History

Red Hill Show.....There's Nothing Like It!

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Who are we? History

 

In 2008, this Show celebrated the fact that Agricultural and Horticultural Shows have been held on the Mornington Peninsula for 150 years.This is a fantastic achievement for our community and a specially produced history "A Show of our Own" will be available again with the historical display in the Pioneers Produce Pavilion.

When the Show began in 1922, local people exhibited apples, flowers and vegetables along with the best butter, cooking and preserves from home and farm kitchens.Show Day was declared a local holiday by the Shire of Flinders and a special train ran from Melbourne to bring spectators down to Red Hill, the journey taking over three hours.

Over the years, horses, sheep, cattle and alpacas were included in the Show – each new introduction indicating the changing face of farming on the Mornington Peninsula. More recently we have added wine, avocados, olives, berries and cheese to the list of produce coming from this most acclaimed agricultural and horticultural area, and some of the very best local produce will be available at the Show for tasting and buying.

The International Cool Climate Wine Show was established in 2000 on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, by the Red Hill Agricultural and Horticultural Society.  This region is one of Australia’s foremost cool climate regions, and the show committee wanted to advance the benchmarking of cool climate wines by inviting entries from other leading regions internationally.