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Roll up to Foster Show

ALL roads will lead to Foster this Saturday for the 106th annual Foster and District Show and the event is guaranteed to have something of interest for everyone – including the introduction of some exciting features and activities never before seen in Foster.

In the proud tradition of agricultural shows throughout  Australia, the Foster Agricultural Society have spent the past 12 months planning for this fun family day during which the entrants put  their absolute best on display in categories as varied as donkeys to dahlias, floral art to farm produce and pot plants to photography.

Gates open at the break of day for exhibitors and at around 7.30am for spectators. Thanks to the Foster Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, one lucky visitor to the show will take home the $200 gate entry prize.

Greg Champion of the Coodabeen Champions will be performing just after he officially the show at 11.30pm. But there is plenty to see and do before then…..

Make sure to visit both the Pavillion and the Exhibiton Shed  where there will be plenty to see including vegetables, fruit, jams, preserves, cakes, sauces, herbs along with flowers, floral art, sewing and needlecraft,  there will be a display of children’s art and craft demonstrations. In the Exhibition Shed.

The Foster Photography Club have organised a wonderful display of entries vying for prizes in a number of categories.

A sheep will be shorn by Robbie Gay every hour from 10am near the Robbie Allan Shed. Trudi Richter and the members of the Foster Wool Group will be transforming the fleece through the various stages of production from fibre to garment.

In co-operation with the Foster Show the South Gippsland Working Dog Group have organised Novice and Open events at 9am and 11am for dogs working with up to 200 sheep. This event will be located in the south east corner of the grounds between the loading ramp and Station Road.

The Show Girl and Mater Tot entrants will be parading at 11am and also not to be missed is the Sheaf Tossing competition which will commence at 12 noon followed by very clever dogs demonstrating their high jump abilities at 1pm.

A number of intrepid local doctors and medical staff will be having their legs waxed, heads shaved and moustaches removed in front of the crowd of onlookers – all in the name of the Murray to Moyne bike challenge fundraiser.

Wander around the beautiful vehicles on view at the Classic Cars and Vintage Tractor display, then maybe grab some food and refreshments from one of the vendors and relax while watching the grand parade at 2pm or be entertained by the talents of the entrants in the Foster Show Idol contest.

Donkeys are making a return to the Foster Show this year and will be seen along with horses, alpacas, dairy and beef cattle.

Gates open at the break of day for exhibitors and at around 7.30am for spectators. Thanks to the Foster Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, one lucky visitor to the show will take home the $200 gate entry prize.

There will be plenty to keep the children happy for hours, with an animal nursery, gum boot throwing competition, balloon animals, a dog parade in fancy dress, a jumping castle and fairground rides and stalls.

Black Snake Productions are bringing along a variety of venomous snakes, including a Chappell Island Tiger snake – which is around twice the size of the others. These will be safely out of reach, but a phython and crocodile will be available to touch.

Bring the whole family and come along for a terrific day out. Non-members entry tickets will be $10 each, concession $4, children under 16 $1.

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