On 24th October 1925, members of the Gresford community attended a meeting in the Brosie's rooms at East Gresford to develop a society aimed at the agricultural, horticulture and pastoral interest within the area. The association was first know as the "Allyn and Paterson Rivers and District Agricultural Horticultural and Pastoral Association".
On 20th May 1927, the first show commenced at the Showground at East Gresford. The show produced a strong turnout with strong entries across all sections of the show.
In August 1928, the committee decided be known as the Gresford District Agricultural Horticultural and Pastoral Society, and then in later years it was renamed to the Gresford District Agricultural Society (GDAS) Incorporate as it remains today.
In March 2019, GDAS will hold their 87th Annual Show at Gresford Showground. Our program now includes over 270 horse show classes, a very competitive camp draft, , as well as a variety of stud and commercial cattle classes, and a pavilion hosting a variety of arts, crafts and cooking displays in our pavilion.
GDAS OFFICE BEARERS
Mr C Dooley
Mr R Francis
Mr G Hudson OAM
Mr Alwyn Kelehear
MR Robert Richardson
Mr Tim Capp
Mr Mick Kealy and Mr Paul Dooley
Mr Angus Uren
Mr Rob Ryan and Mrs Leona Clements
Mrs Rosalie Lawrence
Ms Verity Lawrence
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