The weather gods smiled on the Tatiara on Saturday as beautiful weather saw a healthy crowd attend the 140th annual Bordertown Spring Festival and Show.
The gates opened at 9am with a flurry of locals getting through the gates before Saturday sport started for many.
The talented Adrian Harry from Extreme Trials was back performing for the enthusiastic crowd early in the morning, performing the first of three shows throughout the day that demonstrated his motorbike skills.
The show paused for a minute’s silence at 11am for Remembrance Day. The Naracoorte Light Horse Brigade were on hand for the ceremony which was conducted by Damien Van De Velde.
Tatiara District Council mayor Graham Excell then officially opened the 2017 show and thanked the committee for their tireless work in making the show one of the must do things within the Tatiara.
A crowd favourite, the Kazoos were then up on the main stage performing to a number of little children and ensuring that they would go home happy to have been involved in the show.
This gave parents and carers the opportunity to take a break from the fast pace of the show and also get a bit of shade from the sun that was beaming down on the showgrounds.
The various food and drink stalls that were on offer were well supported throughout the day, especially the popular Krispy Kreme stall which had a line-up for most of the day.
The Bordertown Vehicle Restorers Club once again put on the annual motor show with the addition of the Bordertown Spring Festival and Show Ute Muster. See page 19 of sport for more details on the motor show.
Show-goers took the opportunity to head inside to the football clubrooms to cool down and watch the fashion parade followed by a Tatiara Health 4 Life presentation.
The usual sideshows and thrilling rides were a big hit once again along with a huge selection of show bags that kept all show-goers happy.
The Tatiara Trek was another popular attraction on the day with children visiting various stalls and collecting goodies to fill up their show bags with. Some children even wanted to go around for a second time!
The final attraction of the day was the Speed Shear which saw a large crowd gather to witness the shearers go up against each other to see who had the best skills.
While the weather was warm, it was great to see so many people out enjoying the attractions that the committee worked so hard to make happen.
The committee would like to give a huge thank you to all the sponsors in any way, from monetary donations to labour and the donation of goods.