There are few events, apart from bushfires and clearing sales, that bring country people together so well as a Country Show.
I visited our one-day show, and there was lots to see as there is with any show…shearing competitions (as above), animals, farm machinery, all manner of agricultural produce, cake decorating and the hotly-contested fruit cake competition, and, of course, handicrafts.
The dressmaking section is always interesting to anyone who sews, and especially fun to look at if you’re with sewing friends. I wish I had taken better photos, but I quickly took these just as we were leaving.
In case you were wondering, I hadn’t entered anything, but I think I might next year. The entry fee is only 50c; the prize money is $2 for first prize and $1 for second. I might be able to make a profit! But, of course, I would do it for the glory and satisfaction, not the money.
And it’s fun to see your stuff on display when you visit the show, and be part of that community.