The 2017 Bombala Show has been hailed a great success by organisers and visitors alike.
Bombala Exhibition committee secretary Kim Oliver said they were still counting the numbers, but everyone was commenting about how many more people there were this year.
“The feedback has been positive and in particular visitors were raving about the Feathered Friends Bird Show. Birds including cockatoos, an owl and an eagle entertained the audience with their free flight demonstrations and the informative commentary by Ravi from Feathered Friends.
“Horse numbers were up with the events going well into the night and the stud cattle numbers were good and tested out the new facilities.
“A big hit was the all day ride pass for children and adults that saw the rides packed with kids having a ball and parents thanking us for making the day more affordable. The line up for the bucking bull never seemed to diminish,” Mrs Oliver said.
The showground pavilion housed a huge display of entries in all the show sections.
“People looking through the pavilion commented on the great general display at the front of the pavilion kindly put together this year by Helen Stevenson and Shirley Badewitz,” Mrs Oliver said.
“Photography was just as popular as ever with really good numbers testing the judge picking the winners.
“Patrons were challenged this year with having to guess the weight of a Langshan rooster in the weight guessing competition as well as a sheep.
“The working dog trials were popular with good numbers and the dog high jump events were popular with everyone,” she said.
The show was officially opened by Bombala Citizen of the Year Colin Ryan, who presented a life membership to local Therese Rumph for her many years of dedicated service to the Bombala Exhibition Society.
“The society would like to extend a big thank you to the many volunteers including the Blue Heelers and the general community who help and support the show.