For three days in July, Bendigo becomes the epicenter of woollen fashion, fine food and beautiful fibre.
Since 1877, the Sheep Show has been showcasing Australia’s top wool growers and prime lamb producers and now attracts thousands of fans of woollen fashion, food and fibre.
The Sheep Show’s ‘Women of Wool’ series encourages all women to take the day off to discover the wonders of wool and celebrate the women of the wool industry. You can view fine woollen designs at our Australian Wool Innovation fashion parades, see ‘wearable art’ and other amazing entries from top Woolcraft competitors. You can enjoy high tea and buy beautiful hand-crafted woollen and other products from more than 250 stallholders.
At the Festival of Lamb site you can catch cooking & carving classes and sample Australia’s best lamb.
The Sheep Show features the ‘best of best’ sheep breeders, shearers and wool handlers in the country. You can watch shearing and wool handling competitors battle it out for top prize and speak to sheepdog trainers, watch sheepdog trials and meet farmyard animals in our animal nursery.
More than 5000 farmers, the best fleeces in the country and 28 different breeds of sheep, goats and alpacas make their way to Bendigo each year for the Sheep Show. Come and join us.