On behalf of the Northampton District Agricultural Society and all its members I’d like to welcome everyone to our 102nd Annual Northampton Agricultural Show.
This year we have decided to make some changes that have been on the drawing board for a few years. The most important of these being online entries and the judging of all Exhibition Hall entries on the Friday before the show.
This will allow us to open the exhibition hall earlier than the previously advertised 12.30 pm opening time, which didn’t always eventuate.
We hope this will encourage people to come along early and get more involved.
I’d like to thank the Committee and all our helpers, as without you, last years and our 102nd show would be very difficult to run.
We were at a stage earlier in the year where we actually had to decide whether we would even be running a show. So I’m very happy and thankful for those that have stepped up to help.
For our 102nd show we have once again organised some fantastic entertainment, with the return of ‘Theaker von Ziarno’ the amazing aerial trapeze artist, painter extraordinaire Phil Doncon, Old Macdonald’s Farm and the Greenough Wildlife Park.
New to the show this year will be the Freestyle MotoX Riders, Sheep Dog Trial demonstrations and ‘Pop Magic’ the magician.
There will also be a huge array of side shows and stalls to enjoy, with events and music to entertain us into the evening, followed by our spectacular fireworks display.
Once again, all adults who pay on the gate to attend the show will be eligible to win a $50 fuel voucher and there is also a $50 fuel voucher to be won by someone who pays their membership.
I would also like to thank all our very generous sponsors of today’s event, for without your support our show would not be the great success that it is.
These include Lotterywest, Healthway ‘Make Smoking History’, Purcher International, Leon Baker Jewellers, Chilimony Farms, CBH Group, Road Safety Commission, Agrimaster, Midwest Sheep Service, GMA Garnet and a huge amount of local businesses and people who financially support the Northampton Show.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Showgrounds and hope that we can make this, our 102nd show, a show for all to remember.