The first Warracknabeal Show was held on Friday, September 3, 1886, in a paddock near the Yarriambiack Creek. The move to the current site took place in 1889.
In a special edition of the Warracknabeal Herald, the first Show was pronounced 'a thorough success' and 'fully 1,500 people were present'.
The Show has been an annual event since its inception, excepting for 1940 when severe drought affected the region, and the outlook through World War II was at its worst.
Over the years, Exhibitors have had the choice to enter as many as 756 sections, and on one occasion, a staggering 2,609 entries were received!
Like to learn more about the history of the Warracknabeal Show? Visit the Warracknabeal Library, or contact the Secretary to source a copy of "A Hundred Warracknabeal Shows".