Willowmavin whip-cracker Kiera Buzza at the show in 2019.

The Kilmore Show has been cancelled for 2022, with the Kilmore Agricultural and Pastoral Society going into recess until March 2023.

The society has cited a lack of volunteers and difficulties surrounding COVID-19 regulations as primary limitations.

Society president Andrew Delonno said it was difficult to find volunteers to join the committee or even work on the day of the show.

COVID-19 regulations has also meant people felt uncomfortable about attending large events and organising volunteers has been difficult.

Mr Delonno said new volunteers would help revitalise the show.

“When you look at the numbers, we’re really thin on the ground. We need fresh people and fresh ideas because Kilmore isn’t as agricultural as it used to be and because the city’s expanding, we’re looking to change things up to refresh,” he said.

“All it is is a bit of enthusiasm, anyone with ideas that would encourage people to come and attract crowds to the show would be perfect. It’s really about bringing the community together.

“Anyone’s welcome to join, we’re all in for anyone looking to give us a hand and you can be any age, any background, and any skill. There’s one meeting every month and you don’t need an agricultural background.”

The society will make a call out to the public in early 2023 to attract new volunteers. To contact the society, people can email kilmoreshow@gmail.com.

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