2021 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED
Our day here in Stroud, Australian has grown steadily since 1961, and these days it attracts approximately 3000 visitors from many parts of the country for the occasion. The day commences with a street procession through Stroud to the Showground, where all festivities take place. The Contest is officially opened at 12 noon by either a visiting celebrity, or a representative of one of the participating countries. Immediately following the opening ceremony, a programme of events is conducted, such as children’s events, music, bands, clowns, displays of different natures, woodchopping, tug-o-war, etc. While this program is taking place, elimination heats are being conducted, and the International teams chosen. The culmination of the day is the International team event at 3.00 p.m. Australia’s results are then sent to America, where results on an International level are compiled, and sent back to participating countries.
It is considered that this is a very unique and interesting event, and has helped the small township of Stroud, Australia, to become more widely known and recognised, as well as providing an enjoyable day for all. All types of refreshments are available on the ground on the day, as well as many market stalls and amusements for the children.
This is really a fun day full of enjoyment for the whole family!