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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