EVENT: Sheepvention 2014

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Ram sale sheepvention Ram sale in action at Sheepvention. Image: Sheepvention Facebook page. Ram sale sheepvention
Sheep dog show sheepvention There will be demos galore at the event including a Sheep Dog show. Image: Sheepvention Facebook page Sheep dog show sheepvention
wool fashion show sheepvention Fashion lovers can feast their eyes on unique wool creations at the Sheepvention fashion parade. Image: Sheepvention Facebook page wool fashion show sheepvention
wool knitting sheepvention Both young and old will find something at the show to keep themselves occupied. Image: Sheepvention Facebook page wool knitting sheepvention
food vendors sheepvention Gourmet food lovers will be thrilled with the selection available at Sheepvention. Image: Sheepvention Facebook page food vendors sheepvention
gourmet food sheepvention All kinds of local produce will be on display and for sale at this year's event. Image: Sheepvention Facebook page gourmet food sheepvention
seed stall sheepvention Image: Sheepvention Facebook page seed stall sheepvention

Held every year at the Hamilton Showgrounds, this year's Sheepvention will run from August 4 and 5, 2014.

Sheepvention is the Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society's biggest farming event with over 25, 000 visitors attending last year's show in regional Victoria.

As the name usggests, the event has a huge focus on livestock and sheep, with activities such as wool shearing, sheep shows, ram sales and wool fashion parade.

The Sheep Show in particular will showcase up to 1000 sheeps including Heritage and Merino breeds.

Fashion lovers can look forward to the Australian Young Designer Wool Awards fashion show in which wool plays a key role in their designs.

The Pen of 5 ram sale is one of the most successful events of Sheepvention which  enables vendors to display and promote their rams. The committee believes this year's sale will be as successful or even better than past eyars' due to the strength of the sheep market at present.

Those looking to buy local produce and creations can find them at Sheepvention as well with the huge amount of businesses already signed up to sell their goods at the event.

Visitors can expect to see and buy woollen products such as baby apparel, manchester, home wares, and clothing while foodies will be delighted with the amount of gourmet produce such as spices, oils, cakes, cheeses and wines that will be on offer.

WHEN

Monday August 4  to Tuesday August 5

Opening hours: 8am to 5pm

WHERE

Hamilton Showgrounds, VIC

WHO

Livestock farmers and their families.

TICKETS

Adult $18

Concession (Centrelink, DVA Pension Cards, Health Care Card) $15

Children 15 and under - Free

Accommodation

To help plan your trip, click here to find accommodation in Hamilton.

MORE INFORMATION

Look up detailed program list and contact details on the Sheepvention website.

 

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