Show fun this weekend

By Southern Riverina News

It’s show time again in Berrigan with the 121st annual event to be held at the showgrounds on Sunday.

With fine weather forecast, all the fun and action will begin early and the official opening will be held at 2pm.

Show president Neville Dalgliesh said the committee was pleased to have Berrigan Shire Mayor Matt Hannan to the officially open the event.

Also attending the official opening will be The Land 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Showgirl and 2018 Walbundrie Showgirl Stephanie Clancy and Agricultural Societies Council (ASC) vice president Jill Chapman from the Hay Show.

Youngsters have an extra reason to look forward to the Berrigan Show with the junior show judging, which is to be held at 12.30pm.

Judging sections are as follows: Miss and Master Tiny Tot (3 to 5 years), Miss Spring (6 to 8 years), Master Stockman (6 to 8 years), Miss Junior Showgirl (9 to 11 years), Miss Teenager (12 to 14 years) and Miss Intermediate (15 to 17 years).

Entrants are asked to register by noon and entry is $2 per child.

This year, Berrigan Show has announced a number of free entertainment options.

The Kids Zone will be back and will include Professor Wallace’s Puppet Theatre and Hay Ho Animal Nursery.

Walter Whip and The Flames will bring his performing arts and fire whip show, and also attending will be Mr Biscuit and his stunning balloon sculptures, and Inflatables R Us with fun inflatables like the Mechanical Bull, and Cheeky Smiles Face Painting and local Henna by Azeesa.

In the pavilion, the pick of the region’s cooking, needlework, preserves, wool, farm produce, photography, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, cut flowers, woodwork, and district children’s school work will be on display.

Most entries close this Friday, October 4 at 5pm at the show office. Check with the office for further details on specific competition closures.

A five ring horse program and showjumping will be conducted throughout the day.

This year, Berrigan Show is holding a Festival of Wheels with show goers able to vote for the best overall car, truck and motorcycle in the People’s Choice Award.

Two Berrigan Rural Fire Service trucks will also attend with volunteers on hand to show-off the emergency vehicles and take expressions of interest in becoming a volunteer firefighter.

A Berrigan Show family membership is $30 and entitles entry into the showground for two adults and school age children 16 years and under and a single membership is $15.

General admission prices are: Adults – $15; pensioner – $5; children (10 to 16 years) – $5; children under 10 – free.

Everyone who gets a ticket also goes in the running to win a cash gate prize of $100 which will be drawn on show day at 4pm at the secretary’s office.