Nathalia Agricultural Society’s 123rd annual show was a huge success with more than 1000 people attending.
‘‘It was a really really good day, the weather was on our side ... last year we’d just had the floods ... but this year was great,’’ secretary Kathleen Botterill said.
‘‘There’s very few people in all of Nathalia who wouldn’t attend the show, but we also had a lot from Shepparton this year, too.’’
One of the few traditional country shows which still runs a grand parade, the theme of this year’s event was ‘‘Year of the Rooster’’.
‘‘A rooster-themed bras and jocks competition, rooster-themed bathtub races and rooster-themed cake, colouring and painting competitions,’’ Mrs Botterill said.
Some of the attractions on Saturday at the showgrounds included sheep dog trails, Miss and Master Show Quest, poultry shows, market stalls, cattle and face painting.
‘‘This year was the second year we held the Angel Babies knitting competition, with all entries donated to hospital for premature babies,’’ Mrs Botterill said.
‘‘One bloke donated his prize money from one of the events to help pay for the postage of all the clothes to Melbourne, which was amazing.’’
Mrs Botterill said event organisers were planning for an even bigger show next year and then again the following year.
‘‘We’re aiming for a very large show for our 125th annual show ... so watch this space,’’ she said.