This week we’re in Glen Innes with the Australian Camper Trailer Club. 150 camper trailers, caravans, tents, and caravans have been thoughtfully spread around the show grounds. Some have grouped themselves into small communities and others have been happy to meet new people by being directed to the next free camp site.
This morning was cold and the wind chill factor cruel and we were in no hurry to leave the warmth of our bed. When the day warmed slightly we had quiet time and then set out to explore our home for the next seven days. The Glen Innes Show Grounds annually hosts a community event that includes a large range of activities, arts and craft, livestock events, show jumping, chooks, sheep, a food festival, and much much more.
The first show was organised by the P and A Association in 1869 and the Show Ground established in 1878. The Glen Innes Show is held annually but is available to everyone for year-round use. With 10 hectares of shaded, grassy spaces there are plenty of great camping spots set amongst the heritage buildings yet supported by modern facilities. The grounds are open to the public for camping and the trustees (a group of ten volunteers) welcomes travellers with pets and horses.
After breakfast we strolled around the grounds imagining the years of changing fashions, traditions and customs.