Ganmain is preparing for its annual show this Saturday with a host of attractions planned to make it a an enjoyable family day out. The Ganmain Show is one of the biggest events on the calendar for the town and this year will be no exception with an army of volunteers determined to make it a success.
A wood chopping demonstration will be among the attractions, as well as a chainsaw carving demonstration continuing throughout the day. In the main pavilion there will be a great display of local talent in sections such as the farm and garden produce, handicrafts, cooking, fine arts and photography.
Livestock pavilions at the showground will showcase top class animal production in the area. Horses and riders from various centres will converge on the equestrian ring competing in show jumping, as well as light horses and the heavyweight Clydesdales.
This year’s Championship Dog Show is certain to be a popular feature attracting quality entries from local and interstate. Yard dogs and their handlers will also demonstrate the expertise of these working dogs competing for a share in an expensive pool of prizes.
Kentucky Animal Farm be there to allow the children to touch and hold small animals and is always a great hit with the younger generation. So too is sideshow alley, which is popular with people of all ages.
Lifestyle stalls have been including in the Ladies’ Marquee with lots of wonderful stalls for show patrons to peruse: Skimbil Hats, Brushwoods Australia, Earthly Oil Cherubs, Lazidaze Dressing, A Little Bit Me, Tupperware, Junee Licorice Factory, Coolamon Honey, Big River Herbs, Niagara, Porcelain Dolls and Tea for Talia’s Travelling Tea Shop.
Vintage cars and farm machinery will also be on show. Wagga Harley Owners Group will conduct a show and shine and there will be a home brewing competition. Judging will start at 1.30pm for the junior sections of Show Girl contest and takes place adjacent to the main stage.
Other events include a farmers hat toss to see who can toss a hat the furthest in three age groups and the quick shear competition. This shearing competition attracts shearers from across the Riverina to test their skills for up to $1000 prizemoney.
Ten teams of four lined up last year for the Farmers Challenge featuring activities such as tieing a fence, rolling tractor tyres and carting bales of hay. Fireworks will finish off the day’s activities.
Ganmain Show Society extends its appreciation to Beyond Bank, whose sponsorship enable the society to stage one of the best country shows in the area.