On behalf of Blacktown City, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the annual Blacktown Show.
This is one of the longest running events in our city and Blacktown City Council is proud to continue to support this important yearly showcase of the best in our urban and rural communities.
The Blacktown Show is a reminder of the resilience and strength shown throughout our City. We have faced difficulties over the past few years but our people continue to thrive as the driving force of a growing, vibrant modern city.
The Blacktown Show is famous for bringing together our city’s rural and urban lifestyles. I continue to look forward to what the Show brings us each year. The Show provides the opportunity for us all to come together as a community and celebrate Blacktown City.
I extend my warmest wishes and congratulations to all members of The Blacktown District Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society for creating and presenting the 2024 Blacktown City Show.
Councillor Tony Bleasdale OAM
Mayor of Blacktown City
Welcome to the 2024 Blacktown City Show
This year is a special year as we are celebrating the Show’s 100th Anniversary.
The Show is a place where commercial companies can display their wares. It is a place where community groups can seek support and tell of their needs and services.
But today is much more. It is a bringing together of the many multicultural groups who make up the Blacktown LGA.
The Show is a meeting place for entertainment, a place for education, a place for exhibits of achievements be they homemade jams, arts and crafts, cooking or horticulture.
The Show is a place where the young and old compete in a wide variety of events from Woodchopping to the Strongman competition or the Car Show on the Sunday.
Apart from the top line, non-stop entertainment over the two days of the Show, there are the traditional things you can expect to see such as the Animal Farm Nursery, Reptile Display, Sheep Shearing and Blacksmith demonstrations.
In closing I would like to thank all our committees’ past and present, volunteers and sponsors for all their continued support in helping to reach this milestone.
I would also like to thank Blacktown City Council who has been a major sponsor of the Show for many years for recognizing our 100th Anniversary as not only a special occasion for the Blacktown Show Society but a memorable occasion for Blacktown City.
President of Blacktown Show Society
Carol Heuchan - voice of the show
She is a lady of many hats. She has been a professional horsewoman for most of her life, training riders and show horses and competing successfully in thirty-four Royal Easter Shows. She is also a highly qualified National Judge and has judged internationally.
In 2003, her first book was published and led her to the world of Bush Poetry which she took by storm, amassing a swag of awards. Twice Australian Champion and nine times Laureate award winner, five books and six CD’s, she is also the winner of the richest prize in poetry history – a thirty-four-thousand-dollar tractor!
Carol has been on the winning team in the World Poetry Debate and has been part of numerous Australia-wide radio programs and featured in the ABC television series “Bush Slam”, shown many times on national prime time television. This year she has just completed her fifteenth International performance tour of the US and she entertained every day at this year’s Royal Easter Show.
Carol Heuchan is in great demand as an entertainer, compere, writer, guest speaker, judge of horses and poetry, and horse events commentator (anything to get out of housework, she says!)
You may have heard her voice at the Royal Easter Show where she was the very popular Main Arena Commentator for many years. Carol has had a long association with Agricultural Shows and combining this connection and passion with her talent at the microphone, ensures Blacktown Show will be worth listening to!