2015 Bellarine Agricultural Show
The Bellarine Agricultural Show is back for 2015 and will once again showcase the best of the Bellarine.
Held on the Portarlington Recreation Reserve on Sunday the 8th of March the show is a fantastic way to enjoy the Labour Day long weekend. The show opens at 9:00 AM and has a full day of activities, displays, entertainment and family fun.
The day will see a full day of equestrian events including championship competitions for led horses and riding. There will be five rings of competition with over thirty trophies and ribbons awarded to what will be a quality field.
Some of the region’s finest cattle will be on display including both beef and dairy. There will be some amazing breeds including Angus, Hereford, Welsh Black and the beautiful Guernsey dairy cows.
There will be birds of all types; the poultry competition will feature a wide range of chooks, ducks, bantams, geese and maybe the odd turkey. There will also be dozens of varieties of pigeons expected to be on show in the pigeon exhibition including the fancy fantails and exotic frillback varieties.
Dogs have provided one of the highlights in previous years of the show and this year they should also provide a huge hit. Not only will there be a dog show with some fun categories including best trick and best dressed the dog jumping will return. The dog jumping will see three competitions depending on size of the animal, where they jump over an obstacle with the highest jumper winning. The completion is great fun.
Other fun activities happening around the reserve will include the traditional gum boot toss, hay rolling competition, sheep shearing, chaff cutting demonstrations and sheep dog trials.
Cooking, produce and gardening also feature heavily in the Bellarine Agricultural Show. There will be some fantastic displays and completions including a flower and plant show, cooking show with some of the most delicious cakes, scones, shortbreads and biscuits. Beautiful home grown produce will include competitions for the best onions, beetroot, carrots, zucchinis and beans to name a few.
The handcrafts are another popular exhibition at the show. This year the show challenge will be colour, so expect some incredible pieces of sewing, patchwork, crochet, embroidery and knitting. Other craft competitions will include beads, dolls, over locking paper craft. With people of all ages and abilities taking part in the competition.
Many of the local schools will also be submitting craft and works of art from many of their students. This year there will be drawings, painted gum leaves, and models.
This year’s show will also feature a photo competition where there are a range of competitions including colour and black and white images and artistic digitally enhanced photos.
Vintage and classic vehicles are another great highlight, expect to see a wide range of farm machinery including tractors and pumps plus a wide range of magnificent classic cars and trucks.
The day will see a full calendar of entertainment, there will be lots of food, animal nursery and a great day of fun for the whole family.