THE KORUMBURRA Show is back for the 123rd time on Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11, with a jam packed program featuring a great mix of the old and the new.
The show committee has been working tirelessly to ensure the event stays relevant but also stays true to the spirit of an agricultural show.
You’ll find plenty of traditional displays in the exhibits pavilion, which includes a large cooking and baking section, embroidery, sewing and knitting, preserves, and farm and garden produce, alongside more recent hobbies such as home brewing and adult colouring-in.
There will be handcrafts and photography to see, as well as a large children’s section featuring artwork, plants, flowers, craft and handwriting.
In the floral section, a new prize has been created in memory of Evelyn Carfrae, who had great success exhibiting for many years, right up until she passed away last year at the age of 95.
Of course there will be plenty of animals on show as well, including dairy cattle – judged by Lisa McKay, winner of Australian Best Pointed Friesian Co- horses, sheep, and poultry.
And the Pet Parade is sure to be a hit with the kids, with great prizes up for grabs.
The ever popular Miss Showgirl remains in the program, with South Gippsland Shire Mayor Lorraine Brunt and Gippsland South MP Danny O’Brien set to officially open the show right after Miss Showgirl is awarded (around 2pm).
The Showman’s Guild will be bringing a wonderful array of rides, such as dodgem cars, as well as skill testers and show bags.
And there’s no chance of going hungry, with a huge variety of foods on offer, from fairy floss, hot dogs and hot chips from the carnival, to hamburgers and sausages from the canteen (run by the Korumburra Soccer Club), to cold meats and salads in the amenities complex, thanks to the Korumburra Lions Club.
Children’s entertainment includes free face painting, Barn Yard Buddies (mobile farm), performances by Lachlan the Magician and Lizzy’s Lizards.
For all ages, there are demonstrations by the Medieval Knights and Voyage Fitness, as well as an all mighty tug of war competition, and a variety of great musical acts.
The main show day (Saturday) finishes off with a stunning fireworks display at 9.15pm.
Sunday is reserved for the main horseriding events.
Come out and support the show, so that it can continue for another 123 years!