THE Rupanyup Show committee is gearing up for its 127th show on Wednesday.
Rupanyup Agricultural and Pastoral Society president Anne Matheson said this year’s highlights would include a wood-chopping demonstration by practised axemen, a display of quilts by Linda Niewand and Lyn McIntyre, demonstrations by Horsham Spinners and Weavers and a display of vintage clothing by Bev Langley.
“The Wimmera wheat bag sewing competition for men is back as well as a new section for ladies,” she said.
Mrs Matheson said the show would provide something for everyone.
“For the young people we have the stilt walkers who will be providing entertainment and circus workshops for all ages,” she said.
“There will be an opportunity to build with Lego, kindly loaned by Melbourne Adult Lego Group.
“Lego building has been reintroduced into the show this year with prizes of money and tickets to Brickvention, a display of Lego constructions in Melbourne at the exhibition buildings in January.
Mrs Matheson said there would also be showbags, rides, a puppet show, exhibits, stalls, horse events and free face-painting.
She said pavilion entries were looking good, with many vying for prizes for cooking, craft and flowers.
“The photography section is always well patronised and the chickpea and lentil section is very popular,” she said.
She said the launch of John Ellen’s latest book would be a special feature this year.
“It concerns the murder of the daughter and grand-daughter of a former Rupanyup South resident and Dunmunkle Shire councillor Charles Langley,” she said.
“John Ellen and Neil Langley, grandson of Charles Langley, will launch the book ‘The True Story of the Maryvale Murders... and the Langley Family Ghost’ at the show.”
Mrs Matheson encouraged Wimmera residents to attend the 127th Rupanyup Show.
“It’s going to be a great day out and I encourage everyone to support the small country shows and keep them going,” she said.
Gates will open at 10am.