The timetable of attractions for the 2018 Sale Show will be available here closer to the Show. In the meantime, the 2017 list below may be of interest to provide some insight into the types of activities and events that typically run at the Sale Show.

2017 Attractions

Friday November 3


Showground gates open. Cars to enter via McGhee Street and Sale-Maffra Road Gates. Once all inside parking is taken, no further vehicles will be permitted (including Show Ticket holders).


Showjumping events commence. Sponsored by Kane House Agricultural Contractor, the Hanley family, GJ McNaughton Pastoral Company, Wellington Livestock and BCS Accountants.


Exhibition Pavilions closed while judging takes place (expected to open at approximately midday).

Other Arena Horse events commence. Includes: Jack & Nancy Williamson Memorial Junior Rider Over Hurdles, Pony Club & the Restricted Ring for Ponies, Galloways & Hacks.

Live judging of the National Carrot Cake contest student sections (Primary, followed by Secondary). Event proudly sponsored by Covino Farm Produce.

Small Farm Animal Pavilion (Morrison Pavilion) open.

Fleece Wool Pavilion open.


Sideshows open featuring all the usual rides and attractions, running until late evening.

Kids Zone entertainment commences featuring Squeak the Clown Show (shows at 10am, 12.30pm and 2pm), CFA display and activities, face-painting, animal nursery, plus more, ongoing throughout the Show. Proudly sponsored by Gippsland Centre Sale.

Students’ Cook-Off competition commences in the MacLachlan Pavilion (please note change of venue), proudly sponsored by Tinamba Hotel (major sponsor) and McDonalds Family Restaurant, Sale.


Milking demonstration in the Dairy Cattle area.


Dairy goat milking in the Small Farm Animal Pavilion (Morrison Pavilion).

12:00 noon

Exhibition Pavilions open (depending upon completion of judging).


Hazel McMahon Fun Ring commences on the Main Arena.


Live judging of the National Carrot Cake contest (Open and Professional sections). Event proudly sponsored by Covino Farm Produce.


Novelty Events for the horses commence on the main arena, leading into the Friday Night Carnival.

Friday Night Carnival


Spectacular night carnival begins.

Featuring Open Stake Race, Open Barrel Race, Junior Barrel Races, Gippsland Open Flag and Barrel Classic, and Shetland Steeplechase. Proudly sponsored by Blastmasters, Glenn’s Gippsland Transport, Sale Campdrafters, Sale Polocrosse Club, M. Kelly and Saddleworld.

The Young Farmers’ Challenge will entertain while demonstrating the skills of our young people on the land.

Sammy Xuereb and his impressive Monster Truck show featuring the Monster Ball and the Jet Car, as well as the Tropical Thunder and Devil’s Taxi Monster Trucks and the Wheelie Jeep and Benny the Clown. Proudly sponsored by Cervus Equipment,  GBG Concrete & Construction, DMG Financial, Dahlsens, and Turnbull Toyota.

9:00pm (approx)

Fireworks display proudly sponsored by Colmac Homes (timing depends on daylight).

Until late

Sideshows and rides in full swing.

Saturday November 4


Gates open. Car parking arrangements same as Friday.


Australian Stock Horses ring commences on the main arena.


Showjumping events commence. Sponsored by Farrugia Fencing & Earthworks, Calcimo Lime & Fertilisers, D. Andrew and F. Stewart.


Other Arena horse events commence. Rings for Australian Stock Horses, Australian Miniature Ponies & Small Shetland Ponies and the Clydesdales.

Exhibition pavilions opens.


Animal judging begins: Beef Cattle (major sponsors James & Rachel Nicholson), Dairy Cattle (including the All Australian Feature Show with major sponsors WFI and NABagribusiness), and Poultry.


Gippsland Vehicle Collection Display (until 3pm)

Sideshows commence.

Small Farm Animal Pavilion open (Morrison Pavilion).

Kidz Zone entertainment commences featuring Squeak the Clown (shows at 10am and 12:30pm), face painting and Animal Nursery.

Children’s craft workshops in the Skeen Pavilion annex commence.


Pet Parade commences in Kidz Zone. Handlers must be under 15 years and may enter a range of sections, including (among others) Best Mannered Dog, Prettiest Rabbit, Best Kept Unusual Pet, Dog That Can Do The Best Trick, Prettiest Bird, Dog With the Waggiest Tail. There are also other sections for cats, and for guinea pigs. Entry on the day. An ‘Animal Handling Participant Risk Acknowledgement & Waiver’ form must be completed by each handler’s parent/ guardian. Pet Parade generously sponsored by The Vets.


The ‘Gippsland Mystery Box’ section of the Students’ Cook-Off Contest commences (MacLachlan Pavilion). Proudly sponsored by Tinamba Hotel and Nature’s Cargo.


Registrations open for Tiny Tots, Junior Showgirl, Pre-Teen Showgirl, Miss Teenage Showgirl, Junior Showman and Master Showman quests in Committee Room. Judging to begin at 1:00pm.


Arena events continue with the Harness ring, with thanks to major sponsor Sale Medical Centre.


Official Afternoon Tea in the Committee Room (entry by invitation).


Public viewing at the Exhibition Pavilion closes.


Exhibits may be collected from Exhibition Pavilions. Exhibitors MUST provide their computer printout to collect exhibit and prize money.

Ongoing throughout the Show: Sideshow Alley, Kidz Zone entertainment, Arena events, Trade displays plus much more.

Sunday November 5

Horse events only (Exhibition Pavilions, sideshows and trade displays closed). Public entry is free.


Arena Horse events commence. Supreme Ridden Exhibit generously sponsored by Fitzpatrick House.