Organisers prepare for this weekend's Koroit Show

Winner: Madeline Brooks and Pete McDonald with their southdown champion ram at the 2016 Koroit event. The show is on Saturday at Victoria Park. Gates open at 9am.

Winner: Madeline Brooks and Pete McDonald with their southdown champion ram at the 2016 Koroit event. The show is on Saturday at Victoria Park. Gates open at 9am.

Koroit’s Victoria Park will be transformed into a large picnic area complete with free games for children for this year’s agricultural show. 

Fun for all ages.

Fun for all ages.

The show will be held on Saturday and secretary Julie Houlihan said there would be plenty of free family entertainment on the arena. 

“We’re not running the show jumping section because Casterton are running a big showjumping sections for interschool kids,” she said. “With the show jumping gone we’ve decided to have a big picnic area on the arena and games. 

“We’ve had a big Connect Four game built, there’s noughts and crosses, dominoes, mini golf and ten pin bowling. 

Once they come through the gate they don’t have to spend any money. Everything on the arena is free. We’ve made changes this year to make sure there’s a lot for free.

Julie Houlihan

“Once they come through the gate they don’t have to spend any money. Everything on the arena is free. We’ve made changes this year to make sure there’s a lot for free.” 

She said children would compete to win the inaugural schools’ aggregate competition.

Juniors can also enter the show sections for free in areas including vegetables, flowers and art and craft. “They’re the future of the show and we’re trying to encourage them to enter.”

There will be the popular mini rides and the zipper ride for older patrons.  A highlight of the day will be a candy cane making session with Will Jane from Jane Dough.

The animal nursery is also bigger and better this year and there will also be a dog agility demonstration and a bee keeping demonstration. 

She said all the traditional agricultural sections including the horse section which has been expanded to include junior rings and a bigger section for registered horse breeds.

The fleece section continues to be popular and a large number of entries are expected.

There will be trade stalls and plenty of food on site or families can bring their own picnic to enjoy on the lawn.