The 2018 Koroit Show is quickly gaining momentum say its organisers.
In preparation for the township’s 139th consecutive show, committee members said they have been overwhelmed by community support.
The deadline for entries in the horticultural, art and craft and pavilion sections have been extended, allowing for the added interest.
The historic show, first held in 1879, is expected to draw a record crowd to Victoria Park on the weekend.
Show secretary Julie Houlihan said Saturday’s show in the Irish town was gearing up to be the biggest yet.
“Overall the entries for all the sections in the pavilion competitions are tremendous,” she said.
“I’m sure we’ll exceed last year’s show.
“The highlight is free entry for all juniors. I think I have 50 photography entries already.
Ms Houlihan said people could still enter their vegetables, sewing, beer, cooking or artwork.
Overall the entries for all the sections in the pavilion competitions are tremendous. I’m sure we’ll exceed last year’s show.Julie Houlihan
The annual event includes the 26th Victorian Home Brew Championships held at the Koroit Football Netball Club clubrooms on Friday night.
Show-goers and beer enthusiasts are invited to learn the craft of home brewing and taste the produce of fellow community members from 7.30pm.
Beer entries will be judged in heavy, mid boutique and stout categories.
On Saturday car and truck-lovers can witness the race for the region’s best open-tray vehicle in the ‘Beaut Ute’ competition.