115th Gunning Show on February 19 at the Showground

The Gunning Show celebrates all things local this Sunday, February 19, at the Gunning Showground.

Council staffers have prepared the grounds. An army of volunteers has set up the pavilion and the wide variety of livestock exhibit rings. The Show office has been a hive of activity.

There will be lots of free activities for children.

Expect to see trotting races, local food and produce stalls, face painting, animal patting and a treasure hunt in among the many attractions of the country fair.

“A highlight, I think, for this year will be the fresh food and produce hub with 10 stalls,” said Show president Frank Hannan.

He also mentioned that donations of eggs, zucchini, pumpkin, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, potatoes and capsicum for the show kitchen would be most gratefully accepted, as would any slices that you might happen to whip up!

Gates open 6.30am Sunday; horse events, yard dogs 8am; Pavillion, shearing 9am; Showgirl, Showboy and Tinytots, 11am.

Tickets: family $25; adult $10; under 18 $5; conc $5. Parking in the Showground: $10 (non-members).

Gates are also open at 2pm for the trots on Saturday, a free family event. 

Family and friends of the late John Clancy will be on hand for dedication of his memorial seat at about 3.30pm before the first race.