King Island is located in Bass Strait halfway between Victoria and the western tip of Tasmania. It is one of the strongest farming areas in Australia and is world famous for its high-quality beef, cheese, seafood and wool. King Island is also famous for its pristine beaches.
The island is 64 km long and around 26 km wide at its widest, making it approximately 1,100 sq km. It has a permanent population approaching 1800 people.
The King Island Pastoral, Horticultural and Agricultural Society hold their Annual Show at the Currie Showground on King Island’s west coast on the first Tuesday in March. The King Island Show is arguably the biggest social event on the King Island calendar and attracts some 1800 visitors from the island, the mainland and tourists.
The show is a public holiday on the island and most people are able to take the day off to enjoy the day with their family or to display their wares in the many exhibitions and competitions.
At this event there is no shortage of stunning food to view and eat from every industry on the island. There is also cattle judging, horse riding displays, pet competitions, a classic car exhibition, art and craft displays and much more. It is also a great way for many people to meet up who normally would spend seven days-a-week farming.