Whether it’s tending your tomatoes, shining your mufflers or brushing up your dog there’s something to enter at this year’s Mullumbimby show on November 9 and 10 at the Mullum Showgrounds.
Run in conjunction with the Truck Show, which starts the parade from the Mullumbimby Industrial Estate to the Showgrounds from 11am, the Show sees many old favourites this year with new additions including sheep shearing, a demolition derby on Sunday afternoon and the Westpac helicopter simulator.
President, Tony Carsburg extends a warm welcome to the whole community to join in for some ‘good old-fashioned value for money and family fun with an agricultural theme’ at the 106th the Mullumbimby Show.
The Show is Mullumbimby’s annual festival of rural produce and showcases the skills of the local community. There are competitions and great prizes in everything from the $100 prize for best original song to $50 for the best basket of fruit, vegetables and herbs. Check out the categories at mullumbimbyshow.org.au
There’s a host of animal displays and competitions. The popular petting zoo is back again with a range of friendly fluffy animals like the mini-pig, mini-sheep and mini-calf. You can even bring your pets on Sunday morning at 10am to the pet show with sections for longest dog’s tail, most unusual pet and best-dressed pet and owner. Comedian Ellen Briggs comperes the pet show with help from staff from the Mullumbimby Veterinary Clinic and the Showgirls. Showjumping is over two days, with cattle and poultry competitions throughout Saturday.
Steve McEwan’s Reptile World is back with his entertaining and informative show. Trotting and popular mini trotting is held on both days with the final of the main race on Sunday and a prize of a $6200 RIOMK2 race cart from Garrard’s Horse and Hound.
Performers can enter the talent quest held on Saturday morning with big prize money for winners. Entries are accepted until November 1. Glen Wright from Mullum Music Festival and multi-award winning artist and local, Clelia Adams will judge. The exciting Spaghetti Circus perform throughout Saturday in the circus ring for $5. Clelia Adams, Push and the Shed Dogs weave their musical wands over the two days so pick up a program or check the website for performance times.
Pie eaters can line up for Uncle Tom’s pie-eating competition Saturday afternoon at 1.30. There are adult and children’s divisions in the fruit and vegetable, poultry, sewing, art, photography and craft competitions. Scarecrows are being created for the annual primary schools display.
Plenty happening in the Vintage Motor Bike arena too, with eight categories, so get the polish out. You can get your old cars ready for the laughs and spills of the Demolition Derby to be held on Sunday afternoon; a first for Mullum Show. Get some practice on the Dodgems beforehand.
All the rides and sideshow alley are back and of course the spectacular firework display just on dark on Saturday night.
Pick up a program and find out more about what else there is to join in or see at this year’s 106th Mullumbimby Agricultural Show.
Show gates open early on Saturday November 9 and Sunday November 10.
Adults:$10 Under 16’s free.
Membership of the Show Society is only $10 per year or $5 for under 21 and includes free Show entry.
Sign up at the Mullumbimby Co-op or the Mullumbimby Newsagency.
Entry forms and information are available at www.mullumbimbyshow.org.au or call Desley on 66842621.