By MICHELLE DILGER
THE Annual Brighton Show may well be already on the go when you receive this paper but just in case, here is a reminder of all of the fantastic offerings for this year. The Show is on Sunday November 10.
The main oval will be jam-packed with many free events throughout the day for all the family. We have published a small leaflet with some times listed but with all that is happening all times of events cannot be listed.
On the main oval we are trying to have as many animal activities as possible. At the top end of the oval there will be the very popular Jordan River Learning Federation animal nursery with plenty of animals to see and pat. Around the same area we will have displays, demonstrations and competitions happening all day including Rosedale Stud, Tas Shep Club, Pru Cotton and her horse information, Alpacas, Draught Horses, Miniature ponies, Bullocks with Brian Fish, Blade Shearing with Don Fish , southern Tasmania Torana Club display along with Veterans Car Club and Vintage Machinery. The dog competition and pet parade will also be held in this area with commencement times on the schedule.
Moving down the grounds you will find more displays and free things to watch including karate, reptile demonstrations, the popular baby quest through to the ambassador quest, Make Believe Children’s Show, Southern Childcare Services with their new baby change and feed area along with the Brighton Primary LIL play area and information, Rhythmic Dance Centre will put on a performance as will the Brighton Primary School Choir.
Towards the highway end of the ground you will find the Light Horse people with their great demonstration and this area will also include a young group of enthusiastic riders with their Trick Riding. These will continue from time to time throughout the day.
Around the grounds you will find many other attractions including side show alley and show bags for all.
In the main hall we have the popular Hall of Industries competition which also includes a blokes section, children’s sections and photography. It’s not too late to enter!
Other activities in the hall include many information and craft stalls. This year we are fortunate enough to have members from RAW – Men’s Rural Health available with information for our male friends and they will be situated in the hall. The Deer Display will also be in that area.
The most important person of all Santa, will be available in the kitchen area of the main hall for photos with children. Times for photos will be listed on the outside of the hall area and a reminder that you are able to purchase a USB stick on the day with your photos to take away or perhaps you might like to purchase a mug – also available just outside in the van. Just think of the time saver and you can be ready for Christmas which is not too far away.
Ferguson Oval will be full with equestrian events being held all day.
Beef cattle and handlers’ competition will be held on the dog arena and also in this area will be the Cow Pat Lotto. Purchase a square ‘number’ for your chance to win $100. Cost per ticket is $2 and available from the tent near the Secretary’s office.
In the Bob Scott Pavilion you will find lots of activities happening with competitions being held for pigeons, poultry, stud sheep, fleece with dairy goats and guinea pigs being held just outside.
Come along and enjoy a great day – Sundown Band will play on the main oval all throughout the day and hopefully, weather permitting later in to the afternoon.
A reminder that gate costs have remained the same as per the last three or four years with $10 per adult, $5 pensioners and children (under six years old free), family passes are available at the gate for $25 which includes two adults and three children.
Looking forward to a great day in our community.