Ac­tiv­i­ties galore to en­ter­tain at show

Waitaki Herald - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

Coun­try will again come to town when the 152nd North Otago A&P show gets un­der­way on Fri­day, at the North Otago A&P Show­grounds.

There will be cham­pi­onship stock for judg­ing as well as dis­plays, demon­stra­tions and plenty of other qual­ity en­ter­tain­ment to keep show-go­ers oc­cu­pied.

The grow­ing na­tion­wide trend of pro­duc­ing your own food and prod­ucts has def­i­nitely been re­flected in the num­ber of en­tries for the highly com­pet­i­tive home in­dus­tries sec­tion, which has had to be ex­panded in re­cent years to ac­com­mo­date the higher num­ber of en­tries across all classes.

Al­ways popular, the trade space will ac­com­mo­date ex­hibitors pro­mot­ing their prod­ucts and ser­vices to show-go­ers as they me­an­der their way through the trade space en­joy­ing the dis­plays.

Fri­day night is ‘‘show night’’ where the public, com­peti­tors and ex­hibitors come to­gether and en­joy a re­laxed evening of fun and en­ter­tain­ment in a car­ni­val at­mos­phere. Great rides, de­li­cious car­ni­val food and plenty to see are the or­der of the evening, and will be sure to have ev­ery­one primed to en­joy Satur­day’s events.

While Satur­day’s pro­gramme of­fi­cially be­gins at 8am, many of the ex­hibitors will have been up for hours get­ting their ex­hibits look­ing their very best for judg­ing dur­ing the day.

There will be plenty for spec­ta­tors to see through­out the day from showjump­ing and pet lambs and calves with their pint­sized han­dlers, to prizewin­ning sheep and cat­tle and work­ing dogs be­ing put through their paces.

Chil­dren are well catered for and able to be­come fully in­volved in the fun of the show. A large num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties and games have been or­gan­ised to keep them oc­cu­pied. Many of thegames and ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able have a dis­tinctly whole­some, old-fash­ioned, straight-off-the-farm feel, and you can be guar­an­teed the chil­dren will have a blast.

The Grand Pa­rade at 3pm is al­ways a sight to be­hold, and is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for towndwellers to see large num­bers of dif­fer­ent types of live­stock all to­gether in the one area.

At just $25 en­try for a fam­ily plus car, the North Otago A and P show makes for a fan­tas­tic fam­ily day out with so much to see and do.

Bring a pic­nic, or sam­ple the yummy car­ni­val fare – the choice is yours.

Show day: The North Otago A&P Show is a great day out on the lo­cal cal­en­dar.

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