Events | Hay Merino Sheep Show

2022 COVID-19 Information

The Hay Merino Sheep Show Committee is committed to hosting a COVID-19 safe event.

All Exhibitors, Committee and general public are to adhere to the below COVID-19 requirements as outlined by the Australian Government Public Health order and NSW Government COVID-19 Policy. If the below requirements are not adhered to, the HMSS Committee hold the right to deny entry to any person/s to the 2022 show.

All Exhibitors, Committee and members of the general public must:

- Complete QR Code sign in (if required) and follow all entry requirements as applicable at the time of the Show.

- Follow best practise COVID Safety including social distancing, using hand sanitiser and wearing a mask as required.

- Understand pavilion capacity limits may apply at the time of the Show. Once capacity is reached, gate will be closed for entry.

- Not attend the show if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are a close contact of someone who has tested positive and they are symptomatic, have visited a listed COVID-19 hotspot within 7 days of the Show date or for any other reason as outlined in the NSW Government COVID-19 Policy.

- Follow any and all additional COVID -19 requirements as released by the President, Secretary or HMSS Committee in accordance with NSW Government COVID-19 Policy.



Junior Judging

Individuals take part in judging 4 Merino ewes on a range of bases including conformation and wool quality just as they would if judging sheep in the show.

Their notes and scores are totalled and winners receive cash prizes along with gaining their name plate on the Don McNeill Perpetual Trophy.


We offer two age groups, under 12s for young stock men and women and 12 to 25 year olds for those who are up and coming in the industry.

Both age divisions see large numbers of competitors each year and the Junior Judging is always well supported.

Entry is $5 and all entries are taken with the Secretary on Show Day

Blade Shearing

Blades in hand competitors show off their talents on the main showing floor, head to head, in the Ian Munro Blade Shearing Competition.

Shearers are judged on cleanliness, time and overall quality of their fleeces and are awarded cash and prizes for coming out on top.

In past years the Hay Merino Sheep Show has been very fortunate to have top quality blade shearers Courtney Sutherland and John Dalla both compete in & judge the competition.

Entry is $5 and all entries are taken with the secretary on Show Day

Food & Drink

Local Hay community groups offer a range of breakfast and lunch items all day for your enjoyment.

All funds raised are retained by the local groups. Selections include bacon and egg rolls for breakfast, tea & coffee, soups, BBQ lunch items, sandwiches, slices, cakes and more.

Stalls and Exhibits

Over the years we've hosted many different exhibits which have included, shearing supplies, clothing and accessories, wool buyers, livestock agents, weighing and fencing equipment and much more.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the Committee ask you to discuss potential stall places by contacting the Secretary.