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Foster’s 111th Show is all about fun and community

IT’S all going on at the Foster Show this coming Saturday with live music, Miss Showgirl and MasterTot, the Victorian Sheaf Tossing Championships, the popular Dog High Jump, Children’s Dog Parade and of course all the action from the horse events including show jumping.

The Westside Whipcrackers from Melbourne will also be there and there is loads of free entertainment for the children.

The show will be officially opened at 12 noon by South Gippsland pony breeder and horse rider, Jill Bradford.

A live music sound stage will feature three acts:

Contagion a popular young band from the Leongatha area with members Aaron Lopez-Freeman, Vincent Trease, Tom Collins and Patrick Bier belting out the music.

Soully Us are Ben and Kate who have been playing and writing together for over six months. With Kate’s warm angelic voice and Ben’s rhythmic artistry on guitar they form a poetic soulful sound.

Harmony is well-known Foster acoustic duo Fiona Curram and Janine Garvey.

Also, on stage will be the Miss Showgirl and MasterTot. This is a free and fun event where entrants will be interviewed by two judges and judging is based on personality, stage presence, communication skills and presentation.

This year Foster will host the Victorian Sheaf Tossing Championships with the Victorian Champion Andrew Peterkin coming from Ballarat to defend his title.

Also, in the main arena will be the popular Dog High Jump, Children’s Dog Parade and of course all the action from the horse events including show jumping.

There will also be an appearance by Clydesdale horses.

The Westside Whipcrackers from Melbourne will be there.  Sisters, Madi and Kiera Buzza along with Cody Kenyon travel the country teaching adults and children the art of whipcracking. Why not stop at their event and have a lesson!

This year will feature free entertainment for the children.

There will be face painting in the main stadium, the balloon lady with her funny balloons, baby animal nursery, wildlife display and much more.

A large model railway where the children can participate with Thomas the Tank Engine will be in the stadium.

Just outside the stadium will be a new attraction, Bricks 4 Kids where the young ones can play and utilise their skills using Lego bricks.

The competition will be on in the exhibit shed as entrants put their best skill forward to win the First Prize in various sections and classes.

Home produce, homecraft, garden and farm produce, craft, knitting, crochet, sewing and embroidery, dahlias, cut flowers, vegetables, jams, preserves and sauces will all be featured.

It is worth noting that local long-time exhibitors Trudy Richter and Josie Bohn continue to front up every year with many entries in knitting, embroidery and hand spun wool.

Trudy and Josie are local legends and continue to demonstrate what the Foster Show is all about.

The photography competition will be in the main stadium and will also feature a large digital screen showing photographs from the South Gippsland Club.

The ever-popular Avenue of Agriculture will feature farm animals, donkeys, manuka products, fish farm, bees and other interesting products.

A large display of farm equipment will be there as well as vintage tractors, classic cars, Coastguard, SES and CFA.

As always, the usual features of showbags, sideshow alley, a smorgasbord of food stalls and coffee outlets will surround the showgrounds.

The show committee also supports all the local district clubs and organisations who will once again be in attendance.

The Toora and District Community Bank is providing a gate prize of $200 so make sure you get your entry card on the way in to the 111th Foster and District Agricultural show.


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