Show success at Korumburra

NUMBERS may have been down slightly on previous years, but the Korumburra Agricultural and Pastoral Society still managed to put on an excellent show.

Society president Doug Appleton said many events across the weekend competed with the show for attention.

“It was a little bit quieter than last year and we had less rides and sideshows, but the atmosphere was terrific,” he said.

“The heat on Saturday may have kept them away too.”

Mr Appleton said in some sections, entries were up, while in others, entries were down.

“The numbers in the horses on Sunday were good. We had a lot more sheep than in previous years and the woodworking section was good. I think the numbers increased in that section from last year,” he said.

Mr Appleton said the general exhibit shed, with home crafts, knitting, crochet, and cooking were not as well supported as in recent years.

For the first time this year, the South Gippsland Buskers Festival was held at the show.

“There could have been a few more buskers, but there was good quality music played throughout the afternoon,” Mr Appleton said.

Crowd favourite illusionist Lachlan Wilde, who turned 16 on Saturday, was at the show for the third year in a row.

“He is excellent and as always, drew a large crowd of children and adults,” Mr Appleton said.

Something new in 2016 was the dog flyball, which Mr Appleton said went off well.

“They drew a large crowd,” he said.

Work will now start on organising the 122nd Korumburra Show for 2017.

Cute as: Chelsea Molloy from Poowong and her pony Amber were a duo to be reckoned with at the Korumburra Show on Sunday.

Cute as: Chelsea Molloy from Poowong and her pony Amber were a duo to be reckoned with at the Korumburra Show on Sunday.

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