Yarrawonga Spring Show Oct 6th 2018 Show success
The 2018 ClubMulwala Yarrawonga Mulwala Agricultural Show was a big hit on the weekend with crowd numbers up from last year and a great weekend had by all.
The weather turned up, new events attracted community folk and children of all ages combined to make this year’s show a great success on the last Friday and Saturday of the Victorian school holidays.
Yarrawonga & Border Agricultural & Pastoral Association treasurer Liz Cook said it was a fantastic two days and the show committee was happy with how the event transpired.
“We had a fantastic weekend and it was very successful which we are so happy to see,” Ms Cook said.
“The crowd numbers were up on last year and Friday was successful with a fair number of people at the showgrounds to see the dogs and horse events and through the gates later that night for the sideshow alleys.”
The introduction of the Mother/Daughter category in the show girl competition was also well received with a number of lovely ladies entering to take out the top honour.
Olympian and Commonwealth Games Table Tennis representative Heming Hu was a hit, with many youngsters lining up to take on the Australian star.
The show committee said numbers were slightly down on the sheep events and main pavilion, but the dog and horse events had a much larger number of entrant’s contest competition this year.
“The Wild Action Zoo with Zoologist Chris Humfrey was very popular as it usually is and he had crowds surrounding the stage eager to see which animal would be introduced next,” Ms Cook said.
“The number of entrants and onlookers for the reintroduced Woodchopping was fantastic as well as it was wildly popular with people of all ages.
“The tentpegging was another event that everyone got behind and enjoyed which was great to see and the ClubMulwala fireworks to end the show were magnificent, so we also want to thank them greatly.”
Similar to last year the show committee were happy to see the involvement of people of all ages, namely children to ensure the future of the show.
“It was just fantastic to see a number of children involved in competitions or just wandering around enjoying what was on offer, as the show association would like to build on the involvement of youth, so the show remains into the future and it really becomes their show,” Yarrawonga & Border Agricultural & Pastoral Association President John Wright said.
“We just want to say a huge thank-you to all of our wonderful sponsors as well as the businesses who donated vouchers and prizes.
“I would also like to thank all of the committee members who have worked so hard over the past months to put the show together.
“We had so many great events that proved popular and it gives us hope for the future of agricultural shows especially in Yarrawonga.
“We are looking forward to next year and hope for it to be even bigger and better.”
Winners of the Showgirl competition - Miss Intermediate Sienna Cox, Miss Teenager Olivia Corso, Miss Tiny Tot Pippa Ibbott, Master Tiny Tot Jack Bruce, Miss Junior Ava Hart and Mother/Daughter Allison and Ava Cummins.
The Yarrawonga Holiday Park, Mmokane contracting, Yarrawonga Mulwala Visitor Information Centre and YRAC sponsored Wood Chopping event was a great hit.
The Decorated Bikes competition was hotly contested again with decorations of all shapes and sizes adorning the front of the children’s transport.
Australian Table Tennis Champion and Olympian Heming Hu made a popular visit to the show. Local table tennis players including Amber Gower took the opportunity to challenge Heming to a game.