CALLING all budding cooks, green-thumbed gardeners, flourishing artists, keen-eyed photographers, busy knitters, delicate flower arrangers, poultry fanciers and livestock lovers.
The Heathcote Show is less than a month away and the arts and crafts, livestock and horse competitions have an abundance of categories on offer.
Competition schedules are now available online* and at several outlets around town, including Courthouse Crafts and the council offices.
Show society president Alan Harris said this year marked the 138th Heathcote Show and it would offer something for everyone.
“It’s the longest running community event in Heathcote and it’s a great family day out,” he said.
“There’s children's entertainment at no extra cost, as well as the usual show entries and sideshows.”
Old favourites Farmer Darryl and Professor Wallace will be there, along with several newcomers including Whitey’s ferrets, Eric the Clown and the Urban Fairy.
There will also be kid’s gardening activities, generously sponsored by the Heathcote and District Community bank Branch.
Show Day is Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday, November 5, and the show office opens in the Heathcote Guide Hall, 210-214 High St, on Wednesday, October 30 at 10am. It will be open from 10am to 4.30pm until Friday, November 1 and on Saturday, November 2, from 9.30am to noon.