Families enjoy Fruitopia

THE families came in all shapes and sizes at the Lismore Showground yesterday as Tropical Fruits welcomed in the spring with its country fair family day, Fruitopia.

While the glow of the crowd wouldn't have warmed soon-to-be ex-Senator Steve Fielding's heavy heart, it did match the glorious winter weather as hundreds took advantage of the sunshine and the fun of the fair.

The dog show went down a treat, with 30 spectacularly groomed entries, and the bake-off had the judges salivating as they taste-tested dozens of entries.

The drag show saw four newcomers welcomed to the stage under the tutelage of the legendry Maude Boat and the audience lapped it up.

As expected, the country fair theme didn't dull anyone's fashion sense as retro spring frocks and pig-tails strutted side by side with fishnets and stilettos in a cavalcade ofcolour and straw-bale glamour.

All proceeds went to the Erif Benham Memorial Fund for Tropical Fruits' new home.



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