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