The Bream Creek Show has many Attractions that help make our show a real country, family day out. Come along and see some of the traditional agricultural skills that are still in use today.
You can see demonstrations of sheep dog trials, shearing, draught horses, bullocks, country craft and hay baling and silage wrapping demonstrations.
New in 2018....
Watch or enter the Bream Creek Rural Iron Woman competition. The course will require strength speed and good old fashioned country cunning!
There is the traditional Blunnie Toss (win a brand new pair of Blunnies). And this year there will be a series of tossing events - from egg tossing to grape spitting. Join in, get lucky and you could win the inaugural Biggest Tosser award!
This year's Paddock to Plate in the Wool Pavilion will include presentations by local cheese-maker Iain Field from Tongola Cheese and wine and pork producer Andrew Sinclair from Cape Bernier Vineyard.
For the kids...
As usual, there are a wide range of activities for the children. The animal nursery will be back in force. And new this year, come to the bottom of the arena and have a go on a weird assortment of home made and modified bikes. They range from really-easy-but-totally-cool to downright-impossible-but-heaps-of-fun-trying.
The Sands Family Circus will be back with demonstrations and workshops on the main arena. Family entertainment in its truest sense. This family with eight - yes eight! - kids will amaze young and old alike with their brilliant balancing, bouncing and banter.
Join SCARECROW, Farmer Jim & Shearer Davo as they take you on a Musical Journey around the MAKEBELIEVE FARM. A fun, interactive, musical show, suitable for children aged 1 – 8 years. This year, Sally Sunshine will join Make Believe in the children’s tent. Join her between 10am and 2pm as she makes all sorts of funny and weird creatures.
Throughout the day there are a variety of games and events the kids can participate in. Starting at 10 am with a series of children’s games on the main arena. In the afternoon the kids can take part in the kids versus bullock tug o war followed by the kids' lolly scramble.
This year’s music program
This year’s music program includes the Ukes of Hazard. The 9th best country and western ukulele band in Southern Tasmania! Playing the songs no one else will and like no one else does!
The Hobart Old Time String Band a community band us returning to play a wide range of catchy music that will get your toe tapping.
The Scary Family Band is also returning, spanning ages 7 to 56, they will be playing hillbilly, old-time, jug, early jazz, Istrian folk, and blues music with occasional sci-fi overtones.
The GoodFellas, Brad & Brett, will be playing on the truck at the boozer from 4pm.
Return of Old Favourites
And of course, many of our old favourites have returned. The Animal Nursery, snake handling demonstrations, Peter Bignall’s sand sculpture and The Giant Pumpkin Weigh In for starters. The Lawn Mower Race will be on again in the main arena and the Light Horse Brigade returns in 2018 with an historical re-enactment on the arena. Watch the bullocks in action, see demonstrations of farm machinery and farm dogs at work.
The Hash House Harriers are putting on another run this year at the Show. Start time is 11am and cost is $5 (it's a bus run) - see here for all the info.
Food and Wine
And when you have seen all that, get something to eat and drink from the fine wine and dining aisle - fabulous ready-to-eat meals including oysters and produce from the Bream Creek Farmers' Market. Wine from Cape Bernier, Bangor and Bream Creek Vineyard, or if that doesn't get your taste buds working, a Gillespie's Ginger Beer with Extra Zing certainly will!
For more information, check out the schedule of events on our welcome page (coming soon).