President: Neville Fenton
Vice President: James DeGroot
Treasurer : Sheila Rumley
Acting Secretary: Lauren Burn
To express interest in joining the volunteer team behind the Bushy Park Show please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bushy Park Show Society is currently seeking sponsors for the 146th Show which will take place on Saturday 18 February, 2023.
We hope you will help this popular, not-for-profit community event continue into the future.
The Bushy Park Show is the Derwent Valley’s agricultural show. It is coordinated wholly by volunteers, who also maintain the Bushy Park Showgrounds year-round in accordance with community agreements with the Hop farm that date back over a century.
Donations, sponsors and grants allow this event and its traditions to continue. Please feel free to reach out via email if you or your organisation would like further information about sponsorship opportunities.
Unfortunately the Bushy Park Showgrounds are in an area with very poor mobile phone reception. Improving access to internet services onsite is something the Committee is working on, but for now we are a cash-only event. The closest ATMs can be found in New Norfolk, and cash may be withdrawn when making purchases at petrol stations leading into Bushy Park.
= Dogs are welcome but must remain on a lead at all times, be under effective control and not display aggressive tendencies.
– It is the owners responsibility to clean up after their dog
– We have a variety of livestock on site, please be extra vigilant in these areas to help ensure safety of animals and handlers.
– Owners are to ensure that other visitors boundaries are respected, for example not letting your dog jump at strangers
– The committee reserves the right to ask owners to leave the grounds with their dog if it is deemed to be causing a nuisance
Our event site is a rural environment with gravel paths, grassed sections, uneven ground etc. However, we aim to provide an accessible event and have disability parking areas and accessible toilets at multiple points within the event venue. Our site is across two flat levels, connected by a gravel path. Volunteers are available throughout the day to advise patrons on access matters if required.
There is parking on the Showgrounds themselves, with gates opening at 9am. Signs and volunteers will direct you to overflow parking areas nearby once the interior parking areas are full.
There is very limited roadside parking, we request Show patrons respect the local residents by not obstructing driveways, gates or parking on verges. Take care walking from your vehicle to the Show as there are no footpaths.
The Bushy Park Show is a family-friendly, traditional country event. We have limited rides but plenty for younger people to do for free. They can enter a competition in advance or simply enjoy the day with an early learner’s corner, kids activities, family entertainment on the ‘Village Green’, interactive displays and demonstrations, animal nursery and much more
Most competitions require entry prior to the day. Entry forms, terms and conditions are available on the Competition Schedules and Entry Forms tab of this website.
Please refer to the relevant information on those events in the the link above and speak to a committee member on the day about how to get involved next year.
Yes, the Bushy Park Show is a licensed event. There is a bar for purchases on the day and some stallholders may be selling alcoholic beverages. Proof of age (18+) and Responsible Service of Alcohol rules apply.