POLISHED tractors, groomed alpacas and whip-cracking jugglers will be on display tomorrow at the Tyrendarra Agricultural Show.
Organisers are expecting about 3000 people to enjoy an array of entertainment for the 96th staging of the show.
Its public relations officer Ruth Ingram said the event created “quite a spectacle”.
“The shear-off gathers a big crowd — the New Zealanders against the Aussie shearers,” she said. “The Australians won last year, so this year will be very interesting.”
A number of competitions are scheduled for the day including ute and tractor shows, cattle, sheep, horse, poultry and even a beer-brewing event.
Ms Ingram said beer-brewing had become very popular.
“I’ve heard people in the district talking about it, about how their beer is the best,” she said.
Activities start at 9am and continue late into the day. “Kids always enjoy the animal nursery and this year we have Eric the Red, a whip-cracking juggler, and Urban Fairy, a living statue,” Ms Ingram said.
With food vendors, trade stalls, competitions and the grand parade, the show was shaping up to be “a top event”.
“It’s a really important weekend for Tyrendarra.You just cant underestimate the importance of getting together,” Ms Ingram said.