Sunday is Funday at Finley Showground

By Southern Riverina News

One of the biggest annual events in the area will take place this Sunday at the Finley Showgrounds.

The Finley Show is brought to you through the hard work of the Finley Show Society.

The 102nd annual show promises to be as spectacular as ever with new attractions including free camel rides, free climbing wall and utility dog trials.

And local musician Ray McCartney will be playing all afternoon.

All the traditional events are on again too, including an animal nursery and side show alley.

The horse events and show jumping will kick off from 8.30am.

The pavilion will open at 9am with all the usual classes in cut flowers, garden produce, cookery, photography, arts and crafts, decorated gumboot, Lego and scarecrow competition.

Entries for the pavilion must be in to the show office this Friday with all photography entries delivered by 4.30pm Thursday.

Check the schedule for the dates and times, as late entries will not be accepted.

The most outstanding pavilion exhibit will take home the Finley Rotary Club sponsored Joyce Yeo Memorial Award and $75 with the reserve champion earning $25.

Finley Bakery and Patisserie will provide free cupcake decorating in the main pavilion at noon.

The colouring competition is on again, as is the guinea pig competition and the Murray Wood Turners display.

Show patrons are invited to tour the agricultural pursuits such as fleeces, poultry, sheep, dairy and beef cattle.

Starting at 10.45am will be judging for the Tiny Tots, Miss and Master Spring and Miss Teen competitions. Entry will be on the day, with judging based on general appearance, deportment, grooming, dress sense and personality with Lady of the Day and Father of the Day titles are also up for grabs.

This is your chance to meet the Senior Showgirl and VAS Junior Show Ambassador winners.

There will also be the Southern Riverina Vehicle and Machinery Club display.

You can indulge in delicious show snacks including twist potato, pizza, donuts, pancakes, lollies, fairy floss and ice creams, and be sure to get a show bag.  

The RS Club's Pop up Tacos will be there, with other catering provided by Finley Little Athletics and Murray Hut CWA.

Remember to drop your lucky gate prize entry in to the box at the secretary's office by 2pm to be in the running for a great prize.

The official show opening will be held at 2.30pm, with 2019 The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Stephanie Clancy, from Walbundrie, a special guest.

The opening will be followed by the grand parade and the announcing of the winners of the Wynne Hawkins Champion of Champions and the lucky gate prize.

After the parade there will be Father’s Day Games.

Show tickets are available at the gate on Sunday and are $30 for a family, $15 for adults and $10 for aged pensioners. Children aged 6-17 get in for $5, and children aged five and younger get in free with an accompanying adult.