For most of the show's history, the show had been held on a random weekday. It wasn't until the 1980s that the show moved to a Sunday, coinciding with Father's Day.
What better way to spend Father's Day than at the Finley Show!
In 2005, it was decided to honour Father's Day by renaming 'Gentleman of the Day' to 'Father of the Day.' Judges would look around the crowd and find a dad that they believed stood out, awarding them with the Father of the Day rosette.
With 2015 being the 10th year of this instatement, it seems only natural to look back on our nine previous Dads of the Day!
2005: Paul Arnel
2006: Norm Barnes
2008: Brett Beattie
2009: David Burton
2010: Andrew Chesworth
2011: Matt Mueller
2012: Peter Burke
2013: Wayne Schubert
2014: Craig O'Donnell
With our 100th show in 2017, we are looking at expanding our historic archives in order to produce a grand display, and for publication.
In order to do this, we need the help of the community.
We are looking for:
We want to share the history of the Finley Agricultural & Pastoral Association, as well as Finley in general, with the community through possible publication. In order to do this and make it the best it can be, we need the support of the community in helping us gather as much history as possible.
Help us record our local history in order to preserve it for future generations.