Learn to crack a whip at 2017 Comboyne Spring Spectacular

Ellen Freeman will be on hand to teach visitors to Sunday's Comboyne Spring Spectacular how to crack a whip.

Ellen Freeman will be on hand to teach visitors to Sunday's Comboyne Spring Spectacular how to crack a whip.

Ellen Freeman first offered to show visitors at last year’s Comboyne Spring Spectacular how to crack a whip.

It proved to be such a popular part of the showground program that Ellen will be back this year, on Sunday September 24.

So if you or a family member would like to have a go, the times for Ellen’s whip cracking will be around 10.30am and 1pm.

She will also have a market stall, displaying all her beautiful leather work.

Ellen's interest in leather work was sparked at a young age whilst spending weekends volunteering at the Timbertown heritage theme park in her home town of Wauchope.

There she worked with the draught horses and bullock team, as well as being surrounded by a variety of traditional crafts.

It was here that she began doing stock whip repairs, learning as she went, before moving on to harness and saddlery pieces, finding an ability and love for leather work.

Earlier in the year the 80th Comboyne Show was held, celebrating the pioneering spirit and agricultural history of the plateau. 

The unique “New Billabong” building, constructed in the Amish style without nails, is interesting itself and will be filled with fabulous spring flowers, arranged by local award-winning floral artists at this year’s Spring Spectacular.

With all the fun of the fair – rides, animals, face-painting, Wizard Sand Art, and market stalls - the full program of activities and displays includes the Ninth Annual Car Club Capers. 

The Rural Fire Service will also inform and entertain.

Comboyne produce is always popular, and this year a feature will be the burgeoning avocado industry, with Avocado Australia Ltd and the opportunity to talk with local growers and try the Comboyne Avocados.

Adult entry is just $5, 15 and under free.