This year’s Brighton Show another crowd pleaser

EVERYONE will be able to enjoy a little bit of country at this year’s Brighton Show on Sunday November 9.

There will be family fun entertainment with a new exciting Kiddies Corner on Ferguson Oval with The Girls Brigade of Tasmania in the craft corner, balloons creations by Sally Sunshine, face painting by Mona Leesa Face Painting, dance moves with Mazza’s the House of Dance, kiddies activities with Life Be In It and PCYC – Bridgewater or Lasertag with Tazorb.

All these activities are free for children to have fun and enjoy. Southern Childcare Services will provide  breastfeeding areas and changing facilities.

Thompson Oval will host a Get Ready for Speed Shear 2014 competition. Heiniger Australia and all the sponsors are supporting this new competition.

Always popular is sideshow alley with fun entertainment, rides and amusement for all ages.

In the main hall will be a deer display in the main hall sponsored by the Deer Association and a number of inside stalls from home made goods to hand puppets, baby wear, wooden toys. For the first time the CWA will be selling biscuits and fresh produce.  Don’t forget to drop into the CWA Rooms located in the Pontville Hall to see the range of home creations, from cookery, flowers, knitting and crocheting, art, craft and needlework, gemstone and jewellery. Even the men have a section so hopefully there will be a number of ‘man’ cakes in the competition.

The Hall of Industries Competition includes photography, Lego construction and a children’s section. Check the website below for details.

All the regular events will also be staged again including wood chopping, the agricultural competition sections, stud sheep, goat, beef cattle, pigeon, poultry, fleece, pet guinea pig, dog and pet parade competitions  as well as the horse competitions including the miniatures competition in the Western Quarter Horse Arena.

As in other years, there will be an animal nursery, chainsaw carving by Eddie Freeman, the bullock display, a demonstration of blade shearing and the vintage display.

Boxing demonstrations and the Bugeido Karate School will also be staged for those who like action activities. The Sundown band will be playing throughout the day.

The Ute competition is also  back with a new host Central Highlands Rural Youth, which will be meeting at the Brighton Bakehouse and convoying to the Show.

The very popular baby quest and show girl and show boy competition will be on Fergusson Oval this year.

The Dog High Jump will be on Thompson Oval. Organisers are calling for entries in this event which is the only State Championship Dog High Jump in Tasmania.

Brighton Show is a smoke free event with designated areas for smoking.  The Brighton Football Club’s bar will be open with a designated wet area.

Costs this year are adult $10, children (aged 6 to 16) and concession (must provide card at gate) $5, (5yrs and under free) $25 family pass available at the gate (includes two adults, three children which is a saving of $10. There is limited general parking on site and cars must enter by Glen Lea Road, Pontville.  All schedules are on the website

For further information contact the secretary -Trudy 0407 356 257 or email