Agricultural Shows

MR CRISP (Mildura) — It is show time in the Mallee, which kicked off last weekend with the Cardross show. The Cardross show includes the scarecrow spectacular and the spring flower competition. It was a wonderful success, with the community coming together with displays of flowers, preserves, craftwork, produce and baking.

Hopetoun also had their show, which focused on reflecting their community and showcasing the Mallee, with the sheepdog trials keenly contested, and this year many were attracted to the mechanical bull bucking, including me. The Hopetoun show has a new organising committee, and I congratulate them on their first show, as these events are vital for bringing communities together.

The Mildura Show begins this weekend and provides entertainment for the whole family. They have pavilions packed with traditional displays from baking to patchwork, along with rides and attractions, show animals, a petting zoo and everybody's favourite, the fireworks display.

Organising and running shows is hard work, and I congratulate all of those who are involved in bringing these shows to life.

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