It’s a small world at the Westbury Show

MINIATURE replicas of Tasmania’s historic mountain huts will be a feature of this year’s Westbury Show.

The miniature huts have been painstakingly replicated by Tasmanian local Jamie Baldock. Mr Baldock, who works as an electrician, is from Quoiba and has created miniature versions of six well-known huts.

These are the Basil Steers No 1, Basil Steers No 2 Trappers Hut, Reg Wadley Memorial, Borradaile Plains Hut and Yackandandah (Sunshine Hut). Mr Baldock spent countless hours cutting the fence posts for the miniatures and then aging them outdoors for 18 months, so they are grey. Mastering the roofs of each hut proved to be one of the most time-consuming jobs and Mr Baldock has crafted the corrugated iron himself. All of the huts will be on display at the Westbury Show on Saturday, November 5.

Tasmania’s third oldest agricultural show, Westbury has also grown to be one of the state’s most popular. This year’s show program will include all the usual favourites such as the Hagley Rural Youth Dog Jump, horse, kennel and cattle competitions, dog trials. The ever-popular pet parade and home industries displays will be back, along with popular kids activities in the free Kids’ Corner area.

New attractions this year will be wood chopping and laser tag.

This year the Home Industries subcommittee has a number of competitions based on the theme of reuse and recycle. Community groups are encouraged to enter the scarecrow competition and primary school students can get creative by creating a human figure. Both competitions need to use recycled materials in their final creations.

Entry forms and competition details can be found at

One of the biggest horse shows in the state, this year the event has seen record entries for the two days of show jumping to be held on November 4-5.

Gate fees are adults $10 for adults, $25 for families, $5 for children 6-16 and children under six are free. Gates will open at 9am.

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