Annual show a month away
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.themyrtlefordshow.com.au.
CUTTING EDGE ENTERTAINMENT: After returning last year the wood chop has remained on the bill at the Myrtleford Show for 2018.