Kilmore Show calling for entries

Kids swarm around performers at the Seymour Show.

The Kilmore Agricultural show on December 7 promises to provide a fun day out for the entire family.

The show is celebrating its 157th year this year, making it one of the oldest agricultural shows in Victoria.

Gates open to the show, at Kilmore racecourse, at 9.30am.

Committee member Elyse Kelly said the show committee had been hard at work organising different events for this year’s show.

“We are pleased to confirm some great new attractions this year, building on the Victorian Agricultural Societies 2019 theme – ‘All things country’,” she said.

“Attractions Include whip cracking demonstrations and lessons, a free treasure trail for the first 100 children, and the free Mitre 10 mighty bucking bull challenge.

“If whip cracking and bull riding is not your thing, perhaps relax with a massage from Mussugo Massage therapy and enjoy the free food and wine tasting.”

Bendigo Bank have sponsored a children’s farm and there will be free face painting, thanks to the support of Southside Stockfeeds.

Ms Kelly said businesses had been fantastic in their support including Hotondo Homes, Barry Plant, Fat Rat, GMCU, Rodwells, Kilmore Racing and Kilmore Trackside, Ruralco and Repco.

“Where would a county show be without a wonderful display of local talent – from cooking and craft to photography and gardening – the Homecraft schedule is available on the Kilmore Show website with most entries closing on December 4,” she said.

Moving with the times, entry is now online, however Ms Kelly assured participants that hard copy entries were still welcome.

Ms Kelly said the show was proud of its Victorian Champion Christmas pudding completion – with entries being mailed in from as away as far north Queensland.

There is generous prize money on offer, with $60 for first, $30 for second and $10 for third.

On top of all the usual competitions the show has introduced a short video competition – a 15-20 second video based on the theme of ‘All things country’.

Ms Kelly said the show included plenty of free attractions for children.

“There will also be special treats that they can save their pocket money for such as rides and show bags,” she said.

Entry is free for those under 18. More details can be found at,au.