The uniquely Australian District Exhibit displays climb the walls of the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome providing a colourful, creative and captivating tapestry of the country's best produce.
The District Exhibit competition consists of five regions that represent Southern, Northern, Western, Central NSW and South East Queensland. The exhibits are the end result of a year of hard work by passionate agriculturalists, farmers and volunteers, who plan, source, collect, design and install the spectacular constructions for pre-Show judging. More than 50,000 pieces of fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, pulses, wool and other produce are used to create the exhibits.
Daily, fresh produce from each region is available for purchase at the front of every District Exhibit.
School students get involved in a competition of their own. While their displays are on a smaller scale, the artistry is no less evident in the Schools District Exhibits which can be seen in the Dome Foyer. In 2017, Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Lake Illawarra High School, Muirfield High School, Wadalba Community School and Woodenbong Central School will be exhibiting at the Show.
Nothing goes to waste here. When the Show wraps for the year, all left-over produce from the District Exhibits is collected by Oz Harvest and distributed out to the community.