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Curator Conversations – ‘Ribbons, Rides and Ring Events’

Sat 20 May at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join exhibition curator Dr Mary-Liz Andrews for a free floor talk to discover the history of agricultural shows in the Central West

Curator Conversations

11am, Saturday 20 May


Join exhibition curator and Museum Manager Dr Mary-Liz Andrews for a free floor talk to explore Orange Regional Museum’s newest exhibition Ribbons, Rides and Ring Events: Agricultural Shows in the Central West.

About Ribbons, Rides and Ring Events: Agricultural Shows in the Central West

13 May – 15 October 2023

Did you know that the Showman’s Guild was formed in Orange in 1909? Or that it was a local orchardist and station master who put forward the idea for the Royal Agricultural Society’s District Exhibits in 1897?

Orange and the Central West have a long tradition of agricultural shows. From dressage to dog trials, sponge cakes to sideshows, and prize-winning poultry to pickles and preserves, this hands-on exhibition has something for everyone.

Come on down – it’s time for the Show!


Sat 20 May
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Orange Regional Museum
151 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia


Local government area


The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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