Roll up, roll up to the 139th Corowa Show on Sunday, October 8 and be part of all the great fun to be had.
All the traditional show activities will be returning this year, plus some new attractions.
The show committee has been busy preparing for the great family fun day, so be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss out of any of the attractions that take your fancy.
Corowa Show Secretary Jan McKenna said excitement was building as the weekend approached.
“We are looking forward to hosting another fantastic Corowa Show,” she said.
“It will be an exciting day with plenty of showbags, food, sideshow alley rides and the many varied stalls on offer to our attendees.
“Once again we have another great gate prize up for grabs so come along, support the show and just have a great spring day with your loved ones.”
The entry price for the traditional show competition categories has been dropped back down to 50 cents for those wishing to enter.
Jan said the committee was excited to add some new performers this year and also welcome back the climbing wall, which is always a hit with the children.
One of the new attractions will be magic and comedy act Troppo Bob who delivers a refreshing mix of verbal and visual comedy, along with friendly good–humoured audience interaction and has been described as providing amazing magical experiences.
Troppo Bob will perform three shows throughout the day between 10am and 4pm.
The show committee also welcomes on board Trixie the Clown who will be performing three times on the day and will also be roving with her fabulous balloons.
Meanwhile, Black Snake Productions will return this year with a range of animals including crocodiles.
There will also be the plenty of rides, showbags and food.
For the first time the horse events program will include a children’s ring.
The introduction of the under 18 children’s ring will feature $1000 in prizemoney that will be spread over Champion, Reserve Champion and Highly Commended over the 55 classes.
Sara Love returns as ringmaster and garlands will be awarded to Supreme Rider, Supreme Open Ridden Exhibit, Supreme Led Exhibit, Supreme Show Hunter, Goldie Fox and L J Skehans Memorials.
All champions in rings one, two and three will receive a bag of chaff sponsored by Corowa Chaff Mill.
Residents are encouraged to try their hand at making jams, jellies, pickles, sauces and cakes, as well as craft, knitting, crochet, dressmaking and embroidery and enter their best in the show.
Why not ransack your garden for fruit and vegetables and pick your favourite flowers? – and don't forget the eggs – all will be judged to find the best of the best at the show.
For the artistic types there is painting, drawing, collages sculptures and photography exhibitions.
The poultry section’s entries died off for a few years, but last year the number of entries improved and a huge turkey was an exhibit which created renewed interest.
This year, even this early, the entries are building up so go and get your entries in for the price of just 50 cents per entry.
The secretary’s office is open now to take show entries from 11.30am until 4.30pm each day until Friday, October 6 when entries close at 4.30pm.
Those interested in showing off their show-day best can try their luck in the Miss Show Girl competitions.
The Corowa Showgirl/boy competition is held at 1.30pm in front of the grandstand and the show offers Miss/Master Tiny Tots 1 to 2 years, up to Miss Corowa Teenage, 15 and under 18 years.
There’s also the pet show competition in the entertainment area from 12.30pm.
There are sections for dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and the most unusual pet at the show.
The show committee is offering substantial prize money in the Sheep Section to entice more entries and lift the profile of one of the show’s most traditional categories.
The Sheep Section now offers prize money for champion and reserve champion for different breeds of sheep and for the championships of interbreed rams and ewes and groups of three.
Also on offer is the Supreme Champion of Corowa Show, Reserve Champion Sheep of Corowa Show and the most successful exhibitor in the Sheep Section.
farmers are also encouraged to bring along a fleece to be judged in the fleece section.
From sheep power to horse power – the Historical Vehicles and Machinery Club will have their best on display at the showgrounds throughout the day.
One lucky show-goer will go home with a lucky gate prize of accommodation for two nights at ClubMulwala and vouchers to spend as an added bonus.
All you have to do is write your name on the back of ticket you are given when you come through the gate and place in the bucket outside the secretary's office.
The lucky gate prize will be drawn on the day.
Get your entries in and be part of the show, schedules are available around town in Corowa and also at the Corowa Show website www.corowashow.com and the secretary's office at the showgrounds, which opens Monday to Friday from 11am to 4.30pm.
Entry to the Corowa Show is $10 for adults, $5 concession, $2 for 6 to 16 year olds and free for children aged under 6.
Gates open 9am to the public with entertainment starting from 10am.