Weather shines for well-attended show
More than 10,000 people flocked to the Harvey Agricultural Show on Sunday in beautiful autumn weather. The hall was awash in colour with art and craft, produce, cooking and flowers. Cookernup green thumb Lois Blackburn pulled off a hat-trick, winning champion rose for the third year in a row.
THE new one day show format proved successful with numbers similar to last year’s two-day event.
Harvey Agricultural Society president Dom Fazzolari said the committee was happy with the day and the numbers.
“The afternoon was a bit quiet but after 5pm it was really packed,” he said.
“The night entertainment and the fireworks drew a big crowd and people enjoyed sitting down in front of the stage with food outlets nearby.”
The President’s Trophy for most points in the hall and the Patron’s Trophy for most points of all sections went to long-time competitor Pam Sharp, of Harvey, while Christine Fielder, also of Harvey, took out runner-up in the hall.
Bill Baljeu, of Boyanup, won champion bird and was runner-up for most points in all sections.
In the stud cattle section, Venturon Charolais, from Boyup Brook, enjoyed great success winning supreme cow, supreme bull and the coveted Alcoa beef classic.
More results in next week’s
Venturon Charolais co-owner Harris Thompson, of Boyup Brook, and handler Bianca Ransome are delighted with supreme champion cow Venturon Hillary and calf Venturon Maximum Impact.
Rosetta Alpacas owner Kevin Hall introduces Laura Nash, of Harvey, to his animals.
Anne Kumar, of Harvey, is delighted to win first prize in the WA wildflower class.
Margaret Eardley-Wilmot, of Binningup, won the WA Horticultural Council gardener award with this pot plant.
Wokalup girl Sienna Italiano, 8, won the under-9 beach theme class with her entry.
Brunswick twins Zakary and Zaviar Sutherland, 12, won most points in stamps and boy with most points in the children's section respectively.
Ray Kitchen, of Boyanup, shows his grand champion female, Carenda Palermo Bunti.
Tanus McKinnon, 2, of Pinjarra, checks out the bouncy castle.
Harvey girl Chelsea Oxford, 9, won best vase in her age group.
Cookernup boy Edward Hooper, 5, shows sisters Talisha, 11, and Laylah, 7, his contribution to the Harvey Primary School display.