Help Esk Show celebrate 120 years

Esk Show Society president Michele Arnold invites the community to celebrate Esk Show's 120th anniversary. Picture: JACOB HAYDEN

In a testament to enduring community spirit and agricultural heritage, the Esk Show Society is celebrating its 120th anniversary celebration on Saturday 25 May 2024.

For over a century, the Esk Show Society has been at the heart of the Esk community, fostering a deep connection between residents and the rich agricultural embroidery of the region.

What began as a modest gathering of local farmers showcasing their produce in 1904 has blossomed into a grand annual event, bringing the community together to celebrate locals and showcase the highlights of the region.

Esk Show Society president Michele Arnold says the 120th Anniversary was a testament to the resilience and dedication of the community.

“We’ve seen the agricultural landscape transform over the years, and our show has mirrored those changes,” Ms Arnold said.

“However, what remains constant is the community’s passion for showcasing our achievements and coming together to support a great local event,” she said.

The Esk Show Society takes pride in bringing together generations to celebrate the region’s agricultural achievements.

Over the years, the show has adapted to changing times while staying true to its roots, making it a cherished annual event for locals and a drawcard for visitors.

To commemorate this occasion, the Esk Show Society will be taking a look back on where they’ve come from with a heritage display.

Old machinery, blacksmiths, bush poets and even a showcase of yesteryear’s fashion will be intertwined into this year’s show.

While it’s important to reflect on the past, the Esk Show will also be focusing on the future, including adding a Lego feature to their visual arts section, a spectacular fireworks program and the return of free rides for families.