Packed schedule for Maffra Show this weekend

Emily Murphy considers herself a lucky duck at last years Maffra Show.

Emily Murphy considers herself a lucky duck at last years Maffra Show.

THE Maffra Show has a packed schedule, beginning this Friday with equestrian events and the popular schools program, and ending with harness events on Sunday.

The big day however, will be Saturday, with a full show day program.

This will include more equestrian events, a food and wine court and a spectacular night carnival.

Saturday will also feature live music, a pet parade, chainsaw sculpturing, a magnificent showjumping competition, a district calf rearers and handlers' competition, gorgeous dairy goats, a huge poultry display and a massive art and craft competition.

Live judging of the carrot cake with a twist competition will take place from 10am.

Miss Showgirl and Tiny Tot competitions will also be judged on Saturday.

These will include Master Maffra Tiny Tot and Miss Maffra Tiny Tot competitions for children for aged two to six, Miss Maffra Junior Showgirl Competition for girls aged from seven to 12 and the Miss Maffra Teenage Showgirl competition for girls aged from 13 to 16.

The two pavilions will be packed with arts and crafts entries including fruit and vegetables, flowers and plants, floral art, jams, sauces and provisions, eggs, cookery, arts and crafts, beading and handmade cards.

Saturday's night carnival will be a big one, with a twilight woodchop competition, kids' zone challenges, a country kids' performance, mechanical surfboard, demolition derby, a dog high jump competition, chainsaw sculpture auction, Shetland derby and the popular Maffra Mile Foot Race.

Horse novelty events will include bending, flag and barrel races and a sack race.

Saturday night's entertainment will all culminate in a spectacular fireworks display.

Entry to the show will cost $30 for families, $15 adults and $5 for children aged from six to 18. Children aged five and under will be admitted free.

There will be a free public parking area. For more information about the Maffra Show visit

A four-page Maffra Show feature will be in Tuesday's Gippsland Times.