Bordertown show springs into life

The committee of the Bordertown Spring Festival and Show has been working hard behind the scenes in the last few months in preparation for this year’s 140th annual show.

With new members and fresh ideas it is shaping up to be a cracker of a day.

With popular attractions returning from last year and some new attractions added this year, there will plenty to do for a great family day out.

As it is Remembrance Day, local mayor Graham Excell will be opening the show and conducting a minute’s silence in conjunction with a display form the Light Horse Brigade. In honouring the day, the theme for this year’s show is “Fields Of Poppies”. 

The talented Adrian Harry from Extreme Trials will be back performing three shows throughout the day demonstrating his motorbike skills.

This year also sees the return of the ever popular Speed Shear competition, kicking off at 4pm, with great prize money up for grabs.

It will be a great display of some of the best shearers around and promises to be entertainment for all, with the inclusion of the Tim Lloyde Memorial Trophy kindly donated by the Lloyde family.

The committee has been lucky enough to secure popular Melbourne Band The Kazzoos who are bringing with them Mamma Roo and her Joey Peekaboo and Big Brown Bear. 

They will be performing live on the main stage and roving around the show for you all to meet. 

A new section this year is the pet arena, so bring down your most loved fluffiest, cutest, beloved pets and enter them with great prizes to be won on the day and a chance to show off your pets.

The Bordertown Vehicle Restorers Club will once again be bringing you the annual motor show with the addition this year of the Bordertown Spring Festival and Show Ute Muster.  

Maggies Pizza from Kaniva, will be serving pizzas all day and offering takeaway pizzas at the end of the day for tea

Quentin Ashfield Music will be performing throughout the day, along with all the regular attractions, food, trade and market stalls.

The usual sideshows and thrill rides will be once again be in action on the day along with a huge selection of show bags too. 

Following Saturday’s show, the committee has put together a big day on Sunday for the horses. Melissa Ross has worked extremely hard into putting a great program together with food and coffee facilities available on the day. 

The committee would like to thank the community and businesses for their generous sponsorship given so far, however they are still looking for more monetary sponsors to bring more to the show.

If you would like to get involved with the Bordertown Spring Fair and Show contact the committee by phone or email. Without the help and support the show can’t go on.

Visit the Bordertown Spring Festival and Show Facebook page or the website for more details.