Numurkah ready for show

By Liz Mellino

The 131st annual Numurkah Show is gearing up to be a jam-packed day out for the whole family.

Being held on Wednesday, October 24, show organisers are expecting record entries for this year’s beef judging.

Numbers have been increasing each year since beef cattle were re-introduced to the show about five years ago.

Numurkah Show secretary Sue Aldridge said the show would include beef and dairy competitions, with both having junior handling classes.

‘‘We’re hoping for a good attendance in the cattle shows,’’ Ms Aldridge said.

Another regular attraction will be the animal nursery, which will feature goats, sheep, calves and smaller domestic animals in the poultry pavilion.

Craft and arts will be joined by needlework, cookery, preserves and school displays in the home produce pavilion.

The Findlay Pavilion will exhibit flowers, wool, photography and spinning.

Ms Aldridge is expecting about 500 entries in the dog show, which will feature all registered breeds, at the north end of the arena, not far from the equestrian events which will run all day.

Tiny tots competition will start from 11.45am, with entries required by 11am.

There are a range of other show competitions for children. This year the Numurkah Show is encouraging patrons to wear hats and enter their silly or straight versions into a competition for cash prizes.

Judging will take place after the opening ceremony at 1.15pm, in front of the multi-purpose centre, by equestrian judge Jennifer Daffy.

Bush poets have been invited to recite their prose in the Findlay Pavilion after lunch

The show will be held on Wednesday, October 24, from 9am. Tickets cost $26 for families, adults $13, school-age children $5 and pensioners $8. Children under school age have free entry.