ART is filling the hall, horses are arriving on floats and excitement is building for this year’s Port Fairy show.
Organisers are putting the finishing touches on the showgrounds ahead of tomorrow’s event.
While cloudy weather is forecast for the day, rain isn’t expected to dampen the fun. “The showgrounds are in tip-top condition,” show committee assistant secretary Jenny McLean said
“Hopefully we’ll have some good weather.
“We have some different rides to what we had last year ... it’s mainly about the young people.”
Youngsters will also get a chance to see reptiles up close or pat something a little cuddlier from the farm. For those who would prefer to leave the sideshow rides to the more adventurous, craft exhibits, horse and livestock competitions will also take up a good part of the day.
“I get the feeling we’re going to have an excellent horse selection. Hopefully we can also get some excellent cattle,” Ms McLean said.
“We work really hard to make it a day for the whole family.” Award ribbons were also ready for the craft sections.
With the show entering its 159th year, organisers were still hoping to build on its profile as a fun family day out, Ms McLean said. “We’re getting known as a good little show.”
Gates open at the showgrounds on Hamilton Road tomorrow at 9am and close at 5pm.