Taralga & District Showground & Recreation -
About Us
 
The Taralga & District Showground & Recreation Co-Operative Limited is the trustee of the Showground. The Board of Directors are committee members from local organisations that utilise the grounds for monthly, seasonal and annual events.
 

Major Organisations
 
Australia Day Rodeo & Campdraft -
Come and enjoy a weekend of family fun, from sitting on the hill watching the cowboys & cowgirls show their skills, to dancing along to the evening's entertainment. Profits from the Rodeo & Campdraft are distributed to local organisations who's members volunteer their time with helping run the event. The Committee has contributed to the Co-Operative to help fund major infrastructure to the grounds.
 
Taralga AP & H Association -
The next Annual Show (established 1888) will be held on the 10th & 11th March 2018.
There is plenty for everyone to see with the quick shears, all the usual livestock and horse events, Team Sorting/Yarding, home brewing competition and of course the famous Pavilion, loaded with arts, crafts, photos, flowers and produce plus a bush poetry competition and display of entries in the Taralga Rodeo Photo Competition.

Southern NSW Team Sorting Finals
The Team Sorting Finals are held at the beginning of November and is an invitation for the top 50 Open Riders and the top 20 Junior Riders who qualify with tally of cattle sorted throughout the season at affiliated events.

 
Taralga Pony Club
The Pony Club was founded in 1959. The Club's rally days are on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Showground.



 
 

Taralga Rugby Union Club - www.taralgarugby.rugbynet.com.au
Rugby was first established in Taralga in 1886, playing matches against Goulburn and Crookwell. With Rughby League taking a strong hold, the club folded in the early 1990's but was reformed in 2000 and the team won the Monaro Second Grade Competition.
 
Taralga Tennis Club
The community tennis courts are located across the road from the Showground.

If visiting Taralga and would like to have a game or two, the tennis courts are available for hire. Keys are available from The General Store in the main street of Taralga or by contacting Michelle Bennett on 0458 528 838 or Martha Grahame on 4840 2445.
 
Small Schools Sports Carnival
The first small school sports was held at Taralga Showground in 1935. Children would meet at Taralga Public School and march to the Showground led by a drummer and piper, this continued until 1965 and then the children met at the Showgrounds, most of these small schools had closed about this time.


Southern Tablelands Vintage Farm Machinery Club
The Heritage Rally is held on the 3rd weekend in November.
Displays and demonstrations of vintage farm machinery, cars, bikes, tractors, steam engines.
Activities include vintage tractor pull, tractor trek, threshing display, hand loaded baling, heritage games for the young and young at heart and live entertainment on Saturday night.
 
 
 
 
 


Acknowledgments
2017
Australia Day Rodeo Committee - Donation
Project: help with on going improvements & maintanence at the Showgrounds

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2016
Australia Day Rodeo Committee - Donation
Project: help with on going improvements & maintanence at the Showgrounds

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2015
Australia Day Rodeo Committee - Donation
Project: help with on going improvements & maintanence at the Showgrounds

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2014
Australia Day Rodeo Committee - Donation
Project: help with on going improvements & maintanence at the Showgrounds

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2013
Australia Day Rodeo Committee - Donation
Project: help with on going improvements & maintanence at the Showgrounds

Taralga & District Lions Club - Donation
Project: help with running cost of Coolroom during
the Rugby season
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2012

NSW Community Building Partnership -  Grant
Project: Building of new viewing Complex for Stud & Commercial Cattle


NRMA Insurance Community Grants Program - Grant
Project: IVP (International Volunteers for Peace)
Taralga Environmental Repair & Restoration

Taralga & District Lions Club - Donation
Project: help with running cost of Coolroom during
the Rugby season

Sponsorship of the Heritage Games
at the Southern Tablelands Vintage Farm Machinery Rally
CRT Taralga Rural - Taralga Excavations Pty Ltd
The General Store & Tea Rooms - Taralga Sports Club
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2011

Veolia Mulwaree Trust - Donation
Project: To enclose the Poultry Section of the Sheep Pavilion to minimise vandalism.

Taralga & District Lions Club - Donation
Project: Part towards Solar Power Lights for Amenities
& cost associated with sewerage connection at the
Community Tennis Courts

Upper Lachlan Foundation - Donation
Project: For the purchase of guttering for the Main Pavilion

Sponsorship of the Heritage Games
at the Southern Tablelands Vintage Farm Machinery Rally
GJ Corby Constructions - The Argyle Inn - CRT Taralga Rural
Taralga Sports Club - Taralga Excavations - Taralga Children's Centre
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2010

NSW Community Building Partnership - Grant
Project: Building of new Unisex & Disable Toilet Amenities Block


Sponsorship of the Heritage Games
at the Southern Tablelands Vintage Farm Machinery Rally
CRT Taralga Rural - Taralga Excavations - Taralga Sports Club
Taralga Engineering - Taralga Hotel - GJ Corby Constructions
The Argyle Inn - Taralga Children's Centre - Taralga Country Store
Argyle Garage - Duncombe & Co - TJC Products - Taralga Earth Trembler
Adam Moloney - Melinda's Take Away - Ray Meredith Shearing Contractor
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2008

Community Water Grants - Grant
Project: Best Practice Water use on Taralga Showground

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2007

Veolia Mulwaree Trust - Grant
Project: Building of Multi-Purpose Sand Arena











































 
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