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 yard dogs (all day), both blade and electric shearing in the Wool Pavilion from 10am to 3pm, draught horses, bullocks, country craft and hay baling and silage wrapping demonstrations.
Not to be missed this year….
Watch or enter the Bream Creek Rural Iron Woman competition (yes, you have to be a woman to enter). The course will require strength speed and good old fashioned country cunning! Entry is free, and the competition will be held from 2-4pm on the main arena.
This year we have a pie eating contest - but it’s not just 1 pie - 3 pies must be consumed!! Goodness, how big are the pies? Find out at 3.30pm on the Main Arena. If pies aren’t your thing, then why not join our traditional Blunnie Toss competition? It’s your chance to win a brand new pair of Blunnies (with thanks to Blundstone Australia) - with both a kids and adults competition.
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, as well as butchery lessons, distillation discussions, and oyster pearls (of wisdom) from chef Ellie Emmett and grower Tom Gray.
There is so much more to explore - click on the menu bar to see the full 2019 Program above.
For the kids...
As usual, there are a wide range of activities for the children. The animal nursery is always a great chance for kids to get hands on with animals, and there’s loads of information about the Sorell School Farm and the agricultural learning that is available to students.
The Sands Family Circus will be back with demonstrations and workshops on the main arena. This is 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.
Come down to the bottom of the arena to 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.
Pull on your boots and a broad brim hat, hop in the bus and head outback - OUTBUSH. Let’s hop like a kangaroo, waddle like a wombat, splash like a platypus, dig like a bandicoot, ride a horse, help put up a tent, try to catch a fish in a creek and join the bush band. It’s all MAKEBELIEVE! at 10:30, 11.45 and 1:30.
Sally Sunshine will be making all sorts of funny and weird creatures from balloons between 10am and 2pm in the Childrens’ Tent.
Throughout the day there are a variety of games and events the kids can participate in, starting from 10am with a series of children’s games on the main arena. In the afternoon at 3pm, 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!
Hobart performing group Men in Black and Kingston male-female choir join forces to showcase songs that will have you singing along, and smiling with delight. Their choice of songs includes music theatre, popular ballads, some classical and songs from other countries. For the Bream Creek Show, each group will perform separately, then together for a grand finale.
We’re excited to welcome back the Wheelie Bin Orchestra: a quartet of Australian percussionists who play on...Wheelie Bins!! “We use normal drumsticks and other found pieces such as tin cans and a beer shaker.”
Don’t miss out on some of your favourite blues when the James Alley Blues Band (with special guest Billy Whitton) performing on stage at 2:45.
Return of Old Favourites
And of course, many of our old favourites have returned. The Animal Nursery, snake handling demonstrations, Eddie Freeman’s chainsaw sculpture and The Giant Pumpkin Weigh In for starters. The Lawn Mower Race will be on again in the main arena at 2.45pm (entries are limited to the 3 teams representing the local communities of Bream Creek, Copping and Nugent). Watch the bullocks in action, see demonstrations of spinning and weaving, farm machinery and learn how to make billy tea and damper, proper bush style.
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 the page called 2019 Program - located in the menu bar.