Showtime in city

Family day out, with a real celebration of rural industries
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SHOW ME A GOOD TIME: The Wangaratta Show kicks off this morning at the Wangaratta Showgrounds. And four year old Chase Lovell was wasting no time to grab a seat in the dodgem cars.

SPRING time is show time and nothing celebrates the season better than a family day out at the Wangaratta Show.

The 151st Wangaratta Show opens today and will feature all the fan favourites, including wild rides, the sideshow alley, heaps of showbags and circus fun.

But Wangaratta Show society president Bernie Evans said it will also be a celebration of community, along with farming and agriculture in the region.

“This year we are running a dairy heifer show which is something we haven’t done for years, and it looks like it will be a great success,” he said.

“We want to support dairy farmers in the North East and there are entries coming from as far away as Corryong.”

“And it’s also a great show for alpacas, with around 100 booked in for the event.”

Mr Evans said there was also much to see in the pavilions, where entries in the art, cooking and needlework competitions were always popular.

He said another exciting new addition this year will be the junior whip cracking competition being held at 7pm tonight, which was free to enter and had drawn a lot of interest from the public.

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