WITH no more than a few hundred people scattered around the district, organisers of Tyrendarra’s show have good reason to feel they punch above their weight.
Even without hair-raising rides and an out-of-the-way location, the shows still draws in crowds in the thousands each year.
Show spokeswoman Ruth Ingram said the show was a celebration of everything country.
Equestrian events, pet competitions and petting zoos are the big drawcards this year, along with some good throwbacks to the rural past.
The sheaf toss harks back to the days of manual labour on the farm.
“You have a bag of wheat that weighs eight pounds and you pitchfork it over a high jump barrier,” Ms Ingram explained.
Next Saturday’s show will mark its 97th year and all eyes are now on the centenary year.
“We’re already thinking about it,” Ms Ingram said.
“For a small community it’s a big effort to put on the show.
“It’s growing more and more each year so I like to think we’re doing something right.
“Our horse section is particularly well regarded on the circuit.”
Gates will open for the 2014 Tyrendarra Show on Saturday, February 8 at 8am running until 4pm.