Triumphant return for Seymour Show

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People of all aged, particularly youngsters, enjoyed the Seymour Show on Friday and Saturday. Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society hosts the only show in the Mitchell Shire – and thousands of residents and visitors showed their support.

The Seymour Show made its grand return on the weekend, attracting an estimated 5000 people to Kings Park for two days of entertainment.

Attendees were treated to warm weather on both Friday and Saturday as they made their way between rides, pavilions, animal competitions, live music and other displays.

While teenagers fuelled their adrenalin on thrill rides and younger children enjoyed the petting zoo, Friday night’s fireworks display brought the whole family together as a highlight of the event.

The show also hosted competitions for all ages to take part in, including baking, needlework, craft, photography and LEGO.

For the first time in many years, the Seymour Show was staged during the school term rather than during holidays – but organisers said the timing didn’t have any effect on attendance.

In fact, more stallholders were able to make an appearance because of this year’s scheduling, avoiding clashes with the Royal Melbourne Show and AFL grand final weekend.

A record 1914 exhibits featured at this year’s instalment – 500 more than last year.

Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society secretary Pam Beerens said the success of the event was a credit to the volunteers who worked hard to restore Kings Park after last year’s flood, which had left the venue a metre deep in water, and ruined some of the society’s equipment.

“We’re very happy to report that it’s been a very successful show,” Ms Beerens said.

“To be able to run such a successful [event] this weekend following the flood that occurred two weeks after the show last year has been a credit to everybody across the board […] It’s been a hard slog for a small group of volunteers.

“But we did it, and everybody’s pretty happy about that.”