Photo: Claire De Munk, Alivia Kruger and Lucy Cahill with some goodies they bought at the Yass Show.

The Yass Show over the weekend was dubbed a success by Show Society President Anne Hazell.

“It was a very successful day,” she said. “We had a huge crowd come which was far more than we were expecting.”

“Everybody seemed to have a good time and the children’s activities were a big hit.”

Photo clockwise: Steward John Buckmaster holding Ron Witt’s winning parsnips. Ari DePasquale meets the animals. Charlotte and William Rothwell. Classic cars on show. Enjoying the displays, Peter Middleton, David and Tim Cleary. Kim Rorison from Murrumbateman.

Yass local Cathy Bennett was enjoying the yard dog trials and said it was good to see the kids having fun.

“I’m really happy there’s no sideshow alley, there’s no noise. It’s lovely, you can have a conversation,” Cathy said.

Yass Valley Mayor Allan McGrath added that the day offered wonderful weather, which was reflected in the size of the crowd.

“[The Show’s] all about community,” Allan said. “That’s what it’s about.”

Photo L- R: Newman Family at the baby animal attraction – Londyn, Natasha, Benji, Ryder, Tristram, River and Mollie. Below: Billy, Ella and Daniel Stephens from Cootamundra attended the Yass Show.

“It provides a great opportunity to meet up with people that you know and people that you don’t know.”

“You have to grab the opportunity and that’s a welcome change after what we’ve been through the last couple of years.”

Lifetime Yass Show attendee and Fruit and Vegetable Pavilion Show Steward John Buckmaster said he was very pleased with not only the fruit and veg but the entries throughout the entire pavilion.

This is John’s 71st year volunteering with the Yass Show and 30 odd years working as a Show Steward but he said it’s difficult to tell if there has been an uptick in competition entry.

“Hard to say whether it has been more than last year, it varies since you’ve got very few carrots but look at all the tomatoes and next year it will be the other way around.”

“We’ve got three or four sort of fairly big exhibitors I suppose you’d call them, but a lot of little ones,” John said. “A lot of new people this year so I’m very pleased.”

The Yass Show Society President said she glanced the horse arena a few times throughout the day and every seat was filled.

This is John’s 71st year volunteering with the Yass Show and 30 odd years working as a Show Steward but he said it’s difficult to tell if there has been an uptick in competition entry.

Photo clockwise: Local resident Cathy Bennett talks with Mayor Allan McGrath. World International Royalty Australia Pagaent ‘Classic Queen’ Winner Chantal Fleming and Federal Member Kristy McBain. Monica Hayes from Bywong on Winston Fantasia. Wool Champion – Bucknell Family. Lego First Prize – Jackson Harvey. Peter Walker talking with State Local Member Wendy Tuckerman.

“Hard to say whether it has been more than last year, it varies since you’ve got very few carrots but look at all the tomatoes and next year it will be the other way around.”

“We’ve got three or four sort of fairly big exhibitors I suppose you’d call them, but a lot of little ones,” John said. “A lot of new people this year so I’m very pleased.”

The Yass Show Society President said she glanced the horse arena a few times throughout the day and every seat was filled.

Photo above: Kristy McBain and Yass Rotary member Mick Newling. Below: Children’s lolly scavenger hunt.

“We had people go all the way up into the sheep shed and look at the sheep and look at the industrial machinery,” Anne said.

The Show’s gate take – funds from tickets purchased at the gate and online – was about double the last year’s show, although whether that’s a result of more attendees or the purchase of more family passes this year is undetermined.

“We had lots of people for all the pavilions and all the vendors were very happy,” Anne said.

“We had very good crowds, huge crowds at the wood chop and everybody seemed to have a good day.”

By Jasmin Jones and Brianna O’Rourke