Show set for another bumper year
MOUNT Perry Show organisers are preparing for another bumper year, after 2014 brought more than 1600 visitors and more than 1300 pavilion entries to the show.
Show society secretary Kerry Bettiens said the show continued to grow each year.
“This year’s drawcard is the Anzac theme – it’s a one-off celebration for the centenary (and) it should attract a good crowd,” Ms Bettiens said.
“I’m all excited and there is more anticipation towards the show events.”
Ms Bettiens said upgrades to the showgrounds included improvements in the cattle area, extra seating around the ring area and pavilion, and a new display cabinet for the pavilion.
The pavilion will be full of entries, ranging from fine art, flowers and floral art, cooking, jams and preserves, farm produce, needlework and crafts.
“A lot of show societies do their judging the day before, but we’re still accepting entries until 8.45am show day,” Ms Bettiens said.
“It’s really good for people visiting the area as they can drop them off before the show and pick them up at the end of the day.”
Regular entrant Margaret Mollenhagen was planning to enter cooking, jams and produce for about her 30th consecutive year.
“I’ve got to talk to my two grandsons (aged 10 and 8) to enter,” Mrs Mollenhagen said.
“There’s a lot of finger licking – and we’ve got to stop that first.”
Day events will include cutting events, team penning, working dog trials, stud and prime cattle judging, followed by young judges, hacks and show jumping.
Mt Perry’s speciality – woodchopping – will have a day and night program.
The night’s entertainment has something for all the family, with the dance music of Sly Ru, the freestyle motorbike display by Eljay and fireworks to light up the night sky.
For more details, phone Kerry on 4156 3200.