SHOW fever is gearing up to hit Whittlesea, with this year’s event promising to be bigger and better.
One of Victoria’s largest and most popular regional agricultural shows, the annual Whittlesea Show will see a crowd of approximately 50,000 attend over both days.
With more than 70 free activities and entertainment, there’s nothing like the value at the Whittlesea Show to make it a great day out for the family.
There’s something for everyone with the food expo, the farm and garden section and arts and crafts areas, including home craft, art visual and photography exhibitions.
Highlights included with your ticket range from Eroni’s Circus to live entertainment, free tastings in the food expo, the roaming T-Rex dinosaur, roving performers and even a special appearance by Chase from Paw Patrol.
Always popular is the animal nursery where children, and the young at heart, can feed ducklings and chickens or pat a goat, calf or pony. The Farm and Garden pavilion also provides visitors with the opportunity to plant a seedling and take it home to grow.
The Kids Business tent is another place where children can let their imagination run wild and create spectacular works of art to take home for free. You can also join in the egg and spoon race or take a chance and compete in the billy boot throwing competition, ride a stage coach and pretend to step back in time or decorate a lollypop.
Whittlesea Agricultural Society secretary Tracey Goss said the many free and fun activities included in the show ticket will make for an unforgettable experience with friends and family.
“There are lots of free things to do. Whittlesea Show is a hands-on show where you can pat the animals and or get reasonably close to the animals during the judging,” she said.
“There’s a variety of things for everyone to do. There’s plenty of action on main arena all day and it’s an easy show to get around. There’s something for everyone… there’s more of a community feel to it (the Whittlesea Show). It’s a show put on for the community.
“For those that can’t afford a massive day out there’s plenty to see and do without having to spend a lot.”
Whittlesea Agricultural Society president Ross Draper said that the many of the areas throughout the show will relate to this year’s theme.