Show still strong one century on
The 100th annual Northampton District Agricultural Show drew large crowds at the weekend, with perfect weather and plenty of entertainment on offer for all who came along.
A knock-out performance by WA singer-songwriter and Foxtel 2017 Country Music Channel Female Australian Artist of the Year Award winner Chelsea Basham was one of the biggest attractions.
Other drawcards included wood chopping competitions, a freestyle motocross demonstration, a billy-cart race and showjumping.
Show secretary Dianne Hulme said the day was a huge success.
“It was probably the biggest and best show we’ve ever had,” she said.
“Everything was a highlight and we had a lot of great entertainment.”
The pavilion was packed to the rafters, with a huge array of prizes handed out in a variety of competitions.
J. and A. O’Brien won the Agricultural Society’s silver cup for the highest aggregate points in all sections of the show, with G. and J. Armstrong taking second place.
Emily Broadhurst took out the W.M. Suckling Memorial Silver Cup for highest aggregate points in all Pavilion Sections, followed by runner-up Chloe Henville.
Mrs Broadhurst also claimed the Northampton Family Store Trophy for highest aggregate points in the baking section, and the Judith Bridgeman Trophy for highest points in the cooking section for an exhibitor aged under 25.
Sheryle Hicks claimed the W.R.J. Patrick Memorial Prize for highest aggregate points in vegetables, fruit and home produce.
J. & A. O’Brien also won the Geraldton Guardian Trophy for highest aggregate points in the poultry section.
Walkindyer Poll Merino Stud won the Northampton Stud Breeders Perpetual Cup for highest aggregate points in the sheep section.
Kevin Beckman won the Northampton Family Store Trophy for best collection of vegetables, while Kevin Chisholm claimed the Glenys Teakle Memorial Trophy for highest aggregate points in the fruit section.
Glenda Johnson won the S.W. Bridgeman Memorial Trophy for highest aggregate points in all flower sections, while the Iris Bridgeman Trophy for highest aggregate points in cut flowers went to Glenda Johnson.
Joan Teakle won the R.W. & E.M. Taylor Trophy for highest aggregate points in table floral art.