If you have been considering entering Foster Show with anything ranging from a jar of tasty homemade preserves to a classy computer graphic, an inspiring invention, a showy pot plant, a perfect boiled fruit cake or a quality junior bull, please take that final step and get your entry in on time!
Entries close next Monday, February 21.
Use the Show Schedule [including entry forms] which is available in many local businesses throughout the district and also on the internet at www.fostershow.wordpress.com, to decide the best classes to enter and ensure the entry reaches Foster & District Agricultural Society’s mail address of PO Box 150 Foster 3960 no later than Monday.
If you have any enquiries, please contact this year’s Show Secretary Rhonda Bland on 5687 1111 or 0457 316 497 as soon as possible so that she doesn’t face an avalanche of queries next Monday morning.
It’s the number and quality of entries that ‘makes’ an especially good show for both participants and spectators, so give it a whirl and don’t be in that wistful group who visit the show only to realise they could have done better than the prize-winners!
Whether you enter lots of classes, one class or nothing, show day is bubbling with excitement.
While the ‘entry on the day’ events such as gumboot throwing, Knitting Nancy and ‘champion chewer’ dog competitions may not involve a lot of prior preparation, they make humorous spectator events fitted among entertainment from musicians and singers competing to be Show Idol, the sheaf toss, the Grand Parade and Victoria Police Band.
In contrast, ridden, led, show jumping and harness driven horses in a wide range of breeds represent a huge investment of time, care and training for the show, with the handlers doing their best to calm feelings of nervous anticipation.
Equally, the cattle, poultry, alpacas, garden produce and art/craft entries are the culmination of years of breeding, learning and practice by those who have concentrated on them for years, while the beginner and junior versions of classes in these areas encourage the next generations of enthusiasts.
Of course in addition to the classes, the show offers side show alley, wandering entertainers, equipment displays, children’s activities, business promotions and craft demonstrations.
So if you feel you haven’t got the time to enter a class beforehand, come along on the day simply to be a part of it and also to be in with a chance to win a $200 bank account with Toora & District Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank.
Entry cards for the bank account draw will be handed out as you pay for entry at the gate and simply need to be filled out and left at the Bank’s stand in the pavilion/basketball stadium.