South Otago A&P Society

Community Organisation

South Otago A&P Society
The Showgrounds
Glasgow Street
Balclutha
100 days ago

South Otago A&P Society LOCKDOWN COMPETITIONS

Katy Button from South Otago A&P Society

With Our April GIANT PUMPKIN FAMILY DAY CANCELLED we have developed the following LOCKDOWN COMPETITION's open to the whole family;

1. Colouring-in Class
The Picture is available to download from showday.online... & is posted below.

2. OPEN Art Class; Title: 'Day at the SO A&P … View more
With Our April GIANT PUMPKIN FAMILY DAY CANCELLED we have developed the following LOCKDOWN COMPETITION's open to the whole family;

1. Colouring-in Class
The Picture is available to download from showday.online... & is posted below.

2. OPEN Art Class; Title: 'Day at the SO A&P Show'
Any art medium to be used, use your imagination during lockdown & recreate memories of Show day..

Section:
Adults; (Amateur entries only, so no professional Artists who have received payment for art work)
Children’s; Split by age: High School, Primary & Pre-School
Please submit Child age & School attends with their entries

All Entries to be via Photos or Scanned work to society email address: soap@unifone.net.nz by Noon on Friday 24th April

Judges will be Aleesha Carley (Show Queen 2019), Alice Muir (Milton Artist/Decorator) & Wayne McEwan (Magic Guy)

Get tagging &sharing to your creative family & friends..

If you are growing Pumpkins check out our Giant Pumpkin VIRTUAL Competition. There is an Facebook page to join & share your pics too.. 🎃 www.facebook.com...

All Competitions full details in document below.

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SOA&P Lockdown competitions.pdf Download View

243 days ago

South Otago A&P 153rd Show; 30th November

Katy Button from South Otago A&P Society

With Show day just 25 days before Christmas there will be a Festive Theme for 2019 throughout the Show & Santa will make an appearance.. He will be set up under the Grandstand & be available for Selfies

Family Entertainment includes Mr Yipadee , local musician His Songs-Music by Ronel … View more
With Show day just 25 days before Christmas there will be a Festive Theme for 2019 throughout the Show & Santa will make an appearance.. He will be set up under the Grandstand & be available for Selfies

Family Entertainment includes Mr Yipadee , local musician His Songs-Music by Ronel Hunter, Pippity-Pop - Balloonologist, Kaitangata Primary School & Rosebank Primary School Kapa Haka Group's & Clutha DANCE performing, Findlaters Yamaha will have a Kids Bike Track for mini racing on Showgrounds, Animal Petting Area & Otago Museum with their science show based around Energy & Sustainability presented by 2016 Show Queen Ireland Jacobs . Clinton Young Farmers Club organising an Agrikids event for local Schools.

The Show will feature all the traditional Livestock (Cattle, Sheep, Alpaca, Dairy Goats & Pets), Equestrian & Home Industry Classes and Show Queens.

A Bar Licence is approved for Show Day Society Refreshment Tent.. Also for first time we introduce the 'Black Gold Classic' Coal Shoveling Competition; How much coal can you shovel in 30 seconds?

Show schedules available at Farm stores around Balclutha; Farmlands, Farmsource, PggWrightsons & Clutha Vets.

Livestock & Equestrian Entries Close on 17th November
Photography Class Entries must be delivered to Sandra Edwards, PGG Wrightson Real Estate Ltd Balclutha by 22nd November
Home Industry Class Entries due at Cross Recreation Centre on Friday, 29th November between 2-6.30pm
Pet Section can be entered on Show Day, Judging starts with Dog Classes at 10am
Look forward to welcoming you to 2019 Show on 30th November

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455 days ago

SOA&P GIANT PUMPKIN COMPETITION & FAMILY DAY

Katy Button from South Otago A&P Society

South Otago A&P Society are having their 3rd Giant Pumpkin Competition..
Pumpkins most be presented on Sunday, 28th April for the official weigh in at the Cattle Shed, A&P Showgrounds, Balclutha.
Prizes for the Heaviest & Best in Show,
Also there will be the Pumpkin Pie Bake Off & … View more
South Otago A&P Society are having their 3rd Giant Pumpkin Competition..
Pumpkins most be presented on Sunday, 28th April for the official weigh in at the Cattle Shed, A&P Showgrounds, Balclutha.
Prizes for the Heaviest & Best in Show,
Also there will be the Pumpkin Pie Bake Off & Ugliest Vegetables Classes..Due to unforeseen circumstances the Hay/Baleage Competition & Auction will now be held on Friday 26 April, please email if you would like more details

AUTUMN FLING HORSE SHOW 9am start & SO Pony Club Dressage Day; from 1pm.. Great event for more Rider & Horse/Pony Show experience before you mothball your show gear for winter. Schedule from our Secretary; Heather Dudfield soap@unifone.net.nz

There will also be Family Entertainment provided Wayne Mcewan Magic Guy & His Songs-Music by Ronel Hunter, Food, Coffee & Trade/Craft Stalls at the Pumpkin event..

FREE ADMISSION

Contact Kate Wilson 0211449740

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509 days ago

GIANT PUMPKIN Competition, Hay/Baleage Fundraiser & Autumn Fling Horse Show

Katy Button from South Otago A&P Society

To celebrate the harvest of so much grass this season the Society will hold a HAY & BALEAGE COMPETITION FUNDRAISER in conjunction with the SO A&P Giant Pumpkin Competition on 28th April. Entries to soap@unifone.net.nz by 12th April.. Also watch out for the Autumn Fling Horse Show to be held… View moreTo celebrate the harvest of so much grass this season the Society will hold a HAY & BALEAGE COMPETITION FUNDRAISER in conjunction with the SO A&P Giant Pumpkin Competition on 28th April. Entries to soap@unifone.net.nz by 12th April.. Also watch out for the Autumn Fling Horse Show to be held on the same day at the Balclutha Showgrounds

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515 days ago

South Otago A&P Society - AMI Community Grants

Katy Button from South Otago A&P Society

The South Otago A&P Society (est 1886) has changed greatly over the years from being a ploughing competition in the early days to a source of Family Entertainment and competition of Show Queens, Livestock (Alpaca, Dairy Goat, Sheep, Dairy & Beef Cattle), Equestrian & Home industry … View moreThe South Otago A&P Society (est 1886) has changed greatly over the years from being a ploughing competition in the early days to a source of Family Entertainment and competition of Show Queens, Livestock (Alpaca, Dairy Goat, Sheep, Dairy & Beef Cattle), Equestrian & Home industry Classes. It is a South Otago community tradition where families, neighbours and friends meet each year at the Annual A&P Show held the last Saturday of November at the Balclutha Showgrounds.
The Society employs a part time secretary (30hrs/mth) and has a 20-person strong volunteer committee. Our main focus every year is the Annual A&P Show, but we also have On Farm Dairy Heifer judging competition, our 3rd Giant Pumpkin Competition planned for 28th April 2019 (free community event) & get involved with other community activities (Clutha Christmas Parade & Clutha Culture Feast).
Our 152nd Annual A&P Show on 24th November 2018 had to be scaled back when our Showgrounds were closed because of flooding. On Thursday, 22nd November the decision was made to cancel all livestock/equestrian classes & outdoor Trade Sites. The Flood waters were receding, but we had to protect the showgrounds from further damage for all the community sports & activities that also take place on the grounds. We already had planned to use the Cross Recreation Centre for the Show and now offered outdoor trades the opportunity to move inside alongside the already planned indoor sites. A stage was erected for the celebrations of 50 years of the Show Queen Contest (Parade of past contestants; including our first winner from 1968). We also hosted the Otago Regional final of the FMG Young Farmers Contest. Entertainment highlights of the day included the Wonky Donkey man; Craig Smith, Gold Guitar Junior winner; Gracie Young & family, Kapa Haka performance from Rosebank Primary School, Clutha Marching Guards, Balclutha Brass Band & the Balclutha Pipe Band. The atmosphere was fantastic & the community appreciated coming together after a stressful week of rain/flooding affecting many businesses, farms & roads closed throughout the district.

The cancellation of classes, refunding of fees and no official gate entry fee on Show day has resulted in a considerable income drop for the society. Planning is underway for the 153rd Annual South Otago A&P Show on 30th November 2019, but for the society to meet obligations of wages, insurance & accountants over the next 8 months we are seeking financial support. Winning an AMI Community Organisation Grant would secure the future of the Society for the South Otago Community and the continuation of the South Otago A&P Show..

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