Looking Back!

Murwillumbah Show Event Heritage

Owned and operated by the Tweed River Agricultural Society (trading as The Murwillumbah Show), the Murwillumbah Show is one of the longest continuously running agricultural shows in Australia.

Since its inception in 1898, the Murwillumbah Show has celebrated the best local agriculture and produce. The purpose of the event is to act as an activation for the Tweed River Agricultural Society’s broader objectives.

These are to:

  • Encourage the development of pastoral, agricultural, horticultural and cultural pursuits by holding periodical exhibitions and competitions and by such other means as may be found desirable; and
  • Encourage an awareness in the community of the pursuits mentioned above, by attracting the widest possible audience to the Society’s exhibitions and competitions.

Although the region has stood trial to fires, floods and even Australia’s largest bank robbery at the time; the Murwillumbah Show has remained relevant and is recognised as a key thread in the rich tapestry of Tweed Shire’s heritage.