The 2014 Annual Hunter Olive Show
The Hunter Olive Show resumed this year after a gap of one year. It is now the only regional olive show in NSW.
It is the committee’s firm intention to continue to hold and develop this show. We will continue to endeavour to make entry fees affordable to encourage a wide range of participants.
For this year the judging date was later in the year than we prefer, in part to avoid a clash with the date of the AOA conference coincidently held in the Hunter Valley. For 2015 we will hold the show a little earlier during October.
This year we had 68 entries with good support for EVOO entries and Table product entries. The soap category was the only area where there was a shortage of entries. Especially pleasing has been the strong number of entries from non-Hunter Valley producers. This is a trend that we strongly wish to continue, whilst still encouraging more local entries.
The judging was held on a very hot Saturday, relieved in the late afternoon by a classic cooling but loud thunderstorm.
I would like to thank all exhibitors who entered their products in our Show this year. Your efforts and support are very much appreciated.
Many of our regular judges joined us again this year. These people come from the olive industry and associated occupations. The complex nature of the Hunter Valley Show with many different product classes requires our judges to be flexible and multiskilled. Many thanks to our judges who have given their time to support the show.
We at the Hunter Olive Association greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors.
Finally, I wish to thank members of the Hunter Olive Association who have given up a great deal of time organising the Show, helping on judging day and with data entry.
Thank you to our Sponsors
- Adina Vineyard & Olive Grove
- Ace Ohlsson
- Hunter Bottling Company
- Plasdene Glass-Pak
- The Olive Centre
- Hunter Water and Irrigation
- Town and Country Tractors
- The Hunter Olive Association