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Max Davies
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Max is a journalist for the North Central Review. He joined the paper as a cadet journalist in 2021 and graduated from La Trobe University in 2023. He takes a keen interest in motorsport and the automotive industry.

The Lancefield Show is returning after three years of cancellations, with a full program that promotes the town’s agriculture at Lancefield Park Recreation Reserve this weekend.

The Lancefield Agricultural Society is preparing for the show’s comeback after it was first postponed due to COVID, then cancelled when the park was impacted by flooding in October last year.

Set for Sunday, the show will have a plethora of exhibits and displays, including the return of crowd favourites such as the famous dog high jump and woodshop, and rides and food trucks that will be offered throughout the day.

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Resembling the area’s agriculture, displays such as a tractor pull, cattle, and poultry will be on show, while family and friends can also head to the paddock-to-plate section to enjoy food and drinks the region has to offer.

The society has kept the show local with its winery and meat producers, and local entertainment, among its displays.

President Hugh Parks said the show aimed to help residents stay connected to Lancefield.

“We all want to see the show here and another 30, 50, 100 years and we really want to keep people connected with their community and particularly the agricultural side of our community,” he said.  

“It’s easy to forget when you’re driving around amongst the housing estates … there’s still a lot of interest and a lot of agriculture that goes on in our part of the world still – it’s still a big industry within the area.”

In conjunction with this year’s show, the Megafauna Festival will take place over the weekend, with displays and information to promote Lancefield’s megafauna, as the swamp site at Lancefield Park is known for its rich deposits of megafauna fossils in Australia.

The festival will begin on Saturday with a panel discussion at the Lost Watering Hole’s brewery room, with several guest speakers discussing biodiversity and extinction.

At the Old Courthouse, a donated 26,000-year-old megafauna skeleton will be on display.

The following day, Melbourne Museum education outreach will coordinate loads of children activities and information in the swamp of Lancefield Park.

For more information about the Megafauna Festival and to secure tickets to the panel discussion, visit lancefield.org.au/megafauna-festival.

To secure tickets to the Lancefield Show, with children under 12 for free, visit lancefieldshow.org.au/product/tickets, which provides information on competition entries and displays at the show.  

Lancefield Show will operate between 9am till 4pm, at 62 Chauncey Street, Lancefield.

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