Green Ponds Progress Association
TASMANIA PTY LTD
The Kempton Festival Big Day Out is a project of the Green Ponds Progress Association promoting the rural activities in the area as well as food and beverages produced locally and is proudly supported by Old Kempton Distillery, the Southern Midlands Council and Livestock Consulting Tasmania Pty Ltd.
Kempton Festival 2023
The annual Kempton Festival and Sheep Racing Championships is organised each year by the Kempton Festival Committee, a committee under the Green Ponds Progress Association. Over the last few years, the Festival has grown to be a popular event in the area. The Sheep Racing is a unique event and a lot of fun - you can even place a bet on your sheep! The day offers a lot of fun entertainment, activities and displays for the whole family. In 2023, as well as the sheep racing there will be: ducks and dogs, flying paws, sheep shearing demonstrations, lamb barbecue competition, sheaf and gumboot tossing competitions, barrel rolling, ferret racing, line dancing (which you can join in with), side shows, children's activities (including the popular Tas Laser Skirmish), market stall, food and drink stall and lots more. An ATM will also be available at the festival site. Entry is by gold coin donation and all profits go back into the Kempton community. This is a great opportunity for visitors and locals to enjoy the festival and explore the lovely historic town of Kempton.
Australia Day Award recognition for the Kempton Festival.
The Green Ponds Progress Association and the Festival Sub-Committee are thrilled that the 2020 Festival has been selected as the recipient of the Southern Midlands Council Australia Day "Community Event of the Year" award. This is a great achievement for the small group of hard working volunteers who make this happen every year.
The Progress Association would specifically like to recognise John Hay who has recently retired form the Association and Committee and his wife Sandra who sadly passed away late last year. John and Sandra have been involved with the Festival over a number of years and Sandra was the brains behind the lamb cook-off and getting Sam Kekovich (Australian Lambassador) to the festival. She will be very much missed.
A great family day at the Kempton Festival - check out all the photo's
Setting up for the day
Premier Will Hodgman, Mayor Tony Bisdee being taken to the Festival in a horse drawn carriage
Keeping cool on a warm day.
Setting up for the day