Welcome to the Kimba show! Here’s where you’ll find all the information about this years show.
To our patrons, members and sponsors I welcome you all to join us for what is the festivity of Kimba’s 93rd Annual Show. An extra special one this year with us celebrating 100 years since the first Kimba Show!
2020 was a disappointing year for so many, including the Kimba Show Society after we were forced to cancel our annual event. Despite the year, our committee chose to be proactive during this time, applying for many grants, hoping to recoup lost funds to ongoing costs with no source of income. Fortunately we were successful in securing three grants last year. We received around $13,000 combined from the Kimba Council and the Federal Government Show Support Fund for lost treasuries due to Covid-19. The third grant was from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Supporting Agricultural Shows for $60,974. This was used to purchase another fully enclosed marquee and a shade to cover the shearing from weather.
2021 marks 100 years since the first ever Kimba Show, what a crazy accomplishment! The country show scene has changed a lot since those days and we have a lot planned to commemorate our show, but we don’t want to spoil all our surprises.
You might have noticed that our date falls on AFL Grand Final this year don’t fear, we really have thought of everything this year! We will broadcast the game on “The Big Screen” thanks to Optus. We were lucky enough to secure a grant through our Council to fund a spectacular motorbike stunt performance from Factory FMX, something we think all ages will look forward to.
I’m so proud of what our committee has accomplished in the past few years. For a show society of our size to own three marquees and put on a whole of community event as we do, it really is an incredible effort and couldn’t be done without the dedication of such a supportive committee. We have embraced new ideas and rolled with the punches that Covid-19 keeps throwing our way. This year we truly have tried to celebrate 100 years by making this show bigger and better than ever and we hope you enjoy the 2021 Kimba Show. In saying that, I would like to thank our generous sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to offer the entertainment and prizes we do without you. And to our volunteers, none of this would happen without you, your tireless effort does not go unrecognised.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Centenary celebration of Kimba Show.
Kimba AH&F Society