Competitions galore at show

Charlotte Shah from Ringwood with Daphne the dalmation who won intermediate at last year’s Pakenham Show. @Normal:By Melissa MeehanCharlotte Shah from Ringwood with Daphne the dalmation who won intermediate at last year’s Pakenham Show. @Normal:By Melissa Meehan

FOR 99 years the Pakenham Show has attracted large crowds and 2010 is expected to be no different.
Traditionally, the show displays the country’s finest agricultural and horticultural achievements and that will continue this year and in the years to come.
With a heritage flavour to the show, Jason Ronald will be the fifth member of his family to open the show, following in the footsteps of grandmother Violet, father Peter, mother Heather and brother Bill.
The combination of education and fun during the day’s events at the show has always been a successful formula for families, producers, corporations and spectators.
Highlights include McAleers Irish Dancing, Flyballing competition, Humphrey B. Bear, Irish O’Reilly (Strongman), Roy Malloy (Illusionist), a blacksmith, snakes, Wally Wombat’s Adventure, a Beaut Ute competition, dogs, poultry and farm animals – to name a few.
Youngsters can have a go at the Miss or Mister Personality contests and the whole family can get a kick out of the foot races.
Eight local primary schools will take part in the scarecrow and school displays. This year, there is a call out for best locally made wine, with a guest judge sure to pick the best entrant in the region. The heritage theme will be carried through craftwork competitions, with heritage crafts judged throughout the day.
Photographers submitting their pictures will be in the running to be picked the best photograph in the region.
The submissions must be on the themes, “life on the land” and “images of Cardinia Shire”.
Fun for all ages, the show will also showcase a Lego building competition for budding builders up to 14-years-old.

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