Old fashioned fun at Tyrendarra Show
THE Tyrendarra Pastoral and Agricultural Society’s 102nd Annual Show has been hailed a massive success by organisers and visitors alike, with many praising the mixture of traditional competitions, contemporary attractions and the family-focused atmosphere.
Thousands of people converged on Tyrendarra Recreation Reserve on Saturday for the community-led event, which featured long-established favourites, such as show jumping, sheep and cattle judging, and the sheaf toss, alongside more modern crowd pleasers in the form of chainsaw carving, homebrew judging and speed shearing.
Tyrendarra Pastoral and Agricultural Society president Anne Burley said even the intermittent weather could not dampen the spirit of the show.
“Crowds were down a little, but overall the show was amazing,” Mrs Burley said yesterday.
“Everyone I spoke with had a great time.
“The bits of rain and wind did stop people coming down in the morning, but once that settled we saw most people come down after midday.
Mrs Burley said it was hard to choose a favourite moment of the show, saying the day was full of highlights.
“The show constantly amazes me as to what kids will like.
“We’ve had the chainsaw carving for about five years now, but every time I walk past you can see massive crowds just mesmerised by what he can do.
“Meanwhile, the much-calmer animal nursery was popular too; it’s hard to pass by a cute animal without giving it a pat.
“The Poultry competition saw some extremely rare birds entered in the show.
“There are only a handful of these birds
in Victoria, so to see them at the show was incredible.
“Later in the day, the speed shearing and (horse) obstacle course invitational were a hit.”