Sr Arnaud Show attracts big crowds | Photos

ORGANISERS of the St Arnaud Show have praised the community for its support for the annual event.

The two-day event at the weekend attracted large crowds.

Show president Annette Driscoll said it was a fabulous show, with great weather.

“We usually clash with the Deni Ute Muster, so we don’t get many rides, but this year, we didn’t clash and our whole basketball court was full of rides for kids of all ages,” she said.

“The feedback we received was amazing – the young families and children really enjoyed the day.

“We spent money on entertainment so we could offer free rides and we received positive comments about that.”

Mrs Driscoll said highlights included a four-wheeled drive competition, bike challenge and young farmers competition. 

“The speed shear on Saturday night attracted a record number of entries and it was good a local boy, James Driscoll, won the competition,” she said.

“There was very big crowds on Saturday night – the community supported us really well.”

Mrs Driscoll said there were strong entries in the photography competition and the pavilion entries were up as well.

“We had great ring events on Saturday – the pony club was well supported and the show jumping entries on Sunday were really strong,” she said.

“People couldn’t believe what a wonderful arena we had at Lord Nelson Park and said they would definitely be back next year.”