Little bit of country comes to town for annual show

November 6, 2017 by  

Braeside residents are among many set to enjoy all the fun of the fair when the country comes to the city in the form of the annual Dandenong Show.

Entry prices have been reduced for this year’s event, which will include a host of attractions ranging from art and crafts to show jumping and judging of the best livestock plus rides, show bags and carnival.

A spokesman for the organisers said a special Outback Stockman’s Show has also been included in the entry price.

Trade Space Supervisor Mick Duggan said the Dandenong Show, which is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors over the weekend of November 11 and 12, also features local businesses and groups.

He said the event is a great opportunity for individual organisations to use the exposure, perhaps combined with flyer or brochure printing, to promote individual products and services.

Some regular attendees at the show, such as 82-year-old Graeme Kershaw who went to his first Dandenong Show in 1966, never miss the event. For several years he was chairman of the cattle committee.

As such, the former stock and station agent takes particular interest in the beef and dairy cattle judging held on the first day of the show each year, and said to the Dandenong Star:

“They are judged on their breed, the quality of the cattle.”

All the action for show goers starts at 9:00 am on each day with entry prices for kids five or under free, 6-16 year olds $5 and adults $10.