Picton agricultural show makes a comeback

Save the date: Society members Chris and Mick Seccull are excited Picton Show is making a comeback later this year. Picture: Simon Bennett
Save the date: Society members Chris and Mick Seccull are excited Picton Show is making a comeback later this year. Picture: Simon Bennett

Get ready to see horses, cows, musicians and so much more at the revamped Picton Show.

The Picton District Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society will hold its first show since a storm in 2016 destroyed its hall at Picton Showground.

For the past two years, society members have focused on receiving an insurance claim payout and fundraising efforts in order to rebuild the hall.

Now the 80th show will be held on October 13 and 14.

Society president Mick Seccull encouraged locals to ‘save the date’.

“The show will be updated and revamped,” he said.

“I encourage everyone to come along. It has been a long two years and now we are up and running again.”

Mr Seccull said the show would have something for all ages.

He said the society was excited to introduce an entertainment schedule to the show.

“Golden Guitar singer Luke O’Shea will headline the show on Saturday night,” Mr Seccull said. “The bands and musicians will perform under a big marquee.

“There also will be two days of horse, cow, alpaca and poultry judging.

“Cooking, vegetable, needlework, arts and craft, photography, jams and preserves will be on display.

“School children will be involved and they love seeing their names on display.

“Kids will enjoy the show bags and rides. We will also have a brand new building.”

There will also be a snake show and popular woodchopping event.

There will be many agricultural market stalls and food vendors.

The Saturday night will end with traditional fireworks.

Secretary Gail Apps said more artists and activities were yet to be announced.

“We are still planning the event,” she said.

“We really need people to come and support us to ensure we can continue to put on a show in future years. We want it to be a good show.”

Mrs Apps is also calling on people to volunteer during the show. The society thanked Picton Mall, Picton Bowling Club and Bradcorp for sponsoring the event.

Details: president@pictonshow.com.au

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