Thrills galore at the show | Photos, Videos

A JAM-PACKED program had people from across the state travelling to the Warracknabeal Show on Thursday. 

While the horse events and the Victorian Sheaf Toss Championships was the foundation of the show, it was the sideshow that captured the most attention. 

Children were lining up to seek a thrill on amusement rides such as the Bad Boy, the Cha Cha and the bumper cars.

To let the adrenaline settle they sought out the sideshow classics – laughing clowns and hoop shooting with some show-goers leaving the stand with prizes as big as themselves.

Warracknabeal Agriculture Society secretary Judi Armstrong said the annual show was a success. 

She said there was plenty of activities for everyone. 

“We had stilt walkers roaming the grounds who put on a balloon and circus workshop for all the participate in,” she said. 

Ms Armstrong said the children were entertained by Professor Wallace and his puppet show. 

With a great horse program and the Victorian Sheaf Toss Championships, she said people from all over had visited the show. 

Show-goer Evan said he had a great day at the show with his family. 

He said he was most interested in seeing the horses. 

“They are just really cool and do awesome tricks,” he said. 

Evan said he was happy with his show bust show bag, which had fun toys inside. 

He said a woman drawing caricatures was very impressive. 

Show-goer Tyler Krause said he was at the show for the rides.

“My friends and I have been on the Cha Cha, the bungee jumping and have shot some hoops,” he said. 

“We are going to go on everything, our next ride is the bad boy.” 

Show-goer Pipper Finta from Warracknabeal said the show was really fun and there was heaps to do. 

“We have been on all the rides like the bad boy and cha cha and some of the activities in the sideshow,” she said. 

“I am just waiting for more of my friends to come and we will go on all the rides again.” 

Show bag vendor Treena Keelan said the show was awesome. She said everyone has been really excited and buying their show bags. 

“The girls have been most excited about the Jojo show bag and the boys are drawn to the Spiderman show bag,” she said. 

Lucky Numbers vendor Rob Blades said the morning was slow, but the crowd picked up as the day went on.

Rush Catering vendor Sean Bell said show-goers passing by had high spirits and were excited to get on all the rides. 

He said dagwood dogs were the most popular.


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