Week­end is full of ac­tion

Shepparton News - - WEEKEND WHAT WE LOVE -

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.

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