Resplendent blue skies and some hot, sticky weather met show goers this afternoon for the opening of the 2018 Cobargo Show.
The warmer weather did not deter the crowds who were entertained by an array of colourful and fun events including children’s novelty events, and a horse and rider fancy dress competition.
The show also hosted a “Baby of Show” and Tiny Tot of Show” event with proud mums and dads and perfectly preened babies and tots putting their best foot forward.
“Baby of Show” judge and Cobargo Show Society president Graham Parr exclaimed that it was “a hell of a job”, with so many beautiful and beaming toddlers and babies.
The cheese judging and presentation also proved popular with an attentive and enthusiastic crowd congratulating the winning cheese makers.
Master cheese maker and cheese operations manager at Bega Cheese, Alfred Oesch provided extensive feedback to competitors as well as an insight into the art and science of cheese making. He also shared “secret” instructions on how to make a rare blue brie.
Cobargo Show Society committee member, Greg Holland officially opened the show stating that for such a small community the annual event is a “dynamic and entertaining show”.
He also praised the efforts of the many volunteers, stewards, and young committee members who work hard every year to make the show a success.
Ray Sawtell and Kevin Allen were also recognised, receiving awards as part of the Agricultural Societies Council (ASC) awards program.
Mr Allen was awarded a life membership of the Cobargo AP&H society and Mr Sawtell received a long service award for his 62 years of service with the ASC.
The show continues tomorrow, Sunday, February 11 with a working bullock team demonstration, watermelon eating competition, show jumping, the popular Rodeo event and much more.