Entertaining border show

ORGANISERS of the 57th annual Barham-Koondrook Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Show have praised the quality of entries received for the numerous competitions on offer.

The Barham Recreation Reserve hosted two days of events that aimed for the community to celebrate what it means to live in rural Australia.

Friday night's celebrations included many family-friendly events, with the traditional agricultural competitions occurring throughout the venue on Saturday.

"Although we are yet to count attendance figures, numbers on Friday night were down, but there were lots of kids in attendance," society president, Joy Maffescioni said.

"There were plenty of children's activities on offer, from paper plane making to the vegie monster competition, which received 50 entries.

"Other events, such as the gumboot toss and kicking the football into the barrel, all went very well.

"We put on plenty of free activities, which cater for families that visit."

Other popular events that ran across the Friday night and Saturday included the animal nursery, the chance for visitors to hold native wildlife and Sideshow Alley's variety of rides.

Meanwhile, the abundance of cattle entered for judging on Saturday morning meant competitions occurred on the main oval, whilst a pigeon virus outbreak impacted the number of poultry acceptances.

"Entries for the pavilion were slightly down, but we were very happy with the quality of entries," Mrs Maffescioni said.

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