THIS year’s Brighton Show was a huge success with gate numbers well up from last year.
Brighton Agricultural Society president Geoff Jackson said he was delighted to see Tasmanians continuing to show their love for traditional agricultural shows, with about 20,000 visiting the Brighton Show at the Pontville Recreation Ground.
Mr Jackson said the show’s committee worked hard to provide a range of attractions from traditional events to family entertainment.
Rural attractions such as shearing and woodchopping proved popular, as did children’s offerings such as the animal nursery and kids’ corner.
“There was something for everyone,” Mr Jackson said.
“There was free parking and a train that picked people up from the car parking area and brought them into the show.”
Mr Jackson paid tribute to the hard-working show committee who made the event a success every year.
“Our show runs on volunteers,” he said.
“We are very proud of the Brighton Show and what it has achieved over the past couple of years.
“The huge crowds show how people really appreciate true country shows. It demonstrates the commitment of the volunteers who spend weeks leading up to the show making everything come together and to ensure it is perfect for the day.
We particularly want to thank all of our sponsors and local businesses who help make the show a success.
“We are delighted the community as a whole continues to support this wonderful event and will continue to support us in years to come,” Mr Jackson said.
The Brighton Show will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year.