My writing has been a bit sporadic of late and the reason for that is that Ag show season is fast approaching! Almost everyone in my community digs in and helps out at our local ag show- which is probably why is is such an amazing event- the community spirit is thick in the air and the sense of achievement is so exhilarating- but I’ve got to say the lead up is pretty hectic!
Agricultural shows are run by a committee under the auspice of the Royal Agricultural Society and are aimed at not only bringing a community together, but to showcase and educate others about the different types of agriculture in the area. They are an amazing community event, and for my town especially are one of very few big community events.
Have you been to an ag show recently? I challenge you to head out and visit the one closest to you- I know ours has something for just about everyone- there is the obligatory petting zoo, a sideshow alley with lots of rides, and a myriad of displays that so many people put hours and hours (or days and days) work into, we have quick shears, and a big poultry section, big machinery and a running race that attracts people from all over the state- how can you say no!
I love the fact that people from all walks of life can find something to love at an ag show, no matter what your passion is I challenge you to find something you will enjoy watching, inspecting, eating, buying or doing.
So come along and support the people putting in so much hard work to bring you such an amazing event, I know you will be more than welcome!! (Our show- the Mullewa Agricultural Show is on the 27th of August- come and check it out and say hi to me in the office!!)