THE Heathcote Show is less than a week away and the showgrounds are buzzing with activity.
A dedicated band of volunteers has made everything spick and span. And behind the scenes budding cooks, keen gardeners, flourishing artists, busy knitters, delicate-flower arrangers, poultry fanciers, horse riders and livestock lovers are getting ready to compete.
But the show isn’t just about prizes, it’s also a great day out.
Show Society president Alan Harris said this year marked the 136th Heathcote Show.
“We encourage everyone to come along to this year’s show and support the longest running community event in Heathcote,” he said.
“The free children’s entertainment will again be popular, with face painting, Farmer Darryl’s animal farm, Professor Wallace’s puppet show and balloon animals.’’
Mr Harris said all the usual attractions would be there including rides, sideshows, art and craft, livestock, horses and the ever-popular working dog trials.
“Come along and enjoy your local show, there’s something for everyone,” he said.
Mr Harris also reminded art and craft competitors that judging would take place earlier this year.
“All entries need to be in the pavilion by midday on Monday,” he said.
“You can bring them in from 9.30am that morning.”
This week the show office is open in the Guide Hall on High St from 9am to 4.30pm until Friday and on Saturday from 9am to midday.
On Tuesday, the showground gates open at 9am and the fun continues until mid afternoon.
For more information see www.heathcoteshow.wordpress.com.