MORE than 7000 people are estimated to have attended the 129th Wingham Show on the weekend. Blessed with beautiful weather and a varied program of events, the show was able to wow the crowds and draw competitors from far and wide.
The Sunday dog show received 400 entries and is now one of the largest dog shows between Sydney and Brisbane. The rare and the expensive, the well trained and the precious were all on display and one trip around the show was not enough to satisfy the curiosity.
Families were well catered for and a big hit with the little ones was the free animal nursery. Photographs of children with piglets in their arms will now fill many a family album and Show and Tell is set to be all about the show this week.
Show worthy cattle, showjumping horses, expert wood choppers, prize winning poultry, side show alley, a magic show, a fine fare of contributed produce and impressive fireworks were just some of the highlights.
It was horses in the paddock one minute and banger cars the next. A full weekend of events and a crowd of thousands were well managed by passionate volunteers. The 1st Wingham Scouts once again swooped in to help with the clean up and the reputation of the show was very much intact after the 129th Wingham Show was deemed "outstanding" by Wingham Show Society president James McCarthy.
A good time was truly had by all.
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