Walcha Show Society ( formerly the Walcha P.A. & H. Association ) held its first show in
its own right in 1878. For some years prior to that Walcha and Uralla ran an annual show alternating between the
The original showground was very much smaller being within the block bounded by Derby,
Jamieson, Packington and North streets. Over the years North Street was moved further south to enclose land donated by the
Nivison’s which is where the rodeo ring is now situated. Later additions included closing the adjoining section of
Packington Street and adding land to the east and land to the south east donated by Jim Fletcher.
A major rebuilding programe took place in the 1960’s when the Youth Hall was built and used
for the main pavilion, the old pavilion converted to a dining room/kitchen, the old luncheon pavilion converted to a poultry
pavilion and a new horticulture pavilion built.
All this plus the ongoing additions and improvements, has created the lovely, compact
showground we now have. Walcha Showground is one of the most used grounds in the area.
Along with the Walcha Races, the annual Walcha Show is the highlight of the communities social
calendar and is considered by many to be the best country show around.