Keen participants Trent and Jane Morgan revel in the atmosphere of the Mullumbimby Show, making the most of the chance to display their produce and art.
Keen participants Trent and Jane Morgan revel in the atmosphere of the Mullumbimby Show, making the most of the chance to display their produce and art. Ross Kendall

Agricultural Show celebrates 108 years

AGRICULTURAL traditions, horse and cattle events, carnival rides and a fireworks display were among the many highlights of the 108th Mullumbimby Agricultural Show at the weekend.

The event has been part of the rural calendar since 1907 and was again a chance for the community to gather to celebrate rural lifestyles and traditions, show secretary Tanja Branson said.

The show schedule included produce and art competitions, a smash-up derby, live-stock competitions as well as plenty of food, music, and the popular sideshow alley.

Ms Branson said while rain had caused some delays, all events had gone ahead.

Among highlights of the show this year were the horse and cattle programs.

"We had some big numbers in the cattle ring on Saturday with plenty coming down from Queensland," Ms Branson said.

"There was a lot of good quality."

The trotting was also a highlight with 37 entries racing for the top prize, a $7500 trotting jig donated by the Garrards family.

RIGHT: The trotting program was among the highlights of the show with competitors vying for a $7500 first prize.
RIGHT: The trotting program was among the highlights of the show with competitors vying for a $7500 first prize.

The regional final of the Young Farmers Challenge was to be decided late yesterday with the winners to compete in the state finals in Sydney.

"We have winners from the Kyogle, Alstonville Lismore and Nimbin shows all competing here," Ms Branson said.

Jane Morgan said the show was a popular hit with her family.

"Our daughters look forward to the show more than anything, but Christmas," Mrs Morgan said.

Mrs Morgan and her husband Trent made the most of the event, submitting entries in a number of categories.

Mr Morgan won first prize with his strawberries and passionfruit while his cucumbers finished second.

He also finished second place in the still life photography section, beaten by his wife who also won the black and white category.

Stallholder Ann Wise said the rain had kept many buyers away and business had been much slower than last year.



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