Coun­try shows

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - FRONT PAGE -

NOTH­ING says fam­ily fun like a clas­sic coun­try show, and that is ex­actly what you will find at this year’s Alexan­dra An­nual Spring Show.

Cel­e­brat­ing 135 years, the event is promis­ing to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

Held on Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, the show will in­clude all those things you would ex­pect to find, such as horse events, var­i­ous cat­tle breeds on dis­play, poul­try com­pe­ti­tions, work­ing dog tri­als, dairy goat com­pe­ti­tions and a meat goat com­pe­ti­tion.

There is also a new art el­e­ment in the wool sec­tion to en­cour­age peo­ple of all ages to be ac­tively in­volved - the com­pe­ti­tion is called “Ewe can do it” and is open to all ages and abil­i­ties to cre­ate a flock of Mur­rindindi Made Sheep for all to ad­mire.

The Ladies’ Pav­il­ion will be packed full of com­pe­ti­tion en­tries in­clud­ing jams, chut­neys and pre­serves, along with cakes, hand­craft, wood­work, lo­cal pro­duce and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

The Alexan­dra An­nual Spring Show is one of the few to hold a dairy goat com­pe­ti­tion, and this year a meat goat com­pe­ti­tion that will be judged by the crowd on the day.

Of course, if goats don’t tickle your fancy there is also the an­i­mal nurs­ery – filled with all man­ner of baby cuties, from duck­lings to chick­ens, piglets to lambs.

There will be a rov­ing bal­loon­ist, lots of free kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties, and the much loved pet pa­rade.

So if you are look­ing for a fun day out, leave aside Novem­ber 10 and get along to the 135th Alexan­dra An­nual Spring Show.

PLENTY FOR ALL: There is plenty to see and do at the up­com­ing Alexan­dra Spring Show – in­clud­ing live demon­stra­tions from Mans­field’s le­gendary Stu Bryant.

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