Wingham Show: Events galore

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THE 129th annual Wingham Show program is bursting with events that will give everyone in the family something to do and see.

President of the Wingham Show Society, and veteran of 50 years of Wingham shows, James McCarthy said this year's show is going to be better than ever.

"We have a new committee who have put in a lot of effort, there is something for everyone - from the youngest to the oldest visitor." 

Laura Waters with champ water fowl at the Wingham Show 2002

Laura Waters with champ water fowl at the Wingham Show 2002

Amusements and rides will be featured on sideshow alley on both days, as well as the Reptiles Rule reptile display and demonstrations.

The children will be captivated by Mandrake the Magician and Columbine the balloon sculptress as well as Old McDonald's farm animal nursery.

On display both days will be the Rock Hounds Lapidary Club, Wingham Spinners and Weavers and vintage tractors and engines.

On Saturday roaming characters will delight from 9am with Prime Possum confirmed at 11am. Rumour has it that the Easter Bunny may also make an appearance.

There will be an outside broadcast unit from Max FM radio station, with the grand parade happening around 2.30pm.

The animals will be on show with cattle, sheep and poultry being judged.

All the action will be in the main arena with four rings of horse competitions followed by the adrenaline fuelled demolition derby.

A battle of the bands will provide some interesting background music in the afternoon.

At night there will be fireworks at 7.30 followed by the band 'From the Gekko'.

In the rodeo arena will be the Whiparoos' demonstration, dressage, team penning, post splitting demonstrations and an exciting wood chopping competition. 

There will be many things to see at the exhibitions and market stalls and the pavilion displays and hall exhibits will feature junior exhibits and the art show. 

On Sunday there will be campdrafting, show jumping, the dog show, chainsaw competition and wine tasting. If you're feeling lucky, why not get involved in the cow lotto or guess the live weight in a competition run by students from Wingham High School. 

Various food and drinks will be available from the snack bars or tea rooms.

Bar facilities will operate both days. No alcohol is to be brought on to the grounds.

Gates open 8am both days, Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30.