Spring is here, and so is the Corowa Show

By Corowa Free Press

The Corowa Show returns for its 141st year in what promises to be a vibrant and fun-filled day on Sunday October 13 at the showgrounds.

The gates open at 6.30 am for the horses to get ready for the Show and the competition rings begin at 9.00 am. There is a Child’s Ring with prize money of $1,000 kindly donated by Kilara Group, W B Hunter, Corowa Vet Clinic and Wangaratta Equine Emporium.

Corowa Pony Club will be hosting a pony club ring and also a fun ring at the pony club grounds, starting at 8.30am.

The Showman’s Guild will be starting their rides at 10.00 am and there will be a sideshow alley with of course the usual show bags.

Entertainment will be nonstop throughout the day, starting at 10.00 am with circus performers roving the grounds on stilts, performed by Roy Maloy who will also be balloon tying and fire breathing. His record holding daughter, Juliette Maloy, will also be roving on stilts, performing poi on stilts (for which she holds a world record).

There will be Victoria Wolfe, a dance act and circus act performing fire contortion and walking on jumping stilts. Corey Tomlins, a cirque de souleil acrobat, will be roving the grounds as well.

The Corowa Show Society would like to thank Motel Wingrove for their support for the circus performers who will be appearing at the Show.

Luke’s Reptile Kingdom will be running 20-minute talks on snakes with his venomous snake show so that you can get up close and learn about incredible Australian wildlife. Learn what to do if confronted by a snake and ways to discourage snakes from your property and how to save your life from a snake bite.

This year the Show will feature Walter Whip and the Flames who will be performing a 30 minute action packed whip and fire stunt. He will also be holding a whip cracking workshop for those interested in learning how to crack a whip.

Along with the usual entries, by now you have probably thought about what you are entering, whether it be knitting, crocheting, needlework, arts and crafts, horticulture, photography, cooking – the plethora sections that are available to enter.   

The Show office will be open from 11.00 am to 4.30 pm Wednesday and Thursday, and till 5 pm on Friday October 11, when entries close.

Entries are still only .50 cents with prize money of $2.50 for a first prize and $1.50 for second prize, catering for all ages from kindergarten to open sections.

Come along and get your entries in.  Show schedules are available at the Information Centre, Gyles Newsagency, South Corowa Country Store, NRMA, Hunters and Black Crow Café and at the showgrounds in the secretary’s office.

As you come through the gates on show day, you will be given a ticket to write your name on the back of with your telephone number, entering yourself in with a chance to win the lucky gate prize, which is two night’s accommodation and two $25 vouchers kindly donated by Club Mulwala.

The Showgirl/Boy competition, registration is outside the secretary’s office from 11.30 am to 12.45 pm. Judging takes place in the grandstand at 1.30 pm after the opening of the Show. The judges will be looking at the entrants who are dressed according to the rules.

Many thanks to all members, advertisers in the schedule, donations and sponsorships and the many volunteers who help to make the Show a great day out for the community.

Show your support and come along to the Show for a great day out.