The Yass Show Society has declared Saturday’s Show a resounding success, attracting almost 1500 visitors.

 

Yass Show – wood chopping – the chips were flying fast and furious

Without the sideshow alley carnival music and screams from teenagers on rides, the Yass Show was also slower-paced and a “relaxing” event for families, as Yass Show Society President Anne Hazell articulated.

“I think it had quite a nice ‘family day-out feel; everybody seemed quite relaxed.”

“Certainly everybody I spoke to seemed to be enjoying themselves,” she said.

With rain threatening all day, Anne was pleased that most showers held off until later in the afternoon.

“Well, the weather is one thing we cannot change, but we were lucky it did hold off.”

The woodchop arena was officially dedicated to the Newman family for their involvement with the woodchop event since 1891, and Judy Ticehurst commemorated with a tree at the Yass Showgrounds.

There were three presentations on the day with John Buckmaster awarded a Royal Agricultural Society Medal for more than 70 years of volunteer service to the Yass Show.

John Buckmaster was awarded a Royal Agricultural Society Medal for his 70 years of service with the Yass Show

Arlow & Joey age 5 from Yass Scouts

Anne thanked all the volunteers that help make the show what it is every year.”

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make a day like that happen and helped clean up afterwards.”

Yass Scouts scouring the grounds while earning their environment badges.

Ten-year-old Molly Jarrett was awarded the vegetable growers champion for the junior exhibit this year and offered her insight into how to grow the best vegetables.

Molly Jarret with her award-winning tomatoes.

“Remember to water them!”

“Fertilise them early on, use seasol not the pellets and water morning and night for ten minutes,” declared Molly.

Molly was introduced to growing vegetables by her nan and has entered produce in the Yass Show for years, including this year’s winning Ro

ma tomatoes and beans.

“Ever since she could walk!” remarked Produce Steward John Buckmaster, who looks forward each year to seeing what Molly’s next entry will be.

The John Frost Memorial Trophy was awarded to artist Angela Reagan for her work ‘Pomegranates.’

Yass show Art Champion and Open Art John Frost Memorial Trophy winner awarded by his son Phillip Frost to Angela Regan for her still life -Pomegranates

 

Yass Show Art Steward James Shannon said it was selected out of a “good number of entries”, with one feature in particular noted by the Judge – Raylee Williams.

“She [the judge] commented on the light reflection,” he said.

Yass NSW Fire and Rescue came out to meet the community at the Yass Show – pictured at top Henry Ngo, Primrose and Kendall Stephenson and Brooke Watson a member of the 511 crew for the past 18 months

Yass Show – wool – The Bucknell Family take Grand Champion 2021 with fine ewe or wether fleece 70s

Drizzling showers arrived in the late afternoon, and the end of the main arena events saw most of the show crowd call it a day by 4 pm on what was yet another great Yass Show.

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Max O’Driscoll