Community Clubs at the Showground
The Showground is currently utilised by several community clubs on a permanent basis every week.
Meetings of the Showground Clubs are held regularly at the Showground.
Fairfield Harness Racing and Agricultural Limited (FHR&A) held their first trotting gymkhana at Fairfield Showground on 2 October 1954. Now FHR&A has over 100 members, and organises all trotting activities at Fairfield Showground.
Approximately 2 to 3 TAB harness race meetings are now held every year which are broadcast live throughout Australia. Harness racing meetings can be held any day of the week with approximately 100 horses competing. The average crowd is between 300 and 3,000 people.
Sports betting is also conducted on site. The Betting Auditorium is currently open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Cumberland Racing Pigeon Federation commenced in 1977 and has over 400 members. They use the Exhibition Hall and the car parks for loading the transporters, basketing and clock setting for their races. On pigeon racing nights the Federation use the car park in front of Turnstile 1, where approximately 100 to 450 members come and go during 7pm to 10.30pm on an average of 30 nights per year between May and September.
The club commenced in 1976 and has a membership of 280 people. Training for Dog Obedience on Tuesday, Agility on Wednesday and Flyball on Thursday takes place throughout the week between 7pm and 9pm in the area adjacent to the Steam Trains. Trial days are held on Sundays on a weekend with a crowd of over 200 visitors. The club has use of the nearby Deerbush Dog Training Clubhouse opposite the training grounds.
The Fairfield and District Gemstone Club commenced in 1967, has 32 members. The club has use of the Gemstone clubhouse which was erected at the Showground in 1965. The building is used by members for meetings and as a workshop approximately twice a week. Activities include, displays of gemstones and decorative rock-forming minerals, gemstone polishing and ornament making classes.
Secretary – Annette Capiron
(M) 0401 141 492
The Pigeon Fanciers Society has 313 members. Meetings are held in the Poultry Pavilion on the third Tuesday of the month from 7pm to 11pm. Shows of young birds, pigeon specials, the Eastern Classic and Open Days are held.
These groups meet in the Pavilion on the second Sunday of the month from 1pm to 5pm. An annual show and open days are held.
The Western District Live Steamers Co-op commenced in 1972 and has 56 members. This co-operative has use of an area of land in the western part of the Showground, and a storage shed which is also used as a clubhouse. Approximately 1,500 metres of train track has been laid on which members run scale model steam trains.
They operate trains for the public on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month between 10am and 3pm only. The railway is also available for parties at other times and days.
Western Sydney Cycling Network (WSCN) accepts donations of disused bicycles which are repaired and maintained by members for community use. The network also hosts free community rides every Thursday and on the first Sunday of each month, which depart from the WSCN clubhouse near Moonlight Road. The network meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the WSCN clubhouse at Fairfield Showground. Open times are 10am to noon on Sundays, and 9am to 4pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
A Council controlled horticultural nursery at the Showground is the main source of local endemic plants, which provides up to 100,000 plants and grasses for Council projects.