The tradition continues

November 1, 2023 BY

Byaduk & Community Spring Show this weekend

It is a tradition with 115 years of history and this weekend the Byaduk & Community Spring Show will be centre stage after the 2022 revamped event, under the guidance of a new and young enthusiastic team of amazing volunteers, was injected with new life.

A record crowd attended last year’s show and the committee is keen to continue the success of the reimagined show, and invites everybody to support the show again this year.

Held at the Byaduk Hall this Saturday, the event will be brimming with flowers, craft, cookery and photography.

The call is still out for entries, in categories including favourite flower, best rose, creative spring splendour floral arrangement, yummiest yoyo, best blooming pot plant, bunch of your prettiest flowers, article made by your grandmother, and favourite portrait photo. With 116 categories across Cut Flowers, Roses, Floral Art, Cookery, Community Scarecrow, Homecrafts and Photography, there is definitely a category for everybody across all age groups.

Many gardeners will be watching their roses hoping to take out the Brenda Millard Perpetual Trophy Champion Rose of the Show, a prestigious award that has generated great interest over many years.

There is also the Cecily & Frank Holcombe Perpetual Trophy for Best Floral Art Exhibit, the Mavis Haylock Perpetual Trophy for Champion Cut Flower, the Nationwide Champion Scarecrow, the Shirley Gibson Perpetual Trophy for Champion Children’s Exhibitor, Champion Yoyo, Best Homecrafts Entry and Best Photographic Entry.

Entries are to be registered by 2pm this Friday by email to byadukspringshow@ or by text to Coral Shepherd on 0419 787 239. All entries are to be delivered to the hall on Friday between 6–8pm. All entries will be judged on Saturday morning. The Hall will open at 11am to the general public with the trophy presentation and official opening at 12 noon.

There is a large number of stallholders already booked in selling an amazing variety of products throughout the day. Stalls include Macarthur Men’s shed, plant stall, Juju designs and Peonies, Ruth Thomson with Paddock Stitches, Macarthur Enchantments, Lyn Bunworth designs, Rosies Rocks and artworks, Rodney and Sara Morgan Suffolk Rams, Ace Hardy with Toolka Collars and belts, Macarthur Primary School Bake Stall, Casterton Distillery, Naomi Hill Creations, Hamilton Wool and Craft Guild, Pierrepoint Proteas, Graham Brumley whips, and Penny Mather’s Tyrendarra flowers.

The BBQ will be going with a sausage sizzle, and a lamb weight guessing competition will run through the day to win a meat tray.

There will also be entertainment with live music from the popular duo Trish and Isaac.

Children are well catered for at the show, with the Southern Grampians Shire announcing a successful grant for inflatable children’s activities with face painting also on offer.

There is $100 kindly donated by Nationwide AB for the Scarecrow Competition, which is to be donated to your nominated educational facility. You can team up with your family, friends, class at school or kinder, to create your scarecrow.

Jo Levy of ‘For The Love of Flora’ has kindly offered to make a floral display. Over the years Jo has been involved, she has contributed stunning archways and floral panel/wall.

Afternoon tea is included in your entry fee.

The chosen charity this year is The Royal Flying Doctors Service, along with sharing the proceeds for the upgrade of the Byaduk Community Playground.

If you would like to book a stall, please call Aggie Stevenson on 0427 786 243, or for further information on the show or a schedule, please contact Jo Moore on 0429 787 258.