Ready, set, Show time
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.