An estimated 5500 people attended the Deniliquin Show on Friday and Saturday.CASS SAVELLIS March 4, 2014 4:45am
A bustling Deniliquin Show welcomed an estimated 5500 people through the gates over Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Park grounds.
Fine weather, with a top of 31°C on Friday and 29°C on Saturday, meant conditions were ideal for locals to enjoy the rides, sideshows and all of the traditional show festivities.
Deniliquin P&A Society president Simon Watson said this year’s show ‘‘was probably the best attendance for 20 years’’.
‘‘It went very well .
Patrons had the chance to peruse a number of traditional activities including the speed shearing, horse events, sheep and wool, beef and dairy cattle judging, and the pavilion exhibition.
‘‘The Riverina Pro Quick Shear competition on Friday night was really popular. There were 45 shearers competing for a total prize pool of $3000,’’ Mr Watson said.
‘‘On Saturday we had 40 shearers and 16 wool handlers. The horse events were well attended too.
‘‘It was also good to see the machinery and car dealers back at the grounds. We had Deni Toyota, Roundabout Tyres, Taskers and Echuca Case IH, who are an agricultural machinery and equipment dealer.’’
As always, the pavilion was a hit, with thousands of entries in categories ranging from cooking to photography, needlework and floral art.
‘‘The pavilion was absolutely magnificent,’’ Mr Watson said.
‘‘The pavilion organisers work hard every year to sort entries and create a great display that always attracts a lot of people.’’
The ‘heaviest pumpkin’ competition was also a main attraction, and new to this year’s program were circus workshops from First Light Entertainment.
Mr Watson said this year’s new-look posters and schedules for the Deni Show received positive feedback and may have contributed to the rise in patron numbers.
The Deniliquin Show concluded with the crowd-favourite fireworks display from 9pm on Saturday night.
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