It’s show time!

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SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO… This year’s Shepparton Agricultural Show is jam packed full of things to see and do for the whole family.

Showgrounds to come alive Friday and Saturday

THE Shepparton Showgrounds are set to come alive with a huge range of fun and entertainment for the 142nd Shepparton Show.

This year’s show is jam packed full of things to see and do for the whole family including, for the first time, ferret races, as well as all of the regular events and entertainment such as the Brophy Brothers Circus (free entry), Eddy Freeman chainsaw carver doing chainsaw sculptures, stilt walking and circus skills workshops. Show goers can also enjoy Stewart Bryant from Mansfield’s whip cracking and his performing horse. Animals2U will be running an animal nursery and will also have a blacksmithing display and working dog display.

There will be the traditional judging of cattle, miniature ponies and horses, miniature goats, miniature Highland cattle, poultry, the cat and dog show, arts and crafts, wood chop, sideshow alley with all the latest rides and showbags.

For the little ones there is also a hide and seek competition where children can win a bike. And when you start getting peckish or you wish to pick up a little souvenir there are a variety of trade and food stalls, as well as gemstone displays, horticulture displays and a display of vintage cars, tractors and a hay cutter display from Shepparton Motor Museum.

Show secretary, Julie Winch said, “We have something for everyone at this year’s show.

“We just love seeing the joy on people’s faces as they walk through the gates and those smiles remain until they walk out.

“We are excited to be introducing some new things to this year’s show, and we could possibly have a few surprises for show goers this year to so make sure you come along for a great day out.”

Passes for two adults and three children between five and 15 years are $45 at the gate.

The Shepparton Agricultural Show will run on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13 with gates open from 10am to 10pm.

For further information visit the Shepparton Agricultural Society office at the Shepparton Show Grounds (301 High Street), phone 5821 4677, find them on Facebook or visit www.sheppshow.com.au