RESIDENTS were spoilt for choice at this year’s Leeton Show.
Starting on Friday and finishing late Saturday afternoon, residents turned out in their droves as they sought out thrills, showbags, rides and, of course, a dagwood dog or two.
Headlining the entertainment this year was Eljay Freestyle Entertainment with their tricks wowing all ages throughout the two days.
For those not wanting to check out sideshow alley, there was plenty more to see and do.
Horse events, the pavilions, farmers challenge, Big Day Out 4 Pets, animal nursery and the fireworks on Friday night were all popular.
Makalia Ciccia took out the honour of the 2018 Leeton Showgirl.
Leeton Show Society president Liz Munn was pleased the tradition of the show was able to continue again.
“I think it’s a very important part of the community,” she said.
“People definitely appreciate that we put it on every year.
“Hopefully we were able to cater for everyone. It takes a lot of hard work from all of committee members and volunteers.
“Shows like this one are very important. I know the kids certainly love going every year.”
New to this year’s event was the dog high jump, with the eventual winner clearing more than seven feet.
A pleasing aspect for Miss Munn in 2018 was the number of entries into the different pavilion sections.
“The arts pavilion was packed with entries and with people viewing them as well,” she said.
“It was great to see.”
Horse and ring events also drew a crowd and the number of rides doubled this year in sideshow alley.
“Usually every year we clash with the Shepparton Show, but we didn’t this year, so all of the rides came to us, which was great,” Miss Munn said.
The committee behind the show will now take a well-earned break before having their final meeting of the year in November.
An AGM will be held in early 2019 with preparations for the next show kicking off soon after that.
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