Bunyip Show’s back

BUNYIP’S Agricultural Show will return this Easter after a two-year break.
The committee decided to pull the pin on last year’s show after the Black Saturday bushfires.
The 2008 show was also postponed because of the Equine Influenza outbreak.
President Sean McLeish said many of the committee and volunteers were affected by the fires that which burned out of control in the Bunyip State Park.
“Much of the catchment area for our entries was also badly affected,” he said.
“It was with great regret that this decision was made, particularly since the year prior the Show was the victim of the Equine influenza outbreak that curtailed much of the country’s horse events for well over eight months.
“The Committee is now working hard to stage another enjoyable and successful country show after this period of inactivity.
“It is hoped that all of our past exhibitors who have supported the show will return once again to Bunyip this year to help us make the show the popular and enjoyable event that it has always been.”
Mr McLeish said the popular equestrian events would be back on and it was hoped that the horse rings would be well supported.
“Our Kennel section has traditionally been one of the biggest dog shows in country Victoria and boasts entries of a very high standard,” he said.
“Our pavilion is also well supported, with many exhibitors having multiple entries across a diverse range of sections such as arts and crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables and of course cooking.
“There is a large array of classes to choose from and there is sure to be something to suit everybody.
“There is also a scarecrow competition and the popular show personality competition with some great prizes on offer.”
Mr McLeish said the committee was grateful for the continued support of volunteers and local businesses.
The Bunyip Show will be held in Bunyip on Saturday, 3 April.
Further information, schedules and entry forms are online at the www.bunyipshow.org.au website.