Myrtleford Times

OCTOBER 23 MYRTLEFORD SHOWTIME

- By NATHAN DE VRIES

THE date for the 73rd annual Myrtleford Show has been set, with the Myrtleford and District Agricultur­al and Pastoral Society confirming the popular event will be held at the showground­s on Saturday, October 23.

Show committee president, Debbie Geddes, said the show will be bigger and better than ever, especially since the event was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID restrictio­ns.

“We’ve been meeting every month and we’ve sort of locked in everything for the show,” she said.

“We’ve got pretty much the same that we have every year.

“We’ve got to hear back from the speedway, as they’re going to have a twilight performanc­e after the show on show day.

“We’re going to have horse events and we’re actually going to have a bushman’s challenge.

“In the pavilion we’ll have the cooking and flowers, our crafts, our junior primary art display and cattle and woodchoppi­ng.

“Because a lot of people have been stuck home for the last 12 months, we’re trying to make it bigger and better and more appealing to everyone in the family.”

Ms Geddes said the entire committee was extremely proud for being able to organise the event for the town.

“Everyone feels good putting a show together that people enjoy coming to,” she said.

“For the community I think it’ll be good for us all to get together and attend a show in Myrtleford because a lot of events have been cancelled.”

Committee secretary Liz Meehan shared Ms Geddes’ excitement, and said to expect a big show this year.

“Planning is well underway and we’ve got great things coming,” she said.

“Thanks to the grant for our new cattle ramps and pens we’re hoping for more entries than ever this year, and we’ve confirmed judge and entertaine­r Pete Denahy will perform.”

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 ?? PHOTO: Leah Anderson-Byrne ?? SAVE THE DATE: Liz Meehan and the entire organising committee are excited to bring back the Myrtleford Show on Saturday, October 23.
PHOTO: Leah Anderson-Byrne SAVE THE DATE: Liz Meehan and the entire organising committee are excited to bring back the Myrtleford Show on Saturday, October 23.

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