It was a wet start for the annual Koroit Show at Victoria Park on Saturday, but not even grey skies could keep the community away.
The day had everything "any good country show" has to offer, Koroit Lions Club volunteer Graeme Poynton said.
"There's something for everyone, particularly in the pavilion with all the flowers and artwork, all those things that make a community tick," he said.
Classic children's tale The Hungry Caterpillar took centre stage at the children's art section at the show's pavilion.
Students from Koroit's two primary schools through themselves into bringing the theme to life, with a swag of creative caterpillars on display at the show.
The flower displays were in full bloom, thanks to the hard work of Koroit Floral Art Group leader Margaret Laurence.
"I got started with the show in the early 1960s when we arrived in Australia, we came to Koroit in '62 I think and then the show was on and we thought, we've got to get involved with the community, and from there I started entering flower arrangements - though it wasn't on the scale it is now," Ms Laurence said.
"Then a number of years later I started a floral art group, we meet once a month and it developed into so many now, I think it's great.
"It's an interesting hobby, it makes you think and create. For years my group has been doing the exhibition."
There were 31 flower arrangements entered in the show this year. Ms Laurence said the floral group was on the lookout for new members.
Show president Michael Lane said it was a hard day against the elements.
"It was a hard day with the weather against us, but it was surprising to see how many people did attend," he said.
"A lot of our exhibits were undercover and the pavilion was spectacular as usual.
"Entries in all sections were up to our usual numbers we would get, it was just the weather that let us down.
"We are really appreciative to those who did come under the circumstances."
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