Visitors around the state could be found at the 2013 Great Northern Show on the weekend.ELAINE COONEY February 27, 2013 4:44am
The 2013 Great Northern Show was a huge success and attracted visitors from around the state, according to organisers.
President Heather Watson said despite numbers being down a little on last year’s figures for the Friday night, she was generally pleased with the turnout and quality of the shows and homecrafts.
On Friday night, the oval was busy with children taking part in gumboot throwing and taking rides on Segway bikes.
Mrs Watson said the bikes were a popular item as was the miniature horse demonstration.
A fireworks display lit the skies around 9pm and activities carried on until 11pm.
This year, with the help of a $12,000 grant from Elmore/Lockington and Rochester Community Bank, the show put on a picnic on Saturday and hired Australia’s Got Talent musician Taylor Henderson to boost numbers.
Mrs Watson said entries for the chuck and cattle competitions were up and the scarecrow competition proved to be popular.
She said there was a good police presence at the show this year.
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