The Benalla Spring Show will kick off tomorrow for its 131st year of fun.
The Benalla Spring Show this weekend celebrates its 131st year with a packed schedule to entertain all ages.
Benalla SPring Show secretary Wendy Beer said the beauty of the show was its tradition and its appeal to all ages.
‘‘It’s been around for so long with everyone, everyone’s grown up with it; it’s a bit of old-fashioned fun,’’ she said.
‘‘The side-shows are there and that’s a bit more modern, which attracts the teenagers I guess, but it’s just that sort of basic competition that kids can enter.’’
Friday offers horticulture, farm and home produce judging, with judges on the lookout for the best cookery, arts, crafts and needlework. The show also has everything equine, with two full days of horse competition on the main arena and the Arundel St oval.
The popular snake busters will be there on both days, and Laser Strike will join the attractions in the side-show area.
Kids need to pull on their racing shoes on Saturday morning for the children’s races, while parents can enjoy a more relaxed weekend watching the yard dogs and highland dancers.
Once you’ve seen the cattle and sheep judging on the Saturday, why not head to the poultry pavilion before cheering on the Tiny Tots and Showgirls and boys?
And do not forget your favourite furry friend; even guinea pigs have their own event with the guinea pig races.
Ms Beer said entries were still being taken for horticulture and farm and home produce, but she encouraged people to get in quickly before entries closed tomorrow evening.
Entries into the horse events, Pet Parade or Tiny Tots and Showgirls and boys categories will be taken on the day.
The show will be open on Friday from 9
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