The Dayboro Show has quite a history. In recent years, it has been “rained out”, and canceled due to the CoVid “pandemic” (2020-2022). On the Dayboro Show history page, you can read the following.
As it was difficult to raise funds to pay for the land, it was suggested that a Dayboro Show be held. A committee was formed with Norm Kelly as President, Eric Brander (Dayboro Butter Factory Manager) as Secretary, and Charles Kennedy (E.S. & A. Bank Manager) as Treasurer.
A Ladies’ Auxiliary was also formed with Mrs Chris Henzell as President, Mrs Vicky Kelly as Secretary, and Miss Vera Todd as Treasurer.
After more hard work from the people of the district, the first Show was held on the War Memorial Grounds on 13th October 1956, with more than 1000 people attending the one-day event. The membership fee was One guinea ($2.10), and admission was 2/6 (25 cents).
Three young sisters were the start performers of the first Show. Marion (13), Margaret (11), and Betty (2 years 3 months) Mumford won 14 of the Show’s horse riding events. The eldest, Marion, won the Open Pony Hunt riding against adult horsemen.
The first Show was such a wonderful success that the second Show was extended to a two-day event (Friday and Saturday) by adding several new sections and classes to the schedule.
In the third year, a Grand Show Ball was held in the Dayboro Public Hall on a Saturday night.
By the Silver Jubilee Show in 1980, the annual event had grown to a three-day Show, but in recent years it has gone back to a two-day Show (Saturday & Sunday).