Saturday, March 04, 2017

The Milton Show 2017

We knew it was show time as, after an extremely dry summer, the heavens were predicted to open up with a severe weather warning in place.
I have been going to this two day event for nearly 30 years and inevitably it is wet.
So we went early to avoid the crowds and the mud. It was already pretty soggy underfoot so we only 'did' the pavilions.
The co driver had entered a number of quilts and did well winning quite a few awards and taking out most successful exhibitor.

The other competitive sections were well represented. The art and photography were amazing as usual as was the wood working. There are some very talented artisans in our area.
Then there are flowers, fruit, vegetables, jam and preserves, honey, sewing, rug making and baked goods of all descriptions.
I always like the bonsai.

Outside the livestock were being judged and the numerous horse events taking place but there were hardly any spectators braving the wind and rain.
The deserted sideshows, rides and carnival food booths must have been praying for a break in the weather.
A rodeo was planned for that night but assumed it would have been called off as conditions worsened during the day.
This was the 148th annual show.
Big things are apparently in the pipeline for 2019.
I really don't know what they can be. It's always been virtually the same all the times I have been.

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