Mundulla Show to go ahead

SHOWTIME: The Mundulla Show is on next weekend.
SHOWTIME: The Mundulla Show is on next weekend.

It's that time of year again - the Mundulla Show is on!

The show will be going ahead next weekend, March 5 and 6, although some things may look a little different.

Show president Suzie Coventry said the committee had planned the show like they normally would, in the hopes they could hold it this year amidst COVID.

"We were one of the last shows last year, and then everything turned a bit nasty after that so we were lucky in that department," she said.

"Going through the COVID management plan to get everything up and running for this year has been very daunting.

"There's lots of different rules and regulations, and we need a lot more volunteers to help out.

"The show will be a little bit different from normal - there will be hand sanitizing stations and signage everywhere.

"It's daunting, there's been a few sleepless nights with more ahead, I'm sure, but we've been told by SA Health that unless they call a lockdown, we can go ahead."

One change is that there will be a designated bar and drinking area with live music, which will also host the presentations and the opening ceremony.

Despite COVID requirements, Ms Coventry said it is shaping up to be a great show, with many of the competitions full to capacity.

"We have the children's section, Old McDonalds Farm is coming along again this year," she said.

"The Stockman's Challenge is looking huge this year - they are almost to capacity.

"The Horses in Action are cruising along, and we have the sheepdog trials, they are looking quite full this year.

"They haven't been able to compete this year so they are all looking forward to getting out there.

"The Sheep Innovation looks like it is at full capacity as well."

Team penning is a new event this year, and for something really different, the committee has introduced a car rally on the Sunday.

Participants will be given clues to locations around the Tatiara district and they will have two hours to get to every location before returning to the oval for a barbecue lunch

There will be more trade sites than normal this year, with the committee reducing their fees for traders.

Those that wish to enter in any of the sections are encouraged to give it a go.

For more information on the show, exhibits or schedule, visit https://mundullashow.org.au/