And plenty come out to enjoy all there was to offer at Kings Park.By Chalpat Sonti
At long last, the weather gods smiled on Seymour on Show day and the result was a highly-enjoyable day in the sun for many.
There was an excellent vibe about Kings Park on Saturday, and plenty for everyone. There was the usual outstanding competition in the horse section, while a new event, the Great Seymour Cook Off, was a winner with both the good crowd that turned up to watch it, and the contestants taking part.
The show has been through some tough times in recent years — in common with similar shows throughout the nation — but it is hoped the enthusiasm generated from Saturday means it’s onwards and upwards for 2014.
They're off - finalists in the Great Seymour Cook Off get down to business.
Tiny Tots winners Isla Banks, 4, of Seymour and Campbell McKenzie, 4, of Broadford.
Miss Show Girl - Sydney Boulter, 6, of Tallarook.
Judges Gay Lewis and Better Homes and Gardens magazine editor Julia Zaetta taste test the dishes.
Seymour band Sequoia entertains early.
A young horse rider at the Seymour Show.
Muffins the clown entertains Kayley Sutherland, 5 and sister Jessie, 2, of Seymour at the show.
Kath Treble cleaned up the professional photography section with these entries.
Steve Woolf and Landmark Seymour's Leigh Arandt with Mr Woolf's reserve champion cow and vealer - he also took out the top award.
It wasn't just adults cooking - the kids had a turn too.
Broadford's John Bolton with the champion bird - a male white leghorn bantam.
John Ferguson with the rerserve champion bird - last year's champion.
There was plenty of energy at the Zumba exhibition.
Head cattle steward Garnet Bailey and Lesley Dalziel with Mrs Dalziel's champion commercial cow and replacement heifer - of the ancient Bristol white breed.
Marconi Storm Warning - a 2yo colt sired by the Calca Park, Avenel, stallion Weston Park Mercury - which won the supreme champion buckskin and Welsh (section B) classes and was reserve champion open colt.
The officer in charge at Puckapunyal, Colonel Sean Ryan, and Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Bob Webster officially open the show.
Wendy Ogston had never entered a painting in the show before - but this one won her the emerging artists prize.
This was second prizegetter in the best decorated cake section.
The winner of the best decorated cake section.
Horses for Courses provided plenty of action.
The puppet show gains a young fan.
Nick Bray shows how it is done at the Great Seymour Cook Off - and he was on the winning team.
And the winners are - Great Seymour Cook Off champs Cynthia Lim, Nick Bray and Candi Westney won the $500 Aldi voucher, and donated it to the Seymour Salvataion Army kitchen. Their dishes included steak tartare served with quail eggs and pommes frittes, berry crepe with hazelnut cream and strawberries in balsamic vinegar.
Eighteen years ago Diane Wales won the champion bloom with this orchid, and entered the show for the first time since with the same plant - with the same result.
Rodger Mansbridge with some of his grandchildren at the Cook Off - Zac Brown, 6, Levi Brown, 2, and Madison Albers, 11.
Ride at the Seymour Show.
Tatura’s Jennifer Hippisley will head up a state education advisory group after being elected as the chair of the Victorian Local Learning and Education Network Broker Network.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
A frequent visitor to northern Victoria, Care Connect's Graham Custance recently won a national award for his work supporting indigenous elders to achieve better health and wellbeing.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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