There is less than a month to go until The Great Seymour Show Off is on again.
Are you ready?
The first thing to do is save the date — the event will be held on Friday night and Saturday, October 6 and 7.
Secondly, you need a copy of the schedule, which you can find all over town as well as in Broadford, Kilmore and Nagambie.
The Visitor Information Centre, newsagent and rural supplies shops all have schedules on hand, or you can go online to www.seymouragshow.org.au
There is truly something for everyone, from photography, art and crafts, cooking and baking, produce and plants, dogs, alpacas, goats, cattle and horses galore.
We are especially proud of our junior schedule. There are at least 100 ideas for things kids can do on the holidays to then enter in the show.
We would love to see a huge amount of entries in the junior photography — it is easy and great fun to use your mobile phone.
There is still time to give your pot plants and succulents a good feed to buck them up after the cold winter, or practise your baking and cooking.
You can also train your family dog for the Woof Off, which is worth $50.
There are lots off fun classes in the Family Dog Ring, and don’t forget the Dog High Jump.
A terrific family activity would be making a scarecrow — the sillier and funnier the better.
Just make sure it can stand up unassisted.
There is big news with The Great Seymour Cook Off.
This year the under-12s will be asked to make the best burger, so kids, start practising.
There will be a variety of meats to choose from, different sorts of vegies and plenty of stuff to make sauces from thanks to our wonderful suppliers.
There will be a $300 first prize for children and, as usual, $500 for the champion in the senior section, so get cracking.
The Cook Off team can be found at local farmers markets in the area, so come up and have a chat about anything concerning the Show Off.
There are lots of ways to get in touch and to enter.
We have a new secretary, Melanie Anderson, so phone her on 0422058213 or email [email protected] if you need help.
Don’t forget you can find out nearly everything you need to know online at www.seymouragshow.org.au
The show has been going for 119 years so we must be doing something right.
— Gay Lewis,
Seymour Ag Society