Heytesbury Agricultural Show was held on Saturday 2nd march in hot weather of 38 degrees. The crowd was less than last year which was expected, but better than we thought we would have under the conditions. People arrived early and left early so the ground was basically empty of people by 1pm. The cattle entries were up; horses down; sheep down (due to half of the exhibitors pulling out on the Friday night); Homecraft entries down a little (due to the recent dry season). Entertainment was well received by those who attended. We had the Freestyle Now BMX stunt riders; Wicked Wildlife; Nicholas Ridiculous; Mini Golf; Daryl Barr rides; Animal Nursery and our Mystery Showbag. Our Blacksmith had to cancel due to Total Fire Ban. Our Show & Shine numbers were down due to a Colac Car Show being scheduled for the same day. We had some disappointing feedback on facebook regarding the heat policy and rumours started that our show was cancelled. Despite this and the weather, which is out of our control, we were happy with the way it all went and have received some good feedback. Planning has already started for next year......29th February.....a Leap Year Show!
Secretary - Michelle Holmes