Bingara Show Society
“The Present time seems inopportune, and, owing to the wave of depression, today’s difficulties overshadow yesterday’s triumphs and obscure the bright visions of tomorrow. What better advertisement for our district than the fact that Bingara can hold its first show, and what is more, show the world that Bingara and its people will meet their troubles in the same manner that their forebears overcame their difficulties.”
~ Written by H. Gordon Munro for the first Show program.
The Bingara Show was founded in April 1930 when a meeting was called to form a committee. The first general meeting was held in August 1930 where H. Gordon Munro was elected President, a position that he would hold for the next 25 years.
The first Bingara show was held in March 1931, and was a great success. Since then the show has had to survive through the great depression, World War ll, many droughts and financial situations that have seen the show go from a three day, to a two day and when things got tough a one day show. Presently it is back to three days, including the Campdraft on the Friday.
The past 88 years has seen a number of Presidents, each doing a wonderful job to keep it going and adding their own interests and ambitions to the show.
The show is in its 87th year and is still going strong, however there has been many changes. The Bingara showground in particular has undergone a remarkable transformation. At the turn of the century during Garry O’Neil’s presidency major upgrades were done as a result of grants. The new campdraft arena was built, power and water was installed on the hill, and a new toilet block was constructed on the eastern side of ground. Many hours and dollars were spent to have the grounds ready for the 2004 Australian Campdraft Championships which had over 2000 entries.
The improved infrastructure is what attracted the Campervan and Motorhome rally in October 2008. Additional power was required to supply the 3,ooo campers who stayed for over a week and as a thank you for the wonderful facilities additional buildings were constructed and upgraded by the caravanners. The showground is now renowned state wide and boasts some of the best facilities in rural Australia.
2021 Bingara Show
The 2021 Bingara Show is scheduled for May 22 & 23.
- 2021 Bingara Show Schedule >>
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Historical Gallery of Bingara’s inaugural Show in 1931.
President: Damian Crump: 0400 757 888
Secretary: Charles Mill: 0427 807 006