Action-packed Gippsland Show, Sale

THIS weekend’s Gippsland Show, Sale, will be action-packed.

The 150th annual show will take place this Friday and Saturday.

The Friday night carnival is set to draw a massive crowd, with Sammy Xuereb’s monstrous freestyle motocross team and monster truck.

There will be plenty of antics as the freestyle motocross riders perform astounding acts and the monster truck will thrill crowds with jumps and wheelies.

Other entertainment at the carnival will include the small but speedy Shetlands in their famed steeplechase, the entertaining Gippsland open flag and barrel classic and the first ever human truck pull event.

The night carnival will be capped off with a spectacular fireworks display.

The art and craft pavilion will be bursting with photography, cookery, knitting, floral art, scrapbooking, artwork, crochet and more.

The entertainment will continue well into Saturday with judging of the animal classes including goats, pigs and poultry, along with beef and dairy cattle, and the continuation of the sheep dog trials.

To commemorate this year’s milestone show, the society will hold a grand parade from noon on Saturday, with competitors invited to join the parade.

Sale and District Agricultural Society president Pauline Lay said there would be something on offer for everyone at this year’s show.

“We have a terrific line-up of events for our 150th show; it’s so great to see people from Sale and surrounds come along and enjoy the show with their friends and family,” Mrs Lay said.

“It is very pleasing to see that we have strong entries across all classes this year, we are very much looking forward in seeing all of the exhibits during the show.”

Gates open at the Sale Showgrounds at 7am on Friday and Saturday.

Entry into the show with a family ticket is $40, adults $15, pensioners and secondary students $10, primary students $5 and free entry for children under five years of age with free.

Parking as space allows.