There's more on offer at this year’s Crystal Brook show

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Roll up, roll up for this year’s Crystal Brook Show on Saturday, August 11.

Gates open at 8am, with Mr Peter Goers officially opening the show at 11.15am.  

Crystal Brook Show president Michael Frith said the 141st show was promising to be bigger than ever, with a large number of market stalls and events planned for the day, including the Celtic Games.

There will be $4000 total prize money available for the winning teams. 

The Celtic Games will also include performances by the fantastic Royal Caledonian Pipe Band and a group of energetic Highland dancers.  

New to the show this year will be demonstrations in wood chopping and whip cracking on and near the oval. Don’t miss these fantastic new events.

The Junior Showperson event is being held for boys and girls across three age groups.  

Children can register on the day at the secretary’s office or line up outside before the event starts.

Enjoy your lunch from one of the various food stalls while watching the horses in action. A new horse event hosted by the Horse Riding Clubs Association of Victoria will be held in addition to the dressage and hacking events.

There will be sheep and wool judging as well as cattle handling and judging.  

The shearing Sports Shear events will again prove a popular attraction.

The Ute Muster competition and vintage cars will once again be displayed on the oval.  

The pavilion will house bright displays of handicrafts, floral arrangements and plants, needlework, art, photography, fruit and vegetables, cooking, jams and preserves.  

There has been a huge change to the Grain and Fodder section, previously known as the Agricultural Produce section. 

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This section will be housed in Trade Hall, behind the Secretary’s office. 

The hardworking convenor has picked up many sponsors and there are great cash prizes to be won on the day.

For all people aged 15–25, take particular notice of the Grain Judging competition – the rules and guidelines for the competition are available from the show office, your school or on the show’s website.

Students and young farmers are encouraged to enter to learn new skills in the grain industry and gain experience to perhaps compete at a State or national level. 

All competitors must be at the Grain and Fodder section by 9am ready for the competition to commence at 9.30am. Entry fee is 30c and entries must be received at the show office by Wednesday, August 8.

Also new this year is the Pest and Weed Competition open to all school students and there is no shortage of weeds around for you to collect and press to exhibit. 

As it is the year of the Durum Wheat there are seven classes of fun entries made from pasta that children can also enter.

There will be numerous market stalls behind the stage and near the Recreation Centre in addition to indoor stalls in the Recreation Centre. We will have large machinery on display, farming equipment, Farmer Darcy’s petting zoo, showbags, plants and much more.

The Clare Valley Concert Band will be playing next to the stage all day and well know Orroroo vocal performer John O’Dea will be performing in the Recreation Centre from 11am until 3pm.  

James the Magician will, once again, be performing his amazing tricks on stage and randomly throughout the day.

And for those who want some fast paced action or just a gentle ride, head to Sideshow Alley where you’ll find many and various show rides hosted by the Showman’s Guild of SA.

Finally, for those who would like to wind down after a big day at the Show, join Andrew Lang and band who will provide great entertainment at the White Elephant Bar from 4.30pm onwards.

A limited number of showbooks are available for sale at the post office or newsagency or can be downloaded on the show’s website – www.crystalbrookshowsa.net.

Entry at the gate is $10 for adults, $8 for concession card holders and students, $5 for children aged 5-17, free for those under 5 years.

“With a crowd of about 6000 expected, we are hoping for great weather and a fun day for everyone,” Mr Frith said.