There will be a number of demonstrations held on the Rally Ground this year. Make sure you stop by the steam powered sheep shearing or the black smithing demonstrations.

Sheep shearing demonstrations
Watch an expert shearer shearing sheep as they would have been back in the day, using shears powered by a portable steam engine. Located near the steam shed at the end of the rally ground. Demonstrations are at the following times:

  • 10.30am
  • 11.30am
  • 12.00pm
  • 12.30pm
  • 1.30pm
  • 2.00pm

Black Smithing demonstrations
Watch the artisanal blacksmiths of Phoenix Forge demonstrate the process of hammering hot metal. With both a gas and coke forge up and running, you can see first hand this age old craft. Demonstrations are happening throughout the course of the weekend.


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