THE Seymour Show returns once again this weekend for its first iteration since the town’s floods late last year.
Hosted over two days, the show will bring together a wide range of attractions including ferret racing, reptiles, live entertainment, sheep dog trials, crafts, chainsaw shows and gardening among a range of others to fill the grounds of Seymour’s Kings Park.
Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society secretary Pam Beerens said the show was currently the only agricultural show in the Mitchell Shire.
“It’s run totally by volunteers for the community. We try and support the community and so it’s nice when the community can support us,” she said.
“We’ve got more stall-holders, both food and vendors, and there’s a few different classes as far as competitions are concerned in some of the pavilions.”
On Friday, the show will open from 4pm to 9pm, featuring a wide range of stalls with all pavilions open, however no animals will be on show as a fireworks presentation is planned to begin after sunset.
Saturday’s event will begin at 9am and end at 4pm, with many attractions and activities to be on site including all animals, competitions, and shows, as well as a plane fly-off at 11am and the official opening ceremony at 12pm.
Ms Beerens said the society was heavily impacted by last year’s floods, with its property and many items damaged by floodwater, however its volunteers have worked tirelessly to prepare this year’s show.
“People are pretty tired at the moment and definitely looking forward to the show. The idea is the show will go ahead because we do it for the community and the community needs it,” she said.
“They need positivity. Hopefully from the outside, people won’t even notice everything we’ve been through over the last 12 months. We’re determined that it will go ahead successfully.”
A new addition this year is the ability to pre-purchase tickets, saving time at the gate and streamlining the entry process.
For more information, including about volunteering at the show, contact Ms Beerens by emailing email@example.com or calling 0422 058 213.
Featured image: Seymour Show via Facebook