Ag show crowds vote with their feet
The Albany Agricultural Show was a success last weekend, drawing thousands of people to the grounds.
This year marked 123 years of the family-friendly day and the second year in the new facilities on Cockburn Road.
While attendee numbers were still to be calculated at time of print, Albany Agricultural Society secretary Carolyn Cockayne said organisers estimated more than 16,000 people had been through the gates.
“Overall it went even better than last year because we had less problems on the ground and all feedback we received has been positive, with people making plans for next year already,” she said.
“The new food hall was a major success with a great place for people to sit down and enjoy something to eat.
“I’d like to thank all our grounds crew and the contractors that work so hard, and without them we would really have been stuck.”
The new addition of the Ewe to You challenge was deemed a success, with crowds surrounding wool spinners
throughout both days. A spectacular fireworks display on Friday night was a show highlight.
Aleah Hiilinen, Cameron Tindale-Davies and Georgina Bennett.
Jo Cole and Caris Poole.
Tim Waite and his son Hudson, 3.
Gail Tangney with her reserve champion gold sebright hen.
Connor Burrow with his two-year-old Simmental bull.
Jordan Fairall and Liam Rodd enjoy the Supa Sizzler.
Hugo Rigall with some lambs.
Alirah Coyne with a newly hatched chick.