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It was an agricultural adventure through fields of green with cows dotting the landscape in the distance as the Mullumbimby showgirls and showboys, now known as the Mullumbimby Show rural youth ambassadors, carefully stepped their way in their wellies through the fields of the Barlow dairy in Myocum. Accompanied by youth ambassador judges Hayley Walker and retired vet Neil Farquhar they linked arms for their first photoshoot of the season.

Then it was off to the Mullumbimby ex-services club for afternoon tea and cake where they were joined by the third judge Donna Jenner who hails from the Bangalow show society.

‘Donna was also the judge of the cakes section at the Lismore Show,’ said Jenelle Stanford, assistant treasurer of the Mullumbimby show society.

The judges of the youth ambassadors will be asking contestants a range of questions from current affairs, to agricultural issues such as climate change, water, drought, food shortages and types of farming.

The senior youth ambassadors were also given a question that they will have to answer on stage as part of the Mullumbimby Agricualtural Show society dinner on this Saturday, October 28. Tickets can be purchased online here until 5pm on Thursday, October 26.

The show dinner, to be held at the Mullumbimby ex-services club, will be a fin night of entertainment with MC Ellen Briggs chatting with the  local youth ambassadors on stage throughout the evening.

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Forging a path

The Mullumbimby show rural youth ambassador winners for the teen and senior sections will then proceed to the zone competition which is auspiced by the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW (ASC). The winner of the senior competition will then head down to Sydney for the Royal  Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Sydney Royal showperson competition.

The Mullumbimby show society is blazing ahead with their controversial inclusion of boys in the showgirl competition and are happy to announce that they have gained approval for boys from the teen competition to go through to the zone.

What to expect at the show

The Mullum Show will be happening over the weekend of November 11 and 12 and this will be the shows 110th year and brings together a blend of past and present with a mixture of fun, farming and a range of competitions to enter that take remind you of bygone times. From the best pickles and needlework to entering your pet in the pet competition or shearing sheep and show jumping there are a wide range of old and new activities to enjoy. The major sponsors are The Land newspaper along with Bridglands Betta Home Living, Garrards Horse and Hound, The Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, The Mullumbimby Rural Co-Op, The Professionals and Mark Cochrane Real Estate.

Of course there will be the usual show bags, fun rides and lots of free activities for all ages.

To find out the full range of competition both adults and kids from the best 12 dozen eggs to the most unusually shaped fruit of vegetable head to the Mullumbimby Show web-site and find out everything you need to know.


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