GALLERY: Heat keeps show numbers down

HOT conditions on Saturday took their toll on Tyrendarra’s annual agricultural show with lower gate numbers recorded.

Public relations officer Ruth Ingram said the heat had resulted in fewer people through the gates than previous years, however entries in the horse, horticulture and home brew sections were good.

“We were generally really pleased with the show, even though numbers were down,” she said.

“Unfortunately the weather was very hot and it got extremely hot in the middle of the day which kept numbers lower than we would have hoped.”

Despite the warmer weather, Ms Ingram said the home-cooking and vegetable competitions were popular.

“A lot of the sections did very well,” she said. “The horse section was on par with previous years and the home brew competition was up 20 per cent on last year.”

She said the country show atmosphere was a special part of the day.

“There is always a good feel on show day. There were lots of kids having fun and there were animals everywhere,” she said.

Ms Ingram said live entertainment proved a winner with the crowd.

“There were two roving stilt walkers and they were really interactive with the crowd,” she said.

“The kids loved it. They also did a workshop with hula hoops and poi twirling.”

Ms Ingram said plans were already under way for the town’s centenary show in 2016.

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Lauren Simpson, 15, from Narrawong, joins Di Paulger from the First Light Entertainment Circus workshop, Rebecca Bourke, 16, from Portland, Sam Butterworth, 11, from Birregurra and Melanie Dyson, 15, from Tyrendarra in the hula hoop and poi twirling workshop at the show.

Lauren Simpson, 15, from Narrawong, joins Di Paulger from the First Light Entertainment Circus workshop, Rebecca Bourke, 16, from Portland, Sam Butterworth, 11, from Birregurra and Melanie Dyson, 15, from Tyrendarra in the hula hoop and poi twirling workshop at the show.

Sophie Paton, 7, from Macarthur eating icecream on a hot weather day.

Sophie Paton, 7, from Macarthur eating icecream on a hot weather day.

Chloe Ford. 10, from Warrnambool and Harry James, 2, from Portland patting a chick.

Chloe Ford. 10, from Warrnambool and Harry James, 2, from Portland patting a chick.

Lewis Hameka, 6, from Portland holding onto a Brushed Tail Bettong from Jamie & Kim's Mobile Zoo.

Lewis Hameka, 6, from Portland holding onto a Brushed Tail Bettong from Jamie & Kim's Mobile Zoo.

Fionnuala Bailey, 4, from Narrawong looking at a Eastern Long Necked Turtle on display at Jamie & Kim's Mobile Zoo.

Fionnuala Bailey, 4, from Narrawong looking at a Eastern Long Necked Turtle on display at Jamie & Kim's Mobile Zoo.

Kade Wilson, 6, from Portland with Macey and Jackson Ward, 10, from Warracknabeal with Pippie.

Kade Wilson, 6, from Portland with Macey and Jackson Ward, 10, from Warracknabeal with Pippie.

Archie Paton, 9, from Macarhtur with his puppy George.

Archie Paton, 9, from Macarhtur with his puppy George.

Brothers from Narrawong Sam Peters, 9, and Nick Peters, 6, made this Girraffe and won 1st prize in a scarecrow competition.

Brothers from Narrawong Sam Peters, 9, and Nick Peters, 6, made this Girraffe and won 1st prize in a scarecrow competition.

Kade Wilson, 6, from Portland with his puppy Macey.

Kade Wilson, 6, from Portland with his puppy Macey.

Hamish Drew, 9, from Narrawong made Daffy Duck for a scarecrow competition.

Hamish Drew, 9, from Narrawong made Daffy Duck for a scarecrow competition.

Dakota Stuchbery, 7, from North Portland Primary School entered her picture of a horse in the show art section.

Dakota Stuchbery, 7, from North Portland Primary School entered her picture of a horse in the show art section.

Mike Deppeler from Condah with his supreme Champion ram of show Corriedale.

Mike Deppeler from Condah with his supreme Champion ram of show Corriedale.

John Butterworth from Birregurra shearing a Alpaca.

John Butterworth from Birregurra shearing a Alpaca.

John Butterworth from Birregurra shearing a Alpaca.

John Butterworth from Birregurra shearing a Alpaca.

Sandy Baker and Elliott Mewburn with their 11-month-old boy Banjo Mewburn.

Sandy Baker and Elliott Mewburn with their 11-month-old boy Banjo Mewburn.

Bill Lambert holding Taronga Poll Hereford Paschendale Supreme Champion Bull, judges Ruby Canning, 15, and her dad Ross Canning from Mortlake, Natalie Johnstone holding a Heifer Calf, Rebecca Rundell holding Supreme Beef Exhibit and Emily Johnstone.

Bill Lambert holding Taronga Poll Hereford Paschendale Supreme Champion Bull, judges Ruby Canning, 15, and her dad Ross Canning from Mortlake, Natalie Johnstone holding a Heifer Calf, Rebecca Rundell holding Supreme Beef Exhibit and Emily Johnstone.

Elliott Mewburn with his boy Banjo Mewburn, 11 months.and Raelene Addinsall from Penshurst.

Elliott Mewburn with his boy Banjo Mewburn, 11 months.and Raelene Addinsall from Penshurst.

Ruby Canning, 15, from Mortlake was one of the judges for the cow section.

Ruby Canning, 15, from Mortlake was one of the judges for the cow section.

Brittaney Abbott from Kolora with a red Poll Bull called Amos, 15 months.

Brittaney Abbott from Kolora with a red Poll Bull called Amos, 15 months.

Hannah Dyson, 8, from St Helens.

Hannah Dyson, 8, from St Helens.

Annual Tyrendarra Show Charlotte Dyson, 9, from St Helens.

Annual Tyrendarra Show Charlotte Dyson, 9, from St Helens.

Annual Tyrendarra Show.

Annual Tyrendarra Show.