

G Spagnolo - ‘Gr Ch Driftway Special Envoy’ (Labrador Retreiver)

Katrina Copping

GRAND CHAMPION MARCH SHORN MERINO OR POLL MERINO EWE

Johnos Ulandi Park Poll Dorsets

Utes

PRIME LAMB YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP - (15 Years and under) PRIME LAMB YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIPS – ACHIEVEMENT

Jane Goldsworthy BEEF CATTLE HERDSMEN’S PRIZES

Jessica Burpee THE TAIT KIDMAN MEMORIAL BEEF CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Christopher Muller BEEF CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP (15 years and under)

Nicole Muller BEEF CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIPS – ACHIEVEMENT

Helen DeCosta THE FRED KELLY MEMORIAL DAIRY CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Mikayla Krause DAIRY CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIPS – ACHIEVEMENT

Elsinor Neave DAIRY CATTLE JUNIOR HANDLERS COMPETITION - SUB JUNIOR

Bridgette Treloar DAIRY CATTLE JUNIOR HANDLERS COMPETITION – JUNIOR

Hayley Madden DAIRY CATTLE JUNIOR HANDLERS COMPETITION – INTERMEDIATE

Kyle Treloar DAIRY CATTLE JUNIOR HANDLERS COMPETITION – SENIOR

Caitlin Liebich OVERALL CHAMPION DAIRY CATTLE JUNIOR HANDLER

Caitlin Liebich DAIRY CATTLE JUNIOR HANDLERS COMPETITION – ACHIEVEMENT

Harrison Bayley ANGORA GOAT & MOHAIR FLEECE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Chantel Dodd

Steven Pilkington, Holden

PRIME SAMM RAM YOUNG JUDGES COMPETITION

BEST MATCHED UTE & DRIVER

Nathan James

Craig Williams, Holden

MERINO FLEECE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

BIGGEST BULL BAR

MOST STICKERED UTE

Bakers Delight, Kurralta Park

Adrian Green, Holden

Sally Smyth

Rabbits

UTE WITH MOST LIGHTS

MERINO FLEECE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIPS – ACHIEVEMENT

Janine Daniel – ‘Danielview Mazie’ (Miniature Lop, shaded)

BEST RESTORED UTE

BEST RABBIT IN SHOW

Sheaf Tossing

SA HIGHEST TOSS CHAMPIONSHIP

Sheridan Holland

Sheep

SUPREME BRITISH BREED GROUP

Sasimwa SUPREME ALL BREEDS GROUP

C V & D C Shillabeer SUPREME CHAMPION PRIME LAMB & MATERNAL BREEDS RAM

AE Day & Sons SUPREME CHAMPION PRIME LAMB & MATERNAL BREEDS EWE

Mark McClure, Toyota Craig Williams, Holden EXHIBITORS CHOICE

Adrian Green, Holden Melanie Ware, Ford FURTHEST TRAVELLED UTE FROM HOME TO SHOW

Brenton Wenham, Ford CHAMPION UTE OF SHOW

Craig Playford, Toyota

Woodcutting

AXEMAN OF THE SHOW (Gaining the highest aggregate points in Single Handed Open events)

Blake Meyer

C V & D C Schillabeer

Whip Cracking

BEST BREEDERS’ GROUP BY A SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BREEDER

Kirby Hunter

John D Corbin GRAND CHAMPION CORRIEDALE RAM

Wattle Glen GRAND CHAMPION CORRIEDALE EWE

SA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Junior 12 years & under SA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Intermediate 13 to 17 years

Luke Fritsch

A R & J L Hunt

SA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Senior 18 to 49 years

GRAND CHAMPION POLL DORSET RAM

Paul Haenen

Leenala

SA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, Veteran 50 years & over

SUPREME CHAMPION CORRIEDALE SHEEP

A R & J L Hunt SUPREME SUFFOLK EXHIBIT

Shane Cooper

Wool

Sheridan Blake THE LEN J ANDERSON MERINO SHEEP YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Sally Smyth THE MURRAY K ALLEN PRIZE for MERINO SHEEP YOUNG JUDGES COMPETITION -12 years to under 16 years

David Stribley MERINO SHEEP YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIPS – ACHIEVEMENT

Kayla Starkey NATIONAL BEEF CATTLE JUNIOR PARADERS’ COMPETITION

Jemma Robertson NATIONAL PRIME LAMB YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Ellie Quinn NATIONAL BEEF CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Erin Goldsworthy NATIONAL MERINO FLEECE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Allycia Bennett NATIONAL MERINO SHEEP YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Ben Simmons NATIONAL DAIRY CATTLE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

Olivia Millhouse NATIONAL ALL BREED DAIRY CATTLE JUNIOR HANDLERS COMPETITION

MOST SUCCESSFUL COOKERY EXHIBITOR IN ALL PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSES

CHAMPION PONY HACK 12.2 & NE 14 HANDS

Katie Luscombe

Hayes L and Nowak C - ‘Kolbeach Aster’

BEST EXHIBIT IN PHOTOGRAPHY DURING OR BEFORE YEAR 8

CHAMPION GALLOWAY HACK

Tessa Manning

GRAND CHAMPION WHITE SUFFOLK RAM

G E Ashby & Sons

Gianna Kelly

Sarah McMaster – ‘Moniceito Park Royal Flush’

BEST EXHIBIT IN PHOTOGRAPHY DURING YEAR 9

Tattykeel GRAND CHAMPION MERINO RAM

Young Judges

NATIONAL ANGORA GOAT & MOHAIR FLEECE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP

CHAMPION HACK

Laura Swift

Glendonald

Dale Plumb – ‘DP Amazing’

Amy Cockburn

BEST EXHIBIT IN PHOTOGRAPHY DURING YEAR 10

GRAND CHAMPION MERINO EWE

Glendonald

Oakbank Area School, Eline Holt

GRAND CHAMPION POLL MERINO RAM

MOST SUCCESSFUL COOKERY EXHIBITOR IN SECONDARY SCHOOL CLASSES

Emily Kinnear MOST SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL IN JUNIOR COOKERY

CHAMPION SHOW HUNTER PONY NE 14 HANDS

Urrbrae Agricultural High School MOST SUCCESSFUL JUNIOR BAKERY PRODUCT

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SUPREME CHAMPION FLEECE

LED HORSE YOUNG JUDGES CHAMPIONSHIP BEEF CATTLE JUNIOR PARADERS’ COMPETITION – JUNIOR

Tayla Steele

Wine

MOST OUTSTANDING WINE IN SHOW

Amelia Wilson

Heytesbury Chardonnay 2010, Vasse Felix MOST OUTSTANDING WINEMAKER IN SHOW

J & F Sullivan & Co

CHAMPION SHOW HUNTER GALLOWAY

BEST EXHIBIT IN PHOTOGRAPHY DURING YEAR 11

GRAND CHAMPION POLL MERINO EWE

BEEF CATTLE JUNIOR PARADERS’ COMPETITIONS – INTERMEDIATE

T Van Heythuysen, S Berry and G Mickan

Luke Moyle

Sherlock

Bella Day

Danyel Riemer – ‘Brandy Hollow Candyman’

Katie Luscombe

Sasimwa

Virginia Willcock, Chief Winemaker, Vasse Felix, Western Australia


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Honey business grows from humble beginnings F

rom having seven bee hives perched on her shed roof to exhibiting at major food and wine events, honey producer Silvia Hart has seen her business, Honey Lady, go from strength to strength. Her delicious pure, untreated honey and blended honeys with whole organics spices – think cinnamon, vanilla bean and liquorice – have become a favourite at both the Adelaide Showground and Willunga Farmers Markets, recently winning a new legion of fans at the Royal Adelaide Show and Good Food and Wine Show. “2011 was the first year I have exhibited at the Royal Adelaide Show so I was delighted to win the Best Exhibitor award in the Taste SA pavilion,” she said.

“The trade was excellent and I was very supported and looked after by the Show Society. “The Royal Show not only gave me the opportunity to promote my product to new demographics, but it has enabled me to get great customer feedback.”

“It’s been a lot of hard work but the South Australian public is fabulous at supporting you if you do the right thing.”

The Honey Lady’s involvement in the Royal Show also unearthed several new opportunities, with organisers of the Good Food & Wine Show inviting her to participate at both the Adelaide and Brisbane events, and several new trade and wholesale contacts established. “That was so much fun and, once again, the trade was great,” says Silvia. Though only 4.5-years old, The Honey Lady now sources honey from beekeepers across South Australia, and regularly conducts cooking demonstrations at markets advocating the use of seasonal, local produce.

Top honours for Longridge Olives at awards night C

oonalpyn’s Longridge Olives was awarded the Best of Show award for its oil at the Olives SA Royal Adelaide Show Awards Dinner on November 3. The stand-alone state awards, which received a whopping 137 entries, acknowledge the achievements of the top local producers of extra virgin olive oil and table olives. Judging criteria included aroma and flavour complexity for the oils and size, flesh and how easily the pit came away for the table olives.

Climate factors during the 2010-11 season made it a challenging time for growers. The season ended with summer rains, causing the trees to take up more water, making the fruit difficult to process. In spite of this, Longridge Olives produced a superb extra virgin oil, which the judges described as having “generous flavours of tomato with riper tropical flavours; light bitterness and medium pepperiness”. Longridge Olives proprietor Jim Rowntree said: “Due to the season, we had to pick these olives earlier than we wanted and I was a bit worried about the quality that we might get.” However, when he tested the flavour just before sending it off for packing, he said he realised he could have a winner on his hands. The olive oil, made from the Spanish variety, Picual, is also unique in that it was packaged into casks by Olive Oil Packaging Service, which kept the oil tasting fresher for longer.

In other results, the Best of Show Trophy for table olives was awarded to Coriole Vineyards for their green olives, and the top gold award for small olive oil producers went to Tatiara Olive Processing for their blend of Arbequina, Picual and Koroneki varieties. The Olive Oil Processor Award was won by the Bovalina Olive Oil Group. For the first time, the event also included a Young Judges competition, with 16 students from Riverton and District High School taking part. The students were judged on how closely their scores for the oils and olives matched that of the senior judges. Of the competition, Olives SA board member Kent Hallett said: “It was a brilliant success. The plan is to expand on it next year to include more South Australian schools and to work towards making it a national competition.”

Jim and Lisa Rowntree, of Coonalpyn’s Longridge Olives, won the Best of Show Trophy for their extra virgin olive oil at the Olives SA Royal Adelaide Show Awards Dinner.

Kent Hallett, Jim Rowntree (Coonalpyn Olives), Richard Whiting (President Olives SA)

Meanwhile, during the Show, visitors also got to sample the produce of local growers via gourmet cooking demonstrations at the Taste SA Pavilion. Adelaide chefs Rosa Matto and Carmen Vining teamed up with Kent to get patrons sampling the best SA extra virgin olive oils, with visitors each receiving a complimentary cookbook.

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Event news

Fringe family fun T

he Adelaide Showground will be a favourite with families during the Adelaide Fringe, with the venue set to host the inaugural Fringe Family Weekend on March 17 and 18, 2012. Designed specifically for families with children aged 4 to 12+, the funfilled weekend has been designed to capitalise on the Showground’s bestknown qualities – a family-friendly environment, central location, easy parking and quality amenities such as baby change rooms and family toilets. “It’s the ideal location for parents wanting to take their children to a Fringe show without the hassle of looking for a car park and having to walk long distances with toddlers and prams on a warm, summer’s day,” says AEEC Sales Manager, Sandra Klein.

The weekend will include four shows – Scaredy Kat (4+ years) – a fun, imaginative transformation of a child’s bedroom that lives and breathes when the lights go out. Using puppetry, percussion and playfulness we conquer little Kat’s fear of the dark. City Farm (8+ years) – it’s 2030 and the air is different, nature is suffering and technology is taking over, follow the struggles of Jed and Melaleuca, a farmer and his tree. Enough Said (12+ years) – visually vibrant and musically captivating, a high energy physical mime showing a child’s courage as he comes to terms with his own disability and his family’s inability to communicate and Noises for Kids (4-12 years) – an interactive, hilarious musical show. Lisa Waite from Colourwheel Productions – the company behind the award-winning Scaredy Kat – said the company was excited at the prospect of performing at the Showground.

“The venue is already well-known to families for holding fun and exciting events such as the Royal Adelaide Show,” she said.

“The location is accessible with no car parking issues; there will be age appropriate activity surrounding our event along with a great sense of community, yet the event is still close enough to the city and heart of the Fringe Festival.” Also on that weekend at the Adelaide Showground is the popular Pregnancy & Babies Expo, providing Fringe-goers with even more reason to attend. For performance times and more information visit www.aeec.com.au or www.adelaidefringe.com.au. Tickets will be available via the Adelaide Fringe website.

Adelaide Showground a hit with the pram-set F

rom Fringe events and familyfocused markets, to pregnancy expos and parenting exhibitions, the Adelaide Showground is fast becoming the preferred venue for family-friendly events in Adelaide. The pioneering Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo returns in 2012 March 16-18, promising to offer expert advice, parenting tips and the latest products related to pregnancy, babies and children. This event was introduced by Greg and Julie Rocke in Adelaide and is now presented in all Australian mainland states. It remains the only national exhibition organized from Adelaide. Two new events – Mum’s, Bubs and Beyond and The Mummy Tree Markets – have been announced for next year, joining the popular Pregnancy, Babies and Children’s Expo and the Fringe

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Family Weekend in March. Sales Manager Sandra Klein said the Showground has tremendous recognition amongst South Australians and is considered highly appealing for family events. “Parents with young children appreciate the convenient carparking, parenting facilities and the family-friendly environment,” says Sandra.

“The venue is well-known as a hub for families due to the Royal Adelaide Show; it’s a logical choice for event organisers.” One company that has recognised the Adelaide Showground’s appeal to families is Everything Exhibitions and Events. The organisers of the popular Bridal Ideas events, will launch their new exhibition – Mum’s Bubs and

Beyond – in Adelaide from November 2 to 4. Billed as a one-stop shop for both new and existing parents, the event will have information and exhibitors on all aspects of raising a child. Also new to the Showground are the Mummy Tree Markets – a high-quality lifestyle market featuring handmade goods, hard-to-find products, gourmet food, children’s arts and entertainment. First held in Brisbane, the Adelaide markets are being organised by successful local work-at-home mums Kelly Wagner and Amanda Lillywhite. “We’ve been following the success of The Mummy Tree Markets since it was launched in Queensland a year ago, and we love the way it operates,” say Kelly and Amanda. “Adelaide families are more than ready for a boutique lifestyle market that is truly designed for the whole family.”

The inaugural Mummy Tree Market will be held on December 4 from 10am to 3pm in the Stirling Angas Pavilion. Six markets are planned for 2012. For information on all events visit www.aeec.com.au


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Event news

Bumper year ahead H

aving staged 40 events and welcomed over one million people over the past year, the Adelaide Showground has cemented its reputation as the preferred venue for large-scale public events and exhibitions in Adelaide. Much of the venue’s success in 2011 can be attributed to the excellent facilities which continue to be developed for events and exhibitions at the Adelaide Showground. According to AEEC General Manager Grant Piggott, the Adelaide Showground compares favourably in contrast to government owned exhibition venues interstate. “When you consider that the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre hosted 17 public events in 2011 and the Melbourne Exhibition Centre around 30, you can begin to understand how well we are performing,” he said.

Mr Piggott said the AEEC team work hard to build the year-round calendar of events for the venue, regularly meeting with key decision-makers in Melbourne and Sydney to attract new events to South Australia.

“In 2011 we hosted three bridal fairs, two caravan and camping shows, three home shows, countless industry-specific events; the State’s two largest cultural events (Carnevale and Glendi), and we saw the return of the Adelaide Boat Show,” he said.

Looking ahead, the 2012 calendar is further boosted by the confirmation of new public events. Supanova, Oz-Comic-con (pop culture events), Mum’s Bubs & Beyond, and Mind Body & Spirit – all events on the national circuit. Mummy Tree Markets will be held every two months commencing later this year and continue through 2012 and in March the Showground will host a Fringe Family Weekend, featuring theatre shows aimed at the family market.

“We continue to receive praise from organisers for our ability to host successful events due to our quality amenities and world-class exhibition halls, and the venue’s high degree of recognition to the South Australian event going public,” Mr Piggott said.

“The Showground is on the national circuit for the most prestigious public events such as the Good Food & Wine Show, National Careers Expo, Craft & Quilt Expo and the country’s largest music festival Big Day Out. “We also won the Best Specialty Venue award from Meetings & Events Australia, topping off a great year.”

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Events calendar highlights December 2011 3-4 4

February 2012

Xmas Craft & Gift Fair Mummy Tree Markets

3 11-12 18 22-26

January 2012

28-29 Summer Bridal Ideas Expo

Big Day Out Carnevale Monster Trucks SA Caravan, Camping & Outdoor Adventure Show

March 2012 3 -4

 rofessional Tattooing Association P of Australia Exhibition 4 The Mummy Tree Markets 8-9 Cleanskin Sheep Australia 16-18 Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo 17-18 Fringe Family Weekend 31-Apr 1 Oz Comic-Con

May 2012

6 The Mummy Tree Markets 6 Adelaide Roller Derby Bout 3 11-12 National Careers & Employment Expo 18-20 National Tradie’s Expo 26 Adelaide Roller Derby Bout 4

April 2012

1 Adelaide Roller Derby Bout 1 14 Adelaide Roller Derby Bout 2 20-22 Home Living Expo

Adelaide Showground - generating 1MW of solar power and harvesting 10 million litres of water annually Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of South Australia Incorporated address PO Box 108, Goodwood, South Australia 5034 phone 08 8210 5211 Fax 08 8212 1944 email info@adelaideshowground.com.au web aeec.com.au | theshow.com.au | thewineshow.com.au | rahs.com.au

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