Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society

The Ballarat Agricultural Show Society held its first activity on 10th July 1856. It was a ploughing match with twenty ploughmen taking part. Over 150 years later the Society is still celebrating its contribution to the community and agricultural activities.

We conduct a number of events which showcase the wide ranging agricultural nature of our community today. The Ballarat Showgrounds are also used to conduct a variety of activities by other groups. Facilities are available to hire.

Upcoming Attractions

Ballarat Show

Ballarat Show

November 2018

Looking for a fun weekend out? Look no further, the 152nd Ballarat show is the place to be! With hundreds of attractions.


Rural Lifestyle Expo

Saturday 24th March 2018

The Weekly Times Rural Lifestyle Expo has achieved much since its first event in 2012.

The annual event is conducted by the Ballarat Agricultural and Pastoral Society.


Upcoming Events

See dates below.

21 January 2018 Rotary Markets and Car Boot Sale 8am - 1pm (Gates open 6am to claim your site)

21 January 2018 Shannons Car & Bike Show 9.30am - 2.30pm 

24 March 2018 The Weekly Times Rural Lifestyle Expo

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Sheep & Alpaca Show

July 2018

The 2017 Ballarat Sheep Show Supreme Champion Merino Exhibit awared to Coryule

Congratulations to all the entrants of this years Ballarat Sheep Show.

Ballarat Sunday Market

Ballarat Market

Every Sunday

Formerly Trash 'N' Trivia Sunday Market.

Run by Ballarat South Rotary Club contact 0418 518 106 the market operates every Sunday on the Showgrounds site corner of Creswick Rd and Howitt St.


Sheepdog Trials


Please be advised the Ballarat Sheepdog Trials will not be held in 2018.

2015 Sheep Dog Trials were held: 28, 29, 30 , 31 January 2015


Rural Achiever Awards

August 2018

The Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society’s (BAPS) Youth Committee’s annual Ballarat Rural Achiever Awards has been hailed as a major success and a great result for the future of agriculture in the region..


Ram Sales

July 2018

Congratulations to Glenpaen who were awarded Ballarat Ram Sale Champion Ram, as presented with the broad ribbon by sponsor Mary-Liz Ford of Matangi Station.


Wine Show

TBA 2018

Please note: entries must be received before October 2018.