Brianna Ward, 5, pats a chook held by Kylie Nixon.
Brianna Ward, 5, pats a chook held by Kylie Nixon. Emily Blatchford

10,000 flock to our show

NOT even rain could dampen the spirits of residents at the 73rd annual Mount Larcom Show.

Grey skies and drizzle didn't stop hordes of people flocking to what is known throughout the region as "the friendly show".

Mount Larcom Show Society president Craig Butler said he was pleased with the turnout in spite of the weather.

"We had a really good day on Saturday with really good crowds," he said. "I'd guess we saw seven to eight thousand through the gates."

Yesterday was wetter and muddier and so didn't attract quite the same number, but Mr Butler said he was "pretty sure" more than 10,000 attended the show at the weekend.

"I'm really happy with the numbers, especially with the weather being what it was," he said.

"All of the events were able to go ahead as well, which was great."

Brianna Ward, 5, didn't mind the clouds. "I am having fun," she said. "My favourite things are the ducks and the piggie races."

Indeed, the piglet races turned out to be a hit with the crowd, with six little piggies clad in sparkly jackets vying for the ultimate prize - a bowl of milk.

Woodchopping and chainsaw events were also popular.

Winner of the 100CC post rip, Lindsay Akers, said it was his first time at the show but he would be sure to return.

"I've been racing for 30 years and I've never made it to the Mount Larcom Show before," he said.

"It's a great little show. I'm enjoying it very much."

 



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