Myrtleford Show’s 71st edition dubbed “huge success”
MYRTLEFORD Show Secretary, Lis Meehan, has dubbed the 71st instalment of the Alpine Shire’s biggest agricultural celebration a “huge success” after well over 2000 people walked through the gates on the weekend.
Kids and families enjoyed the carnival atmosphere that was made even better by a glorious spring day.
“It absolutely went very well,” Ms Meehan said.
“A lot of people have come up and said it was one of the best shows for many years, the weather was lovely which was a great help and the gate (takings) was up.”
The show included many more attractions and stalls with the Camp Drafting, team penning event put on by the Alpine Regional Horseman’s Association a highlight.
Ms Meehan said the event also featured more cattle than ever before while the animal nursery was constantly busy.
Show-goers were also treated to a great thrill at the conclusion of the action packed day as 200 spectators watched a Kelpie jump a huge 2.47m to win the dog jumping event.
Ms Meehan said she hoped the Show could continue gain- ing momentum going forward into 2019.
“It’s in the building phase and we are currently working very hard to improve the event, our purpose is to build it up to turn it into a really big spectacle,” she said.
“We were back in (Monday) doing all the tidying up and thank-you’s and then we will have a meeting in November.”
The committee will then take a well-earned break following a celebration event before Christmas with key stakeholders and organisers invited.
“This is a completely volunteer run event, no one is paid so I think we put in a pretty darn good effort,” Ms Meehan said.
“A big thank you must go to the committee and all the members and friends who came the week before to help set up and get ready.
“Thanks must also go to the stewards and judges who do such a wonderful job with the produce, photography, art and craft, cooking, horticulture, horse events and all the animals.”
Next year’s instalment of the show will take place on October 26 with prospective helpers encouraged to contact the committee on firstname.lastname@example.org.