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Fun for all at Rutherglen Show

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October 19, 2017

Participants in last year’s tug of war at the Rutherglen Agricultural Show took the competition very seriously.

The dog jumping competition at the Rutherglen Agricultural Show always attracts a crowd.

Organisers of Sunday’s Rutherglen Agricultural Show say there is truly something to keep people of all ages entertained.

There will be sideshows, ferret races, trailer backing, dog jumps, tug of war, trade displays, food and market stalls, wool spinning, horse events, show girl and boy, pet parade, sheep, chooks, an animal nursery, cookery, craft, flowers and lots more.

Agricultural Show Secretary Diane O'Dwyer said organisers had been working hard to ensure it was their best show yet.

There are some new attractions this year including the Lamb Whisperer competition.

Participants need to get their lamb to follow them around the ‘course’ - the owner/pet combination judged to be the best wins $50.

Cattle classes also return to the show this year with junior cattle handling and junior cattle judging as well as some heifer classes.

A display of stud sheep can also be found in the Sheep Pavilion and a guess the weight of the lamb competition carries great prizemoney.

Organisers are encouraging people to get their friends together for a tug of war team.

This year there will be split classes to make it safer for children to join in the fun and there’s great prizemoney on offer.

Categories will include junior (under 12 years/primary school age), intermediate (12-18 years/high school age) and open (over 18 years).

People can bring along their pooch and try the dog jumps and there’s also the pet parade.

There will be a nail driving competition for both women and men this year and don’t forget about the hotly contested men’s cake and sauce competition.

The show runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Entry is $15 for an adult, children aged 5 to 16 is $3, and free for children under 5.

Family ticket is $30 for two adults and four children under 16.

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