North-East ready to put on country shows

Oct 3, 2019 News

Show season is coming up in the North-East. The Ringarooma Show is first off, the mark, with the Ringarooma School and District Show on Saturday, November 9. There will be displays of everything from cookery to scrapbooking, wood-chopping starting from 10am, Miss Show Girl and Master Show Boy, and horse events throughout the day.

There will be rides and entertainment from 10am- 4pm, with entry costing $10 adult, $8 concession, and children under 16 free.

“There will be live music, a jumping castle, face painting, showbags, hot food, fairy floss and more,” organisers said. There will be live entertainment, food and drinks, and Disney/Pixar characters to meet and greet, as well as Island Kelpies working dog displays, the Ringa 10 Fun Run (10 kilometres and four kilometres), a historical car show and live music from Halfway to Forth.

The monster auction will be held at noon.
The Scottsdale Show is the following weekend, on Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16.

The committee has a full roster of exciting attractions, co-organiser Maria Branch said. “One of this year’s major attraction for our show is the Full Flight Birds of Prey.,” she said. “They will be doing dis- plays of flight and also patrons will be able to get up close to the birds at selected times throughout the show.”

Full Flight Birds of Prey is a conservation organisation focusing on the preservation of native Australian wildlife, with emphasis on Raptors and their natural environment.

“Graeme [Coles, centre director] is passionate about conversation and research and would like people to get to know more about the birds and how important they are to have for future generations,” Ms Branch said.
Another attraction is Walter the Whip and the Flames. Walter appeared on this year’s Australia Got Talent.

He does fire shows with a ring of fire, as well as work- shops for people who are interested in having a go at cracking whips. He will be doing a fire show and workshop each day of the show which will give people opportunities to see his performances.

At night there will be live music from a band called Night Shift from Hobart, playing Friday only from 7pm. “Our country show is unique as it stays open into the night with a live band playing right up to around 10.30pm,” Ms Branch said. “The atmosphere is great and people can come together, have a few drinks and listen to music.”