Spring Carnival fun for everyone
The countdown is on for this year’s Matamata A&P Spring Carnival Show which will take place at 129 Station Rd (on the boundary of Eldonwood) on Sunday, October 7.
Matamata A&P executive committee member Lisa Chittick said there would be something for everyone at the event.
Show president Ian Smith will defend his title. Last year his prize cow took the prestigious All Breeds Champion Dairy Cow award, so his preparations are in full swing.
New Zealand is hosting the World Mounted Games in March 2013, and the Matamata A&P Spring Carnival Mounted Games section is a great stepping stone for those who will be competing on the world stage in just a few months.
It is a brilliant spectator sport with high speed and daredevil antics.
There will be lots of trade stores where local businesses get to exhibit their products. There are still some spaces available.
For those school children preparing a calf, lamb or goat for their school Ag Days, there will be the extra opportunity for them to show their animals.
Dairy goat section competitors are looking forward to the show and are showing this year under a well known South Island judge, Margaret Prattley.
Matamata Country Music Club has jumped on board and there will be plenty of club members on stage entertaining the crowd.
Other entertainment will be provided by Aspire Dance Academy and Matamata’s local leisure marching groups, Kaimai Guards and Kaimai Rangers to name a few.
Loads of fun activities and rides for the kids will also be available and plenty of yummy food plus everyone’s show favourite – candy floss, yes proper candy floss on a stick!
The equestrian section of the Spring Carnival has always drawn huge numbers to the show from around the Waikato region.
One of the major drawcards to the event is the Sheep Dog Trials and popular trialist Allan Smith will once again be in charge. The Sheep Dog Trials attract huge audience numbers every year.