Where else would you see full tilt jousting action?
Looking for some family fun this weekend, then look no further than the 129th Castle Hill Agricultural Show from the 13-15th March 2015.
Fun things for kids
Can you believe that the Castle Hill Show traces back to the 1880s when sports and ploughing contests were held at the site of the former Castle Hill Public School. With historical roots since 1891, the show was held on a site off Showground Rd, where it continues to be enjoyed by locals and people from further afield.
The Castle Hill Show is an exciting and fun country show experience as well as entertaining for kids young and old. I love the fact that even though it has a modern format to the traditional show, it still manages to retain its heritage. Just to excite the kids even more, the Castle Hill Show is the forerunner to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Entertainment includes full tilt jousting with knights dressed in armour for the 'Mike the Knight' fans, showjumping, pony club barrel races, vintage cars and utes, a puppet theatre, performances by country music singer Lynda Barnes and the Davin Griffiths-Jones School of Performing Arts, and not to forget the fireworks display at the main arena.
There will also be Careflight Helicopter Rescue simulations, crocodile encounters which had my kids glued, Professor Wallace's Puppets Big Top Entertainment, the Hawkesbury Kelpie Show, EMT Monster Trucks, The Hills Leos Jam Off, heaps of local bands and soloists, The Circus Playground, and the list goes on.
If your kids are into animals, don't you worry there are sections for alpaca, apiculture (beekeeping), cattle, donkeys, goats, horticulture, pigeons, poultry, rabbits, sheep, and woodchopping. There is also art, craft, paper, fibre and photography sections, a homebrew section and a school exhibit.
It is truly an amazing day out with the family without the queues or the vast walking distance between venues compared to the Sydney Royal Easter Show, perfect for my under 5 kidlets.
There is limited parking available on the Showground which will also cost $10. However there is free parking available on the corner of Gillbert and Showground Road. Entrance via Fred Caterson Reserve. Bus is the public transport option with numerous services (610, T60, T62, T70, 745) running from Castle Hill Towers to Castle Hill Showground