Activities galore to entertain at show
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.