Whittlesea Show day brings country life to town

Whittlesea Primary School students Luke, Lily, Jaxon and Indie. Picture: Luke Hemer.

Students from Whittlesea Primary School are counting down the days until their town goes on show.

Some of the highlights planned for this year’s Whittlesea Show include camel rides, alpaca shows, a poultry pavilion, woodchopping competitions and steam engine displays.

The annual event, now in its 157th year, is full of olden days-style competitions, giving visitors a chance to experience country culture up close.

Whittlesea Agricultural Society secretary Tracey Goss said the theme of this year’s show is ‘country community’, because the event brings people together and helps local groups showcase their work.

“The show is an avenue for a lot of community groups to earn their own revenue,” she said.

In addition to traditional show attractions, this year’s event will also feature quirky competitions, such as the Australian dunny challenge, in which contestants must construct an outdoor loo in one hour without using power tools; also best decorated jocks; and oddest shaped fruit and vegetables competitions.

The show is at Whittlesea Showgrounds, Yea Road, Whittlesea, on November 5-6, from 9am-5pm.

Details: www.whittleseashow.org.au