1 July, 2023
Warren Show 2023
By Harriet Gilmore, Warren Star
Great weather, a solid turn-up, and
the fun of the fair, were all highlights of
last weekend’s annual Warren Show.
A balmy 25 degree winter’s day and
lots to see and do, enticed a good crowd
to the 143rd version of the local agricultural
There was plenty of agriculture displays,
whip cracking, horse events, the
pavilion was packed with hand-crafted
wares and cooking, a circus display,
lawn-mower racing, and the ever popular,
President of the Warren P&A
Association, Justin Sanderson, said the
wonderful weather helped to attract a
“All our feedback so far, was it was
one of our better shows, which is always
great to hear.
“Every year, it seems to get
bigger and better,” he added.
Its success, however, was a real group
effort, he emphasised.
“That wouldn’t be possible without
the hard-working team of committee
members and volunteers.
“A huge ‘thanks’ goes out to them
who continue to put on a fantastic event
year after year,” Justin enthused.
One of the biggest draw cards of the
day, the Quick Shear, had a big crowd of
supporters to cheer on the shearers across
“It drew a massive crowd and would
have to be my highlight of the day,”
Winners in the open category
were Steve Mudford followed by
Chad Marshall, Jack O’Hara, and
Damien and Ethan Brown. Organiser and
MC for the event, Scotty Bell was winner
in the senior category, followed by Nick
Evison, Will Sharwook and Brett
The Lawn-Mower Races were also action-packed, with a few spills and lots of dust to keep the crowds entertained! In the annual Schools Quiz students battled it out in teams for the honour of Show Champion.
Entries were down in the wool fleece
competition, which was not unexpected
due to the funeral of merino classer, Paul
Kelly, but judge Will Redington said the
standard was extremely high.
Students from Warren Central School
were also on hand on Friday, June 2 for
the judging, helping, with fleece weighing,
writing down scores and learning
about fleece judging in general.
four fleeces were all from Gilgandra,
with Peter McAllister from ‘Springvale’
winning grand champion, champion
fleece in flock breeders, and champion
highest commercial value.
Chief steward of the pavilion, Karene
Cosgrove, said it was another great year
of entries this year.
“We are extremely lucky to have such a great community. Everyone gets involved and contributes so many wonderful entries.
“Thank-you to everyone who entered this year, and to all the stewards who take the time to judge and make their sections look amazing; everyone pitches-in to make the pavilion look so fabulous,” Karene added.