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About the Show Society

The Coonalpyn Show was started in the early 1940's by a group of enthusiastic locals after it was decided the area's soil and good rainfall were good enough to showcase the local produce and pastures.  Now in its 72nd year (2016), the Coonalpyn show goes from strength to strength in providing a renowned event.

Coonalpyn a small country town with a population of about 215, situated along what used to be known as the Ninety Mile Desert. Wheat, barley, canola, beans and peas are the main crops grown in the area, and also sheep and cattle. During the early 1950's, superphosphates and trace elements were introduced into the soil, creating the ability to use the land for cropping to its full potential.

The Coonalpyn & District Argicultural & Horticultural Society Inc., is a member of the Southern Country Show Association Inc. which includes the Shows of a number of other communities throughout country South Australia.

Southern Country Show Dates 2016

Murray Bridge A. & H. Society Inc - September 23rd & 24th.

Yankalilla, Rapid Bay & Myponga A. & H. Society Inc. - October 1st.

Strathalbyn Agricultural Society Inc. - October 2nd & 3rd.

Southern Agricultual Society Inc. (Port Elliot) - October 8th & 9th.

Coonalpyn & Districts A. & H. Society Inc. - ctober 15th.

Callington A. & H. Society Inc. - October 30th.