Tanunda Show’s massive turnout

ORGANISERS of the 104th Tanunda Show have labelled the event a “raging success”, with thousands of show-goers flocking to the annual family tradition on Saturday.

Show secretary and treasurer Debbie Miles said perfect weather contributed to high attendance numbers, with more than 3000 people passing through the gates of the Tanunda Recreational Park showgrounds.

“We thought it was going to be really hot, but the weather was perfect,” she said.

“We had good cloud cover, and a few drizzles, which kept the dust down.

“There were a few other events on, but, being on a long weekend, the attendance was still good.

“We are really happy with the whole day.”

Kicking off at 8.30am, the jam-packed family fun day featured a raft of competitions, rides and entertainment, along with food and drink options.

Ms Miles said the exhibition hall was filled with quality entries, showcasing the best in food, art and craft.

“We had some really good displays in the hall,” she said.

“It’s always difficult with the weather to know what you’re going to get in the produce and flower categories, but what we got was really good quality.

“The cookery and preserves were very popular sections, with lots of entries.”

The popular gumboot-throwing competition, again, proved a hit with the kids, while many adults had a crack at the log-chopping competition.

“The gumboot-throwing competition seems to get even more popular every year,” Ms Miles said.

“We are considering introducing an adult’s competition next year, because they’d love to do it.
“The music and entertainment kept everyone amused all day.”

Ms Miles said organisers have received “positive feedback” on the show, with many visitors praising the long weekend event.

“Lots of visitors told us they really enjoyed it, and that they’ll be back next year,” she said.

“We are always looking at what we can do to improve the event.”

Laura Tilley

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Laura Tilley joined The Bunyip team after completing her Bachelor of Journalism at the University of South Australia and working at sister newspaper The Murray Pioneer, Renmark, recently. Laura undertook a student exchange to the UK, where she studied journalism courses at the University of Worcester. She completed several stints across different media outlets where she found her passion for journalism.

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