Show action for kids

This year’s Mullumbimby Show has plenty to offer kids, with competitions to enter and prizes to win.

Kids can create a scarecrow at school, or family and individual entries are also accepted up to Friday, November 10.

 The Rural Youth shed will display the scarecrows and colouring-in entries with entry forms available online or at the Mullumbimby Newsagency. The sustainable kid’s space near the main food pavilion is available free to make crafts.

While you are downtown, see if you can spot the 12 show items hidden in the shop window displays. Entry forms are at the newsagency.

The popular petting zoo will be back again with a range of friendly fluffy animals like the mini-pig, mini-sheep and mini-calf. You can even bring your pets on Sunday morning at 10am to the pet show, with sections for longest dog’s tail, most unusual pet and best-dressed pet and owner.

Besides all the general animal displays like horse, cattle and poultry, there is a snake display this year.

 There will be the dog high-jumping late on Saturday afternoon and the Grand Parade earlier in the day. Children can also enter their favourite cow and participate in the horse competitions on Saturday or the NHAG Trail Riding Club’s Fun Day on Sunday.

Budding performers can take part in the talent quest held on Saturday where there’s big prizemoney for winners.

Entries are being accepted until November 5. There are children’s divisions in the fruit and vegetable, poultry, sewing, art and craft competitions.

Fun things to see at the show include the truck show all weekend and the motor bike display and the International Eljay Motorbike and Bicycle Stunt Show on Sunday. If that isn’t enough, there will be the spectacular fireworks display just on dark on Saturday night.

And of course, there must be plenty of kids saving hard for the sideshows and rides.

Meet the Showgirls on the next two Saturday mornings on the newsagency corner and get raffle tickets for $1 in the Monster Raffle.

 Win a half-beast donated by Ray Towers Carpets and Mini Storage and Ashly and Rebecca Towers, or grocery hamper from Mallams.

The show gates open early on Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14. Adults are $7 and under 15s are free. Membership of the Show Society is $10 per year and includes free show entry. Sign up at the Mullumbimby Co-op or the newsagency.

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