The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society (the Society) is a not for profit organisation established by an Act of the Qld Parliament in 1875 to raise the standards of agriculture in Qld, more specifically in the Granite Belt part of SE Qld.
Now in the 21st Century, the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society continues to support and promote Australian agricultural, horticultural and pastoral excellence and innovation through events, competition and education.
The Stanthorpe Agricultural Society is primarily responsible for organising and staging Stanthorpe’s largest show event – the annual Stanthorpe Show. This Show brings together the Granite Belt’s best for a weekend of agricultural, horticultural and pastoral competitions, displays and demonstrations, exhibitions, entertainment, commercial exhibits, carnival rides and a variety of food stalls.
In addition to the show, the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society encourages ventures that can make use of the facilities on the showground site to their best advantage throughout the year. These ventures include using the grounds for markets, displays, expos, rallys, music festivals, private functions and camping accommodation.
Below is a diagram showing the structure of the Stanthorpe Agricultural Society and the relationships between the different groups.