Hawkesbury Show 2022 a great success

Unquestionably the biggest regional agricultural show in NSW, the annual 2022 Hawkesbury Show ran at Clarendon from Friday 6th – Sunday 8th May. 

The Hawkesbury Show Society were blessed with beautiful, sunny autumn weather, which in turn brought out massive crowds to ensure yet another hugely successful year.

With a combination of Fireworks, rides, sideshows, stalls and a spectacular celebration of Australian cultural and rural traditions, the Show offered three days of constant entertainment, activities and competitions to satisfy the whole family.

The first Hawkesbury Agricultural Show was conducted at Clarendon in 1845.

The subsequent shows conducted between 1845 and 1848 were the result of an association between Penrith and the Hawkesbury Agricultural Association (HDAA). Various shows and exhibitions were then held under different combinations of associations until 1879, when the present Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association was formed. The HDAA has continuously held an annual show at Clarendon ever since. The only exceptions were the show of 1919 (which was not held because of the flu epidemic), from 1941 to 1946 (when the show ground was used to house troops) and 2020 (Covid).

The Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association shared the Hawkesbury Racecourse grounds from 1880 until 1986. These arrangements ceased when the show moved onto the present grounds, still at Clarendon, in 1987.