Roger Ram welcomes you to the 2017 Whittlesea Show and would like to tell you about what is on each day and look forward to seeing you there.

Be sure to collect your copy of the show map and timetable when you enter the show.

There is lots on so keep scrolling to the end.

 

Please be patient while we upload all the free fun things to do and see at the 2017 Whittlesea Show.

2017 Show Attractions

MAIN ARENA

 Saturday

8:00am        Show jumping

Horse Events

12:00pm      Whittlesea Township Motorcycle Club

12:30pm      Bilby Shoes Boot Throw    All ages

3pm             Grand Parade

3:30pm        Fun & Games

Egg Throw, Egg & Spoon Race, Sack Race

3:30pm        Bread Waiter’s race

4:00pm        Fun Dog Show                 All Ages       All types of Dogs

Show jumping

Horse Events

 

Sunday

8:00am        Show jumping

Horse events

12:00pm      Whittlesea Township Motorcycle Club

12:30pm      Findon Hunt Club

12:30pm      Bilby Shoes Boot Throw    All ages

3pm             Grand Parade

Show jumping

Horse Events

VILLAGE GREEN STAGE

Saturday

11am till 3pm

Country & Western Music

 

Sunday

11am till 3pm

Yea District Highland & Pipe Band

OAK STAGE

Saturday

11:15am                Captain Koala

11:30am till 3pm    Country & Western Music

 

Sunday

11:15am                Captain Koala

11:30am till 3pm    Country & Western Music

1pm –                    Young Person’s Competitions

Come and take part or just watch your friends.

Entries close at Admin Office 12pm Sunday

YMCA KIDS ACTIVITIES

Kids come and play mini basketball, ball games, gymnastics under the supervision of professional sporting coaches who will aid your natural talent.

ERONI’S CIRCUS

While we are one of Australias newest circuses, our aim is to bring back a bit of old world, vintage circus charm for modern day audiences.
We draw inspiration from the classical circuses of yesteryear.  Beautiful glamourous costuming, lively original music, immaculately presented animals, traditional circus clowns, the smell of sawdust and popcorn in the air and the anticipation of what exciting act will come out next, through the red velvet curtain……
This is a free attractions at the 2017 Whittlesea Show.
Circus Times
10:30am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:30pm

WOOD CARVER

Brandon Kroon has been passionate about creating, fixing and working with this hands since he could remember.

Entering in to the carving and sculpting scene in 2013 he has done a wide selection of artworks throughout Australia at many shows and demonstrations.

In 2017 he competed in the US Open Chainsaw Championships and took home 4th place.

See Brandon carve out a masterpiece at the Show – located at the end of the Woodchop arena.

 

www.bkcarving.com

CARICATURIST – GREG VERCOE

Greg is a full time cartoonist, caricaturist and illustrator with his first cartoon being published in a local newspaper over 30 years ago.  Since then he has been drawing daily comic strips for the Melbourne papers.

 

Located in the Homecrafts marquee, Greg will be doing FREE caricatures from 11am till 3pm each day.

TOBY T-REX

Make sure you are always looking behind you.  If you feel heavy breathing on your neck, you could be Toby’s next meal!

REPTILE AWARENESS

This display was originally formed to combat a general misunderstanding of snakes and other reptiles in the community.  They promote public awareness of reptiles – especially snakes and related first aid treatments.

DISTINCTIVE MELBOURNE CARRIAGES

 

Distinctive Melbourne Carriages is a long established family business offering you expert and personalised service.

They have been giving FREE Stage Coach rides at the Whittlesea Show for many years.

Starting near the Cattle Pavilion be sure to take a trip back in time and take a ride like a pioneer.

ICE CARVER – Glenn Smith Biography

 As a chef working in London in the early 1980’s I was introduced to Ice Sculpting, which as a fast paced sculpting medium really appealed to me. On my returned to Australia I discovered that this art form had not really taken off, so I went to Japan and was fortunate enough to study under the guidance of Master Ice Sculptor Hideo Hasegawa.

On returning to Australia I decided to start sculpting as a business, “Down Under Ice Designs” was born. Website address : www.icedesignsmelbourne.com.au

Ice Sculpting since then has taken me all over the world as an exhibitor, competitor, and judge of Ice Festivals in China, Japan, New Zealand, Nth. America and Europe. With my largest project  being the Australian “Centenary of Federation” Display in Ottawa , Canada. I led a team of 12 sculptors carving 250 tonnes of ice, over a 4 week period, creating “Gateway to Australia”.

My business has been involved in events such as opening of the new Parliament House, Canberra. Americas Cup Ball, Perth. Lindsay Fox’s Birthday celebrations, Sydney and Melbourne.   Live performances for Product Launches, and festivals.  VIP events for F1 Racing, Australian Open Tennis, Golf, AFL Brownlow night, AFL club events, Melbourne Cup celebrations, Corporate Events and weddings.

I find creating a sculpture for a wedding or other celebration, is very rewarding, and I love to see the guests reaction when they realise that it is made of ice and how the sculpture changes throughout the event, but always remains as an art piece.

I love doing live sculptures both to challenge myself and show the public,  how from a solid block of pure ice you can create a beautiful  “crystal creation”. 

 

Be sure to see some of Glenn’s work at the 2017 Whittlesea Show – situated at the end of the Woodchop.

FINDON HUNT CLUB

The Findon Hunt Club will be putting on a demonstration of how they undertake a hunt – just as they did fifty years ago.

 They will demonstrate on the main arena at roughly 12:30 pm on the Sunday of the Show.

YEA AND HIGH COUNTRY PIPES AND DRUMS

HISTORY

Yea once had a very popular pipes and drums but the numbers dwindles until only Don McLeish and Butsy McIntosh were still active, mainly playing for the Yea RSL march to the cenotaph on Anzac Day.

Piper Michelle Mussett moved to the district and joined don in supporting the rsl as well as playing solo and in a local musical group.

Michelle and don decided to attract more pipers and drummers to assist.

To do this they approached ex members of bands from north eastern Victoria and Melbourne’s northern fringes.  This strategy was successful and a keen nucleus of pipers and drummers was soon established.

 

TITLE

The members settled on the title to reflect both the original connection to yea, the area within which the pipes and drums would operate and the catchment area from which the members were drawn.

 

MEMBERS

The band is centred on yea but the members come from as far as Melbourne in the south and Merrijig in the north.  Many have played together previously.

Most have been members of competitive bands but employment, family and distance became barriers to maintaining the level of practice and commitment required for participation in high level competitions.

The appeal of the music doesn’t disappear however, and the opportunity to get together and play without the pressure of competition was too good to resist.

 

ACTIVITIES

The pipes and drums main focus is to provide support to the yea RSL on Anzac Day.  Other activities have included the Mansfield street march in November, the Yea Heritage Day, Yea Autumnfest, Whittlesea Show, the picnic races at Yea and Alexandra and the Merrijig Community Day.

 

UNIFORM

Members selected a uniform with a local theme based on the clothing of a high country cattleman; moleskins, work shirt, vest and riding boots. A black slouch hat reflects the RSL link. The logo displayed on the pipe covers and hats reflects the hills common throughout the district.

Traditional Scottish garb is expensive and requires extensive fund raising to acquire.

The members provide their own uniform which can be used as casual clothing if they ever leave the district or retire from playing.

 CONTACT      Enquiries or expressions of interest to:  MICHELLE       0432 696 070

Animal Nursery

Of course there will be plenty of animals on show – alpacas, sheep, cattle and horses, and don’t forget to visit the Animal Nursery where the kids can get up close and personal with the baby animals. See milking displayed, pet the goats, rabbits and calves. This really is the place where the “City meets the Country”.

Vintage Shed

This year our members have been rebuilding the Murphy Engines and should have 2 of the 3 operational for our show. Led by Ian Burke the mobile Gardener Engine is well under way for restoration. Works on the “Black Saturday “burnt Labor Engine are nearing completion.

A visit to the Vintage Pavilion to sample the history of agriculture in the Whittlesea region is a must. See and hear running engines, feel the warmth of the Blacksmith shop. Both young and old will be fascinated by the Lego display. Work some of the interactive displays, watch demonstrations of sheep shearing, hay making and wool spinning. With tractors, cars and trucks on display it will be a delight for all to see.

Woodchop Competitions

Commencing at 10:30am and action every 15 minutes, make sure you get to the Woodchop arena and “see the chips fly” as some of Australia’s top axemen go head to head in traditional Woodchop and Hot Saw races.