Show­time on Sun­day

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One of the big­gest an­nual events in the area will take place this Sun­day at the Fin­ley Show­grounds.

Brought to you by the ded­i­cated mem­bers of the Fin­ley Show So­ci­ety, the 101st Show will no doubt be an event to be re­mem­bered.

It prom­ises to be as spec­tac­u­lar as ever with free horse and car­riage rides, util­ity dog tri­als, whip crack­ing and car­toon por­traits. This year there will also be a guinea pig com­pe­ti­tion.

All the usual events are on again in­clud­ing an an­i­mal nurs­ery and side show al­ley. The horse events and show jump­ing will kick off from 8.30am. The pav­il­ion will open at 9am with all the usual classes in cut flow­ers, gar­den pro­duce, cook­ery, pho­tog­ra­phy, arts and crafts sec­tions, dec­o­rated gum­boot, Lego and scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion. Fin­ley Bak­ery and Patis­serie will pro­vide cup­cake dec­o­rat­ing in the main pav­il­ion at noon.

Show pa­trons are in­vited to tour the agri­cul­tural pur­suits such as fleeces, poul­try, sheep, dairy and beef cat­tle.

Start­ing at 10.45am will be judg­ing for the Tiny Tots, Miss and Master Spring and Miss Teen com­pe­ti­tions. En­try will be on the day with judg­ing based on gen­eral ap­pear­ance, de­port­ment, groom­ing, dress sense and per­son­al­ity. Meet the Se­nior Show­girl win­ner. Don’t for­get that Lady of the Day and Fa­ther of the Day ti­tles are also up for grabs. Plus the win­ner of 2018 VAS Ju­nior Show Am­bas­sador will be an­nounced.

There will also be the South­ern Rive­rina Ve­hi­cle and Machin­ery Club dis­play.

For the young and young at heart there is en­ter­tain­ment ga­lore in­clud­ing face paint­ing.

You can in­dulge in de­li­cious show snacks in­clud­ing twist potato, pizza, donuts, Dutch pan­cakes, lol­lies, fairy floss and ice creams and be sure to get a show bag. There will also be food avail­able all day from Fin­ley Cricket Club, Fin­ley Lit­tle Ath­let­ics, Mur­ray Hut CWA and John Milne for Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis.

There will be a gate prize of a flat screen tele­vi­sion. Make sure you put your ticket in the box at the sec­re­tary’s of­fice be­fore 2pm.

At 2.30pm, the of­fi­cial open­ing will be fol­lowed by the grand pa­rade and an­nounc­ing the win­ner of the Wynne Hawkins Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons and the lucky gate prize.

Af­ter the pa­rade there will be Fa­ther’s Day Games.

En­tries for the pav­il­ion must be in to the show of­fice this Fri­day with all pho­tog­ra­phy en­tries de­liv­ered by 4.30pm Thurs­day. Check the sched­ule for the dates and times, as late en­tries will not be ac­cepted. Pav­il­ion en­tries are a great chance to show off your skill or test your­self against some of the most tal­ented mem­bers of our com­mu­nity.

Don’t miss this op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the thrill of see­ing your work on dis­play. The most out­stand­ing pav­il­ion ex­hibit will take home the Joyce Yeo Memo­rial Award and $75 with the re­serve cham­pion earn­ing $25.

There is some­thing for ev­ery­one at this year’s Fin­ley Show. Ev­ery­one is in­vited to go along and en­joy what one of the best shows in the south-west re­gion has to of­fer. Tick­ets at the gate are $30 for a fam­ily, $15 for adults, $10 for aged pen­sion­ers, $5 for chil­dren 6-17 years, chil­dren un­der six are free.

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