SEYMOUR Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Jason Ronald and secretary Pam Beerens are pleased with preparations for the annual Seymour Show despite the challenges of Victoria’s COVID-19 lockdown.
The Kings Park event will take place from 4pm to 9pm on Friday, October 1 and 9am to 4pm on Saturday, October 2 if COVID restrictions permit.
Entry to the show will be strictly by pre-purchased tickets, with further details to be announced closer to the show.
The Friday night will feature bands and singers, carnival rides, games and competitions as well as showbags, fairy floss and hotdogs.
The highlight of the evening will be the spectacular fireworks display. All Kings Park pavilions will be open with plenty of food stalls set up across the grounds.
Safe distancing will be required, but organisers will provide QR codes and hand sanitiser throughout the event.
Saturday will see the judging of horses, beef cattle, alpacas, poultry and dogs.
Entertainment around the grounds will include yard dog trials, a chainsaw sculptor, camel rides, an animal nursery, dog high jump, and displays of native wildlife and sheep, as well as sheep shearing and championship wood chopping competitions.
Competitions in the pavilions will include photography, art, Lego, wool, baking, preserves, needlework and craft, produce, plants and flowers.
Mr Ronald said special attention would be given to Victorian Agricultural Shows competitions including: rich fruit cake, boiled fruit cake, carrot cake, and carrot and date muffin, as well as embroidery, cross stitch, patchwork, state sewing, crochet and knitting.
There will also be plenty of junior competitions including photography and art.
Entries to all the competitions, as well as show schedules are available online at seymouragshow.org.au.