PHOTOS: Bega Show a success

Bega showgirl candidates (from left) Jessie Stephens, Ashleigh Richardson-Hough, Bega showgirl Brodie Chester, showgirl runner-up Georgia Shellard and Charlotte Oastler.
Bega showgirl candidates (from left) Jessie Stephens, Ashleigh Richardson-Hough, Bega showgirl Brodie Chester, showgirl runner-up Georgia Shellard and Charlotte Oastler.
Calissa Badullovich, champion junior judge in the Rural Youth competition, is congratulated by judge Peter Wilton and organiser Sue Mitchell-Davis.

Calissa Badullovich, champion junior judge in the Rural Youth competition, is congratulated by judge Peter Wilton and organiser Sue Mitchell-Davis.

Chatting before the opening ceremony on Friday night are (from left) Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor, Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy, president of the Bega AP&H Society Norm Pearce, River Cottage’s Paul West and Member for Bega Andrew Constance.

Chatting before the opening ceremony on Friday night are (from left) Bega Valley Shire Mayor Bill Taylor, Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy, president of the Bega AP&H Society Norm Pearce, River Cottage’s Paul West and Member for Bega Andrew Constance.

Nicky Hall paints a Bermagui beach scene as part of the demonstration of crafts in the gallery.

Nicky Hall paints a Bermagui beach scene as part of the demonstration of crafts in the gallery.

Scott Leiper with his walking fish (in the bucket too shy to appear before the camera) and Aaron Leiper with his yabbie which they entered in the pet show. The walking fish was first along with a stick insect in the unusual pet class.

Scott Leiper with his walking fish (in the bucket too shy to appear before the camera) and Aaron Leiper with his yabbie which they entered in the pet show. The walking fish was first along with a stick insect in the unusual pet class.

John Fuary shows Lydia Weber how to weave at the handicraft demonstrations in the Bega Showground pavilion.

John Fuary shows Lydia Weber how to weave at the handicraft demonstrations in the Bega Showground pavilion.

One of the Tathra handicraft demonstrators, Val Little was bubbling over with the news that she had another grandson, Simon, and was stitching his name on his baby blanket. Simon was born last Friday and is the son of David and Sarah Little.

One of the Tathra handicraft demonstrators, Val Little was bubbling over with the news that she had another grandson, Simon, and was stitching his name on his baby blanket. Simon was born last Friday and is the son of David and Sarah Little.

Michael Rood with Norm and Narelle Pearce’s Warwick Farm Lillian II, champion Holstein of the show with sponsor Page Backhouse from Southern Farm Supplies.

Michael Rood with Norm and Narelle Pearce’s Warwick Farm Lillian II, champion Holstein of the show with sponsor Page Backhouse from Southern Farm Supplies.

Josh McPaul presents Tim Salway with the Commonwealth Bank award for Mistyglen Comerica, the champion Jersey cow of the show.

Josh McPaul presents Tim Salway with the Commonwealth Bank award for Mistyglen Comerica, the champion Jersey cow of the show.

Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy (right) sashes Martin Walters’ champion bull of the show Rosskin Equator H61.

Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy (right) sashes Martin Walters’ champion bull of the show Rosskin Equator H61.

Paul Ringland with his Viewmount Emma 25, champion Illawarra cow of the show with Peter Irving from Dairy Express, the sponsor of the award and judge Tom Cochrane. Viewmount Emma 25 was also the supreme champion cow of the show.

Paul Ringland with his Viewmount Emma 25, champion Illawarra cow of the show with Peter Irving from Dairy Express, the sponsor of the award and judge Tom Cochrane. Viewmount Emma 25 was also the supreme champion cow of the show.

The gauze and girlie Crackup Sisters gnome.

The gauze and girlie Crackup Sisters gnome.

Breaking news that Snow White is saved for Ben Smyth’s Bega District News gnome.

Breaking news that Snow White is saved for Ben Smyth’s Bega District News gnome.

The ABC’s Ian Campbell’s gnome showed no bias.

The ABC’s Ian Campbell’s gnome showed no bias.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance’s gnome is for Wallabies’ fans.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance’s gnome is for Wallabies’ fans.

Frankie J Holden’s gnome was meant to be an Elvis lookalike, but there was an uncanny resemblance to Frankie himself.

Frankie J Holden’s gnome was meant to be an Elvis lookalike, but there was an uncanny resemblance to Frankie himself.

Mel Barnes’ artistic talent shone through with his gnome, but he did give his pizza business a plug.

Mel Barnes’ artistic talent shone through with his gnome, but he did give his pizza business a plug.

This ring-in gnome for the Mayor of the Bega Valley Shire, Bill Taylor, after his own had smashed.

This ring-in gnome for the Mayor of the Bega Valley Shire, Bill Taylor, after his own had smashed.

Paul West’s gnome has a Popeye look.

Paul West’s gnome has a Popeye look.

John Cullen judges the fruit.

John Cullen judges the fruit.

Bruce Raines judges the dahlias. He was also the poultry judge.

Bruce Raines judges the dahlias. He was also the poultry judge.

Danielle Bryce judges the scones at the Bega Show.

Danielle Bryce judges the scones at the Bega Show.

Sisters Betty Corby (left) and Joan Irvin, of Bega, check out the art exhibition at the Bega Show.

Sisters Betty Corby (left) and Joan Irvin, of Bega, check out the art exhibition at the Bega Show.

Nowra’s Tom Cochrane and his son Hayden, 19 months, inspect the pavilion exhibition at the Bega Show.

Nowra’s Tom Cochrane and his son Hayden, 19 months, inspect the pavilion exhibition at the Bega Show.

Enjoying the Bega Show are Bega’s Bev and Ross Suter.

Enjoying the Bega Show are Bega’s Bev and Ross Suter.

Representing the Tarraganda Rural Youth are (from left) Sally Benedyka, Toby Armstrong, Tyson and Nadine McLucas, Phoebe and Lily Armstrong and Debbie Hall. Tarraganda Rural Youth looked after the animal nursery at the Bega Show.

Representing the Tarraganda Rural Youth are (from left) Sally Benedyka, Toby Armstrong, Tyson and Nadine McLucas, Phoebe and Lily Armstrong and Debbie Hall. Tarraganda Rural Youth looked after the animal nursery at the Bega Show.

Watching the showjumping action are Bega trio (from left) Ron and Gay Atkins and Betty Britten.

Watching the showjumping action are Bega trio (from left) Ron and Gay Atkins and Betty Britten.

“Oops The Clown” is excited about providing entertainment at the Far South Coast National Show in Bega.

“Oops The Clown” is excited about providing entertainment at the Far South Coast National Show in Bega.

Bega’s Jason Cross and his son Arlen arrive at the Bega Show.

Bega’s Jason Cross and his son Arlen arrive at the Bega Show.

Champion goats (from left) Sue Bell holding one of Helen Ypma’s champion goats, Helen Ypma with the supreme champion Rivers 1201, judge Roland Ross, Bega showgirl Brodie Chester and Nick Gorrie with his champion buck Onlark Ivanhoe.

Champion goats (from left) Sue Bell holding one of Helen Ypma’s champion goats, Helen Ypma with the supreme champion Rivers 1201, judge Roland Ross, Bega showgirl Brodie Chester and Nick Gorrie with his champion buck Onlark Ivanhoe.

Stewart Smith (right) presents Kath McPaul, holding Darcy, with the Chester and Smith Pty Ltd prize for pen of three in the commercial cattle section.

Stewart Smith (right) presents Kath McPaul, holding Darcy, with the Chester and Smith Pty Ltd prize for pen of three in the commercial cattle section.

Cheese judge Erica Dibden gives Kerrie and Asha Schulze a taste of feta cheese while Jamari Schulze waits his turn.

Cheese judge Erica Dibden gives Kerrie and Asha Schulze a taste of feta cheese while Jamari Schulze waits his turn.

Tim Collins, holding Pippa, with Tim and Jo’s champion pen of three fat lambs.

Tim Collins, holding Pippa, with Tim and Jo’s champion pen of three fat lambs.

Carol and Antonio Candotti are fascinated by the eggs hatching in the poultry pavilion.

Carol and Antonio Candotti are fascinated by the eggs hatching in the poultry pavilion.

Dairy goat judge Roger Matthews presents Kelly Wheatley with the junior handler ribbon.

Dairy goat judge Roger Matthews presents Kelly Wheatley with the junior handler ribbon.

As part of the handicraft demonstration, Takumi Deneve at work at one of the looms he made.

As part of the handicraft demonstration, Takumi Deneve at work at one of the looms he made.

Rita Roberts makes lace in the Bega Showground pavilion.

Rita Roberts makes lace in the Bega Showground pavilion.

David Grainger is congratulated for winning the men’s chocolate cake by Simon Marnie, oyster judge and all-round Bega Show enthusiast.

David Grainger is congratulated for winning the men’s chocolate cake by Simon Marnie, oyster judge and all-round Bega Show enthusiast.

In the dairy goats category, Sarah Spence presents Kate Clarke with the Spence Family prize for Terrena Yentl.

In the dairy goats category, Sarah Spence presents Kate Clarke with the Spence Family prize for Terrena Yentl.

Bega District Woodcraft Association members undertake the woodturning display at the Bega Show.

Bega District Woodcraft Association members undertake the woodturning display at the Bega Show.