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Outdoor Events & Activities

Horse Events

Absorb the mountain backdrop to the horse events as they parade around the rings or compete in the jumps.  Everyone looks immaculate in their riding attire – young and old as they compete for ribbons and sashes. 

Dog High Jump

Entry fee: $5

Entry forms: Available on the day

Event begins: 3:00 pm Saturday 18th November 2023

Win at Omeo & go to State Final.

Three classes:

  • Small under 50cm,

  • Medium 50cm & less than 60cm,

  • Large Over 60cm

  • 1st Prize per class $20 + Ribbon + dog treat

  • 2nd Prize per class $15 + Ribbon + dog treat

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 Project - Yard Dog Trials

Enjoy the communication between the farmer and their dog as they skilfully move the sheep through the various pens.


Entry fee: $5-$15

Entry forms from

Event begins: 8.30am Saturday sharp

Perpetual trophy and individual trophies will be awarded.  Competitors must be members of the VYUFDA except in the Encouragement/Local Event.

Whip Cracking

Have a crack or just watch the skills displayed by kids through to adults.  Get those whips out and start cracking.

Entry Fee $3.00

Enter on the day between 9am & 12pm at the Secretary’s Office Box

Event time: 1 pm Saturday

Location: Playground

Wood Chop

Counting 1, 2, 3, 4 ....8 for the back markers.  Watch the wood chips fly and the skill level required to chop the logs without losing a toe.

Entry forms due: 1/10/2023


Contact: Chris Eaton.   

Event begins: 10:30 am Saturday 18th November 2023

All events conducted under the Rules and Regulations of the North East Gippsland Axemen's Association Inc. and the AAA. Program may be subject to change. Entrants must also purchase Showground entry wristband at gate.


  • We hope to see our regular Sideshow providers again this year.  We all love to win a prize!   
Kids Amusements

The $10 kids entry fee gives the kids all-day access to the amusements.

  • Face Painting,

  • Jumping Castles,

  • Families Train and Carriage Ride,

  • Sumo Suits,

  • Balloon Twist.

These attractions are from Marjo Jumping Castles from Sale, East Gippsland.

The Society thank the East Gippsland Community Foundation for providing funding that has helped us bring these attractions to you.

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Trade Stands & Emergency Services displays & demonstrations

Walk around the arena and visit one of the many Trade Stands.   In 2023, we bring a range of displays to the Omeo & District Show including Riviera Nursery, Felt Fairy and the Swifts Creek Youth Group.   

We are also pleased to have the local DEECA Forest Fire Services on display, with a range of fire fighting vehicles, information and local people to chat to.

Our local CFA, SES and Ambulance Victoria will be ready to show you through their vehicles and equipment and demonstrate some of their skills and abilities.

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