With having to wait out 2020 due to Covid and years missed during the World Wars, Quairading Agricultural Society Committee were excited to be holding their 100th Show. With the events condensed into a smaller footprint to enable the many Ex-Quairading residents to re-unite and see all that was to on offer in a closer area. A main feature of the Show were the many vintage cars of yesteryear proudly refurbished and polished up for display. Another magnificent display was the decorated cakes through the decades representing the different cake decorating styles over the 100 years of Shows.
All the usual competitions were held with garden and farm produce, craft and needlework with displays of winning entries from shows down the years, competitions of one person’s work, cookery with Decorated Cakes and a special Classic Chocolate Cake Competition, school children’s displays as well as junior classes. Outside in the shed were sheep shearing, poultry, sheep, wool and a extensive display of the various sheep and cattle stud’s which had won the Governor’s Cup at the Perth Royal Show. On view also were all 10 of the replica Governor’s Cups from the local Williams and Squiers’ family.
Much farm machinery was on display as well as Farm animals as part of a petting facility. With larger than usual crowds, people took the opportunity over afternoon tea or a “coldy” to reacquaint themselves with previous residents and reminisce their activities at the Quairading Shows over the past years.
The Society’s volunteer committee members provided a compilation of a very informative and interesting booklet as an historical account following the development of the Quairading Agricultural Society Inc.
Congratulations to President Peter Smith and his hard-working committee on a wonderful celebration of 100 Shows in Quairading.
Quairading Show has put together a collection of information called From then (1913) To now (2021) An historical account of the Quairading Ag Society Inc