CHILDREN were out and about for the annual festivities at the Minyip Show on Tuesday.
As the horse events took place in the background, children of all ages found entertainment across the showgrounds.
Children stood in awe as the reptile show gave them the chance to see venomous snakes and handle a range of scaly creatures.
Soon to follow were squeals of pure joy as they ventured over to the jumping castle. Each took turns bouncing down the slide.
But when the loud rings of the bell filled the air, off the children went to get front row seats at Professor Wallace’s puppet show.
When the curtain rose laughter befell and only to grow louder once he called for audience participation.
Show day co-ordinator Peter Haney said for a little town the show was quite successful.
He said the Minyip Show was unique in that the children help the committee organise the event.
“The show is for the kids and we want to get their input on what they want to see at the show,” he said.
“The kids were great and worked very hard. I am very proud of what they helped us achieve.
“Both the junior and senior committees did a marvellous job.”
Mr Haney said the show had a little bit of everything to make it different and add to the excitement.
“We had billy cart racing, a paper plane competition, a talent quest, face painting and henna art, a reptile show and much more. It was all very different,” he said.
Mr Haney said overall the show was a success with six site holders had already confirmed to return next year.
He said the students level of enthusiasm for next year’s show was brilliant.
Minyip Show junior committee president Tyler Pidgeon said he was proud of his involvement in this year’s show.
He said the junior committee worked hard in the lead up to the show.
“Every second week we had a meeting with the Minyip Agricultural Society committee to organise sponsorship and invitations and designing advertisements,” he said.
“It has been a pretty successful day.”
Tyler said now that the organising was finished, he enjoyed hanging out with his friends at the show.
He said he looked forward to the competition in the afternoon. The Minyip Show had billy cart races and a decorated bike competition.
Show-goer and Minyip Primary School principal Ben Tait said it was absolutely fantastic to see the community come together.
He said the students played a major part in organising sponsorship for the event. He said after their hard work they are rewarded with a great time.
“The Minyip Show is a very kid friendly event,” he said.
“All the children particularly enjoyed the opportunity to hold the venomous animals.”
Show-goer and parent club member Lucy Pidgeon said it was a lovely day for the children.
“The kids are definitely enjoying their day and everything we do is to support our kids,” she said.