Screamingly good show

ANOTHER year, another great crowd, and another three fabulous days of entertainment and family fun at Sale Show.

Show lovers did have their work cut out for them at the weekend, as unruly weather did its best to upset the crowd. But for the die-hard carnival enthusiasts, fun seekers and exhibitors, their loyalty paid off.

Among them were about 1000 farmers who were given free entry as part of the drought relief offer from Wellington Shire Council and the state government.

The 155th Sale show kept its promise of plenty of family-friendly activities and a variety of festive food and frivolity.

The Friday night carnival crowd was treated to a spectacular evening that included novelty races, The Young Farmers’ Challenge, a Monster Truck, Wheelie Jeep and Benny the Clown.

Sideshows and rides were in full swing, while the 9.30pm firework display lit up the night.

A crowd drawcard was undoubtedly the show’s first ever jousting display on Friday night, which gave spectators a colourful and dramatic look at how men battled for position in the brutal and bruising Middle Ages.

On Saturday, the crowd grew and the fun continued, as did the wind, but the temperature hovered at a pleasant 21 degrees.

Animal lovers were well catered for, with animal judging, plenty of cuties in the small farm animal pavilion, and the pet parade.

For everyone else there were lots of show favourites on offer, with arts and craft exhibits, vehicle collections, agricultural and equestrian competitions, workshops and the Tiny Tots competition.

A final jousting demonstration was held on Saturday, while Sunday was a more low key timetable dedicated to equestrian events.

As usual, there was something for everyone at Sale Show.