Picton District Agricultural, Horticultural & Industrial Society Inc.

About Us​

Our History

The current A. H. & I. Society stems from multiple other short-lived Agricultural Societies of the same manner, beginning as early as 1880. These included the ‘Picton Agricultural Society’, the ‘Picton and District Poultry, Pigeon, Cagebird, Horticultural, Garden and Industrial Society’, as well as neighbouring Show Societies such as Tahmoor and Camden. Our first reformed Agricultural event was held in 1935 under a new committee formed in 1934, but it was not until after the 1935 Show that the Picton A. H & I. Society was accepted as a member into the South Coast and Southern Tablelands Agricultural, Horticultural, And Industrial Associated Union. Our First affiliated Show was therefore held in 1936.

Since the reform, the Picton A. H. & I. Society has held the annual Picton Agricultural Show on our Showground and the adjacent Victoria Park (owned by Wollondilly Council) without fail for the last 79 years. The Show has certainly changed a lot over time, including the days of week on which the Show was held, and even the time of year. Some stand out events held at the Show over the years include hunting events, milking contests, the old-fashioned Show Ball, Dog Shows, Trotting, Draft Horses, Cycling, Archery displays, Catch the Greasy Pig, Catch the Rooster, Bull Chariot Racing, and even Ferret Racing.

Today, Picton A. H. & I. Society holds multiple annual events, including Picton Show, Picton Rodeo, and our newest additions – Picton Swap Meet and the Music on the Meadow Festival. We are a small committee of local people who have the interests of our local residents, our ancestors and avid Agricultural Show attendees in mind.

The Spirit of a Show Town Called Picton

Interested to know more about about the history of Picton District A. H & I. Society Inc?

Thanks to Author Jan Ross and Researcher Jan Wilton, the events that have shaped who we are today is now in book form! The book can be purchased at the Annual Show in October, or from the kithen we run at Picton Creative Traders Markets on the first Sunday of the month. Alternatively please contact us for more information or to arrange a copy to be mailed out.

Society Membership

We welcome all new members into the A. H. & I. Society. Annual Membership of the Society entitles you to attend our Annual General Meeting held in July each year, the opportunity to join our committee and contribute to our monthly meetings, as well as a members pass to both days of our annual Show. 

Membership Prices

Adult $15.00
Aged Pensioner $7.50
Juniors (under 16) $7.50
Prices Include GST​

Application Form

For a membership form please contact either the President or the Secretary using the Contact Us section of the website

ASC & Group 5 Information

Picton District AH & I Society is affiliated with the ASC (Agricultural Societies Council of NSW) - Group 5 - South Coast & Tablelands.

ASC Group 5 also includes the following Societies: Albion Park, Berry, Bowral, Bulli, Camden, Campbelltown, Dapto, Kangaroo Valley, Kiama, Milton, Moss Vale, Nowra & Robertson.

For further information regarding ASC or other Show societies visit

www.agshowsnsw.org.au

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