10th March 2024
2024 ENTRIES OPENING SOON!
STEWARD: Andrew Belfage
PH: 0407 843 143
2023 Featured Display
Woodworking and Processing the grain.
This year's feature display from the vintage machinery section will be a display of vintage equipment found on farms.
Many farms had their own equipment for grinding, rolling and sorting the grain. Members and visitors will be displayed and operating a range of crushers and rollers. The grain crusher/rollers were a common site on many farms years ago, with the grain being processed before being used as feed to the livestock. Manufactures were varied with the majority being made in Australia, in a range of sizes and designs.
This year's special feature attraction will be a "Clayton and Shuttleworth" thrasher, this will be the thrashers first public outing. Graham Brown has completed this "from the ground up restoration" over the last two years, being a fully wooden structure it required major structural repairs. Clayton and Shuttleworth were leading English manufactures of agricultural thrashing machines and steam engine before the first world war, but the company did not move with the times and failed in the 1930s.The straw dropping from the thrasher will be baled by a Geelong built Humble straw press and powered by Daniel Elstone's Ruston Proctor portable steam engine.
For more information please phone Andrew or email us using the form on the Contact Us page.
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors:
Four Seasons Waste
Focal Point Darkroom and Gallery
Ocean Grove Camera Club
Portarlington Post Office
Bellarine Sewing Centre
H F Richardson
Gelora Park Simmentals, Portarlington
Geelong West Social Club Cafe
Geelong Farm Supplies
D & J McDonald
Malcom & Heather MacDonald
Grassy Point Wines
G & D.L Robertson
Drysdale Craft Shop
Australian South Western Group Sewing Guild
Jenkins & Son, Fresh Fish and Seafood
Drysdale Girl Guides
Geelong Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild
Leopold Lace Makers
Bellarine Catchment Network
Portarlington Information Booth