The Karoonda Farm Fair and Show is an annual two-day event showcasing local, state and interstate farming and general interest products, services and events. Located in Karoonda in the heart of the Murraylands region, the event has been running for over 35 years and welcomes more than 7000 visitors through the gates annually. Visitors are welcomed from far and wide throughout South Australia and beyond, making the event one of the most popular on the Country field days and show calendar.
Karoonda Farm Fair and Show attracts over 250 exhibitors each year and whilst the event is predominantly focused on primary industry, machinery and services, it also showcases a range of general interest products and entertainment.
The lifestyle pavilion is popular visitors and exhibitors alike, boasting a vast array of products including clothing, cosmetics, homewares and technology, as well as representatives from relative government departments, health services and financial advice.
In 2021, the long-running Farm Fair evolved to incorporate an exciting show element with a vast range of competitions on offer. This is a chance for people young and old to get involved in the event. Whether your talents lie in the kitchen, garden or arts (to name a few) – there is a competition to suit everyone!
In addition to the vast line up of product exhibitors, the Karoonda Farm Fair and Show also offers exciting entertainment activities and events such as the Karoonda Yard Dog Championships, speed and sports shearing, fashion parades, kid’s activities and much much more!
There is something for everyone at the Karoonda Farm Fair and Show – the ultimate Murraylands experience.
Our core purpose
To promote and showcase the Murraylands region, encourage community spirit and pride and to promote community organisations whilst providing the community with an avenue for fundraising.
The Karoonda Farm Fair began in 1985 as the Karoonda Sheep Fair and soon became a prominent event for the region, drawing large crowds annually. The event continued to grow each year, reaching a larger market and creating wider general appeal. The Farm Fair evolved and introduced a range of new offerings, including agricultural- based competitions such as shearing, wool handling, fleece and the South Australian Yard Dog trials.
In recent years, the fair introduced a number of new competitions to further develop the general interest aspect of the event including Photography, Succulents, Ag art. These competitions became increasingly popular and promoted the introduction of new competitions in 2021 when the event was formalised as the Karoonda Farm Fair and Show.
The Karoonda Farm Fair and Show is a legally incorporated body established in 1985. The Karoonda Farm Fair and Show has an ABN and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not -for - profits Commission (ACNC).
The Karoonda Farm Fair committee comprises approximately 15 members, with representatives from:
Karoonda East Murray Council
The Executive Committee of the Farm Fair and Show provide day to day direction and the full committee meets regularly to review progress and report on sub-committee activities.
100% of all sponsorship funds will be allocated to the ongoing improvement of the Karoonda Farm Fair and Show as a whole and/or individual program events, as negotiated.
All profits from this event are distributed back into the local rural community.
An event run by the community, for the community.