Weekend is full of action
It’s Shepparton Show weekend.
Kicking off yesterday, the show will run again today from 10 am to 10 pm.
Celebrating its 142nd year, the annual show will feature the usual agricultural exhibits as well as the thrills of Sideshow Alley with fairy AEoss, Dagwood Dogs, showbags, food and trade sites.
There will be plenty of free entertainment on offer including the Brophy Bros circus, Animals 2U nursery, a miniature highland cattle display, roving performers, a blacksmith, working dogs and emergency services displays.
Tickets cost $40 for a family (two adults and three children up to 15 years), $20 for adults, $15 for pensioners, $15 for secondary school students, $6 for primary school students and are free for children under Åve years.
The main action will be held at Shepparton Showgrounds, High St, Shepparton but the horse section will run today at Tatura Park Exhibition and Equestrian Complex, Hastie St, Tatura.
Classes begin at 8.30 am and the show is a Royal Show qualiÅer event as well as a qualiÅer for the Victorian Agricultural Society Saddle Horse Championships.
Also kicking off yesterday and running again today is the Dookie Military Vehicle Rally.
Celebrating its eighth year, the event features displays of Jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, armoured vehicles, military tents and equipment.
Entry is free for the event in Mary St, Dookie which runs from 10 am to 5 pm today.
A Spring Outdoor Living and Lifestyle Expo will be held in the Maude Street Mall today from 9 am to 4 pm.
With Rex Hunt as expo ringmaster, guests can enjoy all sorts of outdoor living attractions such as Åshing exhibits, boats, rods and reels. Entry to the event is free.
Keep the Åshing-theme going tomorrow with the Gone Fishing Day at Victoria Park Lake in Shepparton. From 10.30 am to 3 pm keen Åshers are encouraged to bring a chair and a rod and enjoy the activities on offer. There will be a free sausage sizzle for lunch and entry to the event is also free.
Head out to Tallygaroopna for a bargain tomorrow at the community garage sale and Men’s Shed open day. From 9 am to 1 pm the townspeople will be selling their goods.
The Merrigum History Walk will be conducted tomorrow from 1 pm to 3 pm beginning at the Merrigum Museum, Waverley Ave, Merrigum. The walk is free but admission to the museum and afternoon tea costs $5 for adults and is free for children.
Ron O’Connor (WWI 1914 French uniform) got into character at last year’s Dookie Military Vehicle Rally, which is on again today.