An­nual show a month away

Myrtleford Times - - Front Page - BY TATE SPI­TERI

FRESH ideas and a re­ju­ve­nated ap­proach are set to launch the Myrtle­ford Show into an ex­cit­ing 71st in­stal­ment.

The event which is the only one of its kind in the Alpine Shire, will re­turn on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 with gourmet food, wine and beer, an in­au­gu­ral cheese mak­ing com­pe­ti­tion, a fe­male wood chop divi­sion and team pen­ning event set to be added at­trac­tions this year.

Myrtle­ford Show sec­re­tary Lis Mee­han said it was pleas­ing that the show­grounds arena would be able to be put to use through the Alpine Re­gional Horse­man’s As­so­ci­a­tion (ARHA) Team Pen­ning.

“It will re­ally add to the show, it’s a fan­tas­tic arena and ev­ery­one says that the Myrtle­ford Show­grounds is the most spec­tac­u­lar, so too have some­thing hap­pen­ing there will be great,” she said.

“The food and wine vil­lage and craft beer over­look­ing the arena with things hap­pen­ing in there will be fan­tas­tic.”

Or­gan­i­sa­tion of this year’s show was as­sisted by a new ju­nior com­mit­tee that has added vi­brancy and a youth­ful eye to the prepa­ra­tions.

“They ap­proached us to have a ju­nior com­mit­tee which was fan­tas­tic, we took that on board and are sup­port­ing them too,” Mrs Mee­han said.

“They are two young lo­cals from Scots School that are in­ter­ested in sup­port­ing the show.”

Char­lie the Shearer - who last year ap­peared on the tele­vi­sion show Lit­tle Big Shots - will re­turn along with other kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing arts and crafts, Tiny Tots Show and an an­i­mal nursey.

A dog jump­ing com­pe­ti­tion is also sure to ex­cite many along with an im­proved agri­cul­tural ma­chin­ery dis­play.

The SES, CFA and po­lice will also be in at­ten­dance with in­for­ma­tion and demon­stra­tions.

Tim McCurdy (MLA, Ovens Val­ley) will of­fi­cially open the show that will also again fea­ture a per­for­mance from the band Folk with Poke.

“We are hop­ing to build on last year’s mo­men­tum again with these new edi­tions and hope­fully the weather is kind too us,” Mrs Mee­han said.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to sub­mit en­tries into any of the com­pe­ti­tions visit www.the­myrtle­ford­

CUT­TING EDGE EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: Af­ter re­turn­ing last year the wood chop has re­mained on the bill at the Myrtle­ford Show for 2018.

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