Showtime on Sunday
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.