After a seventeen month wait it is finally here. Get ready to wrap your laughing gear around a pluto pup, feast your eyes on the prize-winning animals, artwork, flowers, craft and cooking, watch the pig races or the dog show, then burn off some energy on the carnival rides.
On Saturday and Sunday (October 15 and 16) the 68th Camden Haven Show is back at the Kendall Showground. The committee has been working hard to bring not only old favourites but new amusements to showcase what is going on in the community.
Old favourites include the pavilion exhibits with poultry, fruit and veg, flowers, photography, arts and crafts, cooking, home brew and more. Then there are the cattle and horses to see with a jammed packed exhibition of quality animals looking their best.
Saturday morning the show starts with the championship dog show with dogs and their owners coming from all over the state.
There will be chainsaw racing to amaze everyone.
“The gentlemen organising this have gone out of their way to bring us an exhibition that will showcase the best in their field,” said the show’s publicity officer Colleen Turnbull.
“We also have the baby show being presented for those little ones new to the community.”
The official opening of our new cattle shed is at 1pm, the grand parade is starting at 2pm with Sophie Howard leading the way with the Miss Showgirl entrants.
Saturday afternoon the campdraft, with a large number of entrants, will lead show-goers into the twilight hours along with the sporting events for horses and their owners with flag races, barrel races and bend races.
“Our local singing sensation Emma Dykes will be taking us into the closing hours with her music and she is being accompanied by Bob Calvert and Mick Campagner,” Colleen said.
“Emma’s music is fast becoming known in the music industry.”
Sunday morning starts with the Monster Woodchop Challenge. Then it’s the U-Bute Ute Show and the Farmers Challenge which will have people wanting to form teams to participate. There will be prizes for first $200, second $100 and third $50.
Throughout the two day event there will be pig races, reptile talks, a petting zoo, motor bike shows, face painting, Troppo Bob will bring some magic, there are new carnival rides to try, plus so much more.
Finishing off the show is the demolition derby which will start at around 5pm with what is hoped to be a great show for all those who enjoy watching.
So come along and have some fun, there is something for everyone. This weekend at the Kendall Showground and our annual Camden Haven Show.
Entry is $10 adults, $5 concession and under 18, children under 12 free. Showtime begins at 8am Saturday and Sunday.
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