Bemboka Show big on atmosphere

THIS Sunday will mark another fantastic Bemboka Show.

This year the 2014 Bemboka Show will be officially opened by Member for Bega Andrew Constance. 

Bemboka Show has been held annually at the current site since 1906 with only major upheavals such as world wars or flooding rains preventing it occurring.

Local produce and flower displays are difficult for everyone during these dry hot summers, but we are hoping that there will still be a good range of entries this year. 

In spite of the conditions, beautiful flower displays are always a feature of the Bemboka Show.

Cooking and food competitions are a classic feature of the show and great pride is at stake in being recognised as being the best in class for a range of foodstuffs. 

The pupils of Bemboka Primary School have been learning cooking skills and the show provides an opportunity to show off their talents.

Arts and crafts displays are also popular with all ages. 

They are always well supported at the show with a range of activities from painting, photography, sewing, quilting and woodwork. 

Craft stalls outside the pavilion include educational toys, hat making, weaving and felting are of additional interest and are available for purchase. 

Plant stalls, herbs and olive oil, plus useful information on growing local produce and plants can also be found. 

Various other displays can be found on the day including historic machinery and vehicles.

No agricultural show is complete without the animals and there is always healthy competition between entries in the poultry, cattle and horse activities. 

We are hoping for a good turnout with poultry entries this year after missing a couple of years and are offering improved prizes to help re-establish interest showing poultry in this popular venue. 

The cattle judging will be watched with great interest.

We are very lucky at the Bemboka Showground, in that apart from a picturesque setting we have room for four rings of horse events, plus lunchtime carriage riding and military horse displays.  

This means something is happening on the main arena all day for spectators.

This might be a small show, but has a great family atmosphere. 

Providing a range of fun activities for kids at low cost is an important goal of the Bemboka Show Society. 

This helps to ensure that whole family can enjoy the show without blowing their budgets and the kids have plenty of things to keep them occupied throughout the day. 

Admission to the show for adults is $8, free for children under 12 and only $2 for school kids over 12. 

Parking is free.

Live music at the show this year is provided by the talented and increasingly popular Ricky Bloomfield Trio which also includes Bemboka resident Jon “Trapper” Trevena on drums and Damon Davies on guitar. 

A range of yummy food will be available on the day, plus cool drinks and alcohol while you soak up the atmosphere.

Late entries for the pavilion on show day must be lodged before 8.30am to allow judging to commence at 9am.

For further information visit www. bembokashow.org.au.

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