Ready, set, Show time

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This year is the 140th year of the Corowa Show and it is shap­ing up to be an ex­cit­ing fun-filled day with plenty of en­ter­tain­ment and ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages.

The Show’s tra­di­tional fea­tures will again be present, on top of some new and ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

It is now time to get your en­tries in as sec­re­tary Jan McKenna will be in the of­fice at the Corowa Show­grounds ev­ery day from Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8 at 11am to 4.30pm each day.

Show sched­ules are avail­able from Hunters, Corowa In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, Gyles Newsagency, NRMA and South Corowa Coun­try Store, Ruther­glen Craft Shop and also McNa­ma­ras in Ruther­glen. The Sched­ule can also be found on the web­page here: www. corowashow.com.

So why not try your hand at mak­ing jams, jel­lies, pick­les and sauces or cakes and en­ter them into this year’s Corowa Show?

You can also en­ter your craft, knit­ting, cro­chet­ing, dress­mak­ing or em­broi­dery creation.

This year there is some­thing new. Knit or cro­chet an adult beanie, en­ter it into the Show and then all adult bean­ies will be do­nated to Hill­top Carer Ac­com­mo­da­tion at Al­bury.

Chil­dren’s bean­ies will be do­nated to Maya’s Rest at Yass who of­fer, free of charge, re­spite care for par­ents of se­ri­ously ill chil­dren or who have suf­fered the death of a child.

Why not ran­sack your gar­den for fruit and veg­eta­bles and pick your favourite flow­ers? And don’t for­get the eggs – all will be judged to find the best of the best at the Show.

For the artis­tic types there is paint­ing, draw­ing, sculp­tures and pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hibits as well.

Some­thing new, this year you can bring your poul­try to the Show and if you like, you may sell them with a five per cent com­mis­sion go­ing to the Show So­ci­ety.

There will be four ‘sheep and poul­try’ com­pe­ti­tions – long wool sheep, short wool sheep, fleece and poul­try.

Bring your sheep and fleece and en­ter them into the Show, with prize money be­ing of­fered for cham­pion and re­serve cham­pion in dif­fer­ent breeds of sheep. Also on of­fer is prize money for Cham­pion Sheep of Show and the most suc­cess­ful ex­hi­bi­tion in the sheep sec­tion.

The Horse arena is once again hav­ing the child’s ring with prize money to the value of $1,000 and the ring­mas­ter, Sara Love, has an­other great day or­gan­ised with horse rings of­fer­ing sashes, gar­lands and prize money. Also, there is a Pony Club ring and a fun ring for all Pony Club mem­bers.

And of course the Showgirl/boy com­pe­ti­tion will once again be held at 1.30pm in the grand­stand, reg­is­ter your in­ter­est from 11.30am – 12.45pm with the stew­ards in front of the grand­stand.

The an­i­mal nurs­ery will be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent this year with Hay Ho manag­ing the an­i­mal nurs­ery and there will be lots of an­i­mals for you to hold and cud­dle.

Also new to the Show this year, come dressed as your favourite movie char­ac­ter and pa­rade at 11am – with the win­ner for best dressed also to be an­nounced on the day.

Ms McKenna said she is “ex­cited” for this year’s show and re­ally wanted to up the ante in terms of at­mos­phere, de­cid­ing to take on the movie char­ac­ter dress theme.

The Show will be opened by Joshua Thorn- ton, gold medal win­ner at the Com­mon­wealth Games in 2018, so come and have a talk and a pic­ture taken with him.

Great en­ter­tain­ment will be on of­fer all day free of charge. The Fruit Fly Cir­cus will be of­fer­ing three work­shops over the day so you can learn how to juggle, hula hoop and per­form lots of cir­cus tricks.

Bub­ble Muf­fin has two en­ter­tain­ing shows over the day, teach­ing kids about healthy eat­ing ideas and also pro­vid­ing the op­por­tu­nity for cu­ri­ous minds to learn and in­ves­ti­gate dif­fer­ent foods in a fun way.

Scott Stunz, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional co­me­dian, will have four magic shows dur­ing the day and he will leave you stunned with amaze­ment and com­edy in­tel­lect.

The climb­ing wall is back again at the Show and you can climb all day free of charge.

There will also be show bags, show rides, a va­ri­ety of stalls to look at, a sausage siz­zle, food vans and you can, of course, sit down in the din­ing room un­der the grand­stand to en­joy a cup of tea and some­thing to eat.

En­try to the Show is $10 per adult, $5.00 for con­ces­sion, $2.00 for those be­tween six – 16 years of age and free for those un­der six.

As you en­ter the gates you will be given a ticket, write your name and phone num­ber on the back of the ticket and place it in the con­tainer out­side the sec­re­tary’s of­fice and at 3.30pm we will draw the win­ner of the gate prize.

The gate prize this year is two nights’ ac­com­mo­da­tion at ClubMul­wala, plus two $25.00 vouch­ers to spend in the club.

Go and look at the Corowa Show web­page at www.corowashow.com and see what you would like to en­ter with your cre­ativ­ity, as well as find out spe­cific reg­u­la­tions for each com­pe­ti­tion.

En­tries close on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12 at 4.30pm.

The 140th edi­tion of the Corowa Show is set to be jam-packed and full of en­ter­tain­ment. Don’t miss out.

There will be three Fly­ing Fruit Fly Cir­cus work­shops through­out the show for you to learn a host of new cir­cus tricks.

Bub­ble Muf­fin will teach kids about healthy eat­ing ideas.

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