Gallery: Penshurst shows off

 Port Fairy visitor Lucy Sanderson, 3, has a ball at the rejuvenated Penshurst show.
Port Fairy visitor Lucy Sanderson, 3, has a ball at the rejuvenated Penshurst show.

AFTER a year in hiatus the Penshurst show has returned bigger and better than ever.

Due to a lack of support and finance the traditional show elements  were dropped last year, although a horse event was held.

Penshurst Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Judy Brennan said that made people realise that if they didn’t participate, the show wouldn’t happen.

“The reality became if we don’t help, we won’t have it,” she said.

Mrs Brennan said she made it clear at the start of the year that if the show didn’t run this year, it would be very difficult to get it back.

“I have had the most wonderful and enthusiastic group of people,” she said.

“I couldn’t have got a better bunch if I tried.”

Mrs Brennan said Saturday’s  show attracted fantastic numbers, with the Telstra outage having little impact on the day’s success.

“It was a magnificent day,” she said. 

“It was a very busy day all around the community.

“Considering we hadn’t been in action for 12 months we got a very good number of people. It was wonderful.

“It just became a case of going a little further and knocking on people’s doors.”

Mrs Brennan said the popular attractions included the birds of prey display, cupcake contest, kindergarten craft tent and blade shearing.

She thanked businesses for their support and said the show would return next year.

“The group of volunteers have said they want to continue next year,” she said.

“A lot of people who aren’t society members came in and lent a hand.

“We have been over the moon with support we got from the community.”

cquirk@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Penshurst girl Teiria Brown, 2, found a new friend at the show.

Penshurst girl Teiria Brown, 2, found a new friend at the show.

Robert Salt from Portland with Santa in his Vals Wagon Myers Manx.

Robert Salt from Portland with Santa in his Vals Wagon Myers Manx.

Joel Barton shearing at the Penshurst Show.

Joel Barton shearing at the Penshurst Show.

Sophie Whitehead, 3, Penshurst Society A and P president Judith Brennan and Jemima Ross, 3.

Sophie Whitehead, 3, Penshurst Society A and P president Judith Brennan and Jemima Ross, 3.

Ron Rose from Portland with his Toyota Hilux which he entered in the Ute Muster Competition.

Ron Rose from Portland with his Toyota Hilux which he entered in the Ute Muster Competition.

 Ocar Sanderson, 12, from Port Fairy.

Ocar Sanderson, 12, from Port Fairy.

Shannon Kelly, 10, won second place in the "What I like about the swamp" photography competition, pictured with Mary Johnson from the Friends of Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve.

Shannon Kelly, 10, won second place in the "What I like about the swamp" photography competition, pictured with Mary Johnson from the Friends of Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve.

Miss Junior Penshurst Showgirl winner Georgia Wood, 10.

Miss Junior Penshurst Showgirl winner Georgia Wood, 10.

Justin Wright from Full Flight Birds of Prey with a wedge tailed eagle.

Justin Wright from Full Flight Birds of Prey with a wedge tailed eagle.

Kelly Barnes, Andrew Kouwhata and Kirrin Ball from Dunkeld relax with ice creams.

Kelly Barnes, Andrew Kouwhata and Kirrin Ball from Dunkeld relax with ice creams.

Taleigha Emmerson takes part in the sheep trials.

Taleigha Emmerson takes part in the sheep trials.

Emerson Fuss, 10, (left) with Mary Johnson from the friends of Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve, and Milla Fuss, 10.

Emerson Fuss, 10, (left) with Mary Johnson from the friends of Yatmerone Wildlife Reserve, and Milla Fuss, 10.

President of the Penshurst Society A and P, Judith Brennan.

President of the Penshurst Society A and P, Judith Brennan.

Roger Mifsud shearing at the Penshurst Show.

Roger Mifsud shearing at the Penshurst Show.

Stuart Jennings shearing at the Penshurst Show.

Stuart Jennings shearing at the Penshurst Show.