2023 Agricultural Exhibition Catalogue Released

February 23, 2023

The catalogue and entry forms for the 2023 Agricultural Exhibition have been released, with the event set to be held in April.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works is pleased to host the 80th Bermuda Annual Exhibition [the AG Show]. The AG Show is an annual three-day event, and this year runs from April 27th to the 29th at the Botanical Gardens in Paget. The 2023 event will surely provide exciting educational and environmentally friendly activities for everyone.

“The Government of Bermuda succeeded Ag Show Ltd. in late January 2023, to manage the event, bringing the show under Government control for the first time in recent years.

“Through the Department of Parks, the Ministry is gradually bringing the show back, and as such, this year’s event will not be a full-scale exhibit.

“Patrons to this year’s show can expect to see school exhibitions, floral displays, animal exhibits and equestrian events. Local food stalls run by charities and agricultural activities ensure that everyone is fed and entertained.”

“The Annual Exhibition is the responsibility of the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Parks, with a mandate to: “Promote the study of agriculture; disseminate information regarding the techniques of agriculture and horticulture and promote or hold agricultural exhibitions.”

Bermuda Agricultural Show April 27, 2023

In noting the history, a spokesperson said,  “The first Agricultural Exhibition was held in 1843 at Mount Langton, Pembroke. Governor Reid arranged the show to stimulate interest in local Agriculture. This same year, ploughing was first introduced to Bermuda. The farm horse class in the Annual Exhibition required horses to use the plough until 1992.

“The Agricultural Exhibition did not become an annual event until 1955. Before this time, the show was held bi-annually and even cancelled in 1934.

“The Agricultural Exhibition was first held in the Botanical Gardens in 1922, where it continues to be hosted to this day. Over the years, the Annual Exhibition has seen many changes, yet it continues to be one of the most important and widely anticipated events on Bermuda’s cultural calendar.

“In the 21st century, the Bermuda Annual Exhibition is an icon of Bermuda tradition. This event has the mandate to provide an educational and fun environment to embrace its agricultural heritage by providing a venue for local residents to display livestock, fruits, vegetables, baked goods, woodcraft, floriculture and educational displays.”

The Ministry previously confirmed that they “set aside a budget of $100,000 to put on the event.”

The 80th Agricultural Exhibition 2023 Catalogue follows below [PDF here]:

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