Art, agriculture, food, fun, family and friends come together in perfect harmony each year at Gippsland’s oldest agricultural show.

For more than 100 years, Sale Show has been the pinnacle in showcasing the region’s greatest livestock, equestrianism, floristry, art, craft and culinary talent.

This year was no exception, with tens of thousands filing through the gates for the 158th Sale and District Agricultural Society Sale Show.

Friday (November 3) marked the commencement of one of the most anticipated events in the region, with guests inundating the showgrounds from the outset.

Seven-year-old Frankie Best and granddad Gary Martin were among the first to climb aboard rides at this year’s Sale Show. Photos: Zoe Askew

School groups roamed the grounds, marvelling at local art and craft talent in the Nicholls Pavillion.

The region’s youngest eagerly mounted rides, whizzing around and around, backwards and forth, up and down.

Parents waved from afar, capturing every moment with their trusted phones.

Showgoers braved the fastest ride at the show.

The annual Sale and District Agricultural Society Sale Show is a significant part of the region’s history, spanning decades with this year’s feature theme of early Australian pioneering skills, trades, and heritage practises, paying tribute to the rich history of Gippsland’s oldest agricultural show.

Scott and Vanessa Wells from Wellsford Heritage Farm, Wy Yung and Brett and Faye Kennedy from Raheenrahan Harness Horses, Fulham, enthusiasts in preserving pioneering skills and lost trades, demonstrated practices from the past at the heavy horse-powered working farm machinery exhibition.

Sale Historical Society showcased the region’s agricultural history in the MacLachlan Pavilion.

Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club’s Minibike Demo was a new addition to this year’s Sale Show.

The arena boasted equestrian talent before the Maffra Sale Motorcycle Club’s Minibike Demo kicked off Friday Night Carnival events.

Guests flocked to the showground’s main stage for the ever-popular Sam Xuereb’s Monster Trucks show before Fitzpatrick’s Fireworks lit up the night sky with a breathtaking display.

Fitzpatrick’s Fireworks lit up the night sky with a breathtaking display.

On Saturday, the region’s best green thumbs were showcased, with avid gardeners’ best flowers, arrangements, fruit and veggies on display.

Inclement weather was no deterrent for showgoers, with thousands meandering the grounds, snaking through Exhibition Pavillions and capitalising on all the Sale Show had to offer.

Sale and District Agricultural Society president Ross Jones couldn’t be happier with the turnout for the 158th annual Sale Show, with this year’s attendance expected to far exceed that of 2022.

Extensive Sale Show coverage, including an exclusive interview with Sale and District Agricultural Society president Ross Jones, Sale Show award winners, equestrian results and more, will be in Friday’s paper.