Longford Show focused on family fun, says secretary

SHOWTIME: Longford Show Society secretary Kristy Springer is preparing for Saturday's 160th show at Longford Showground. Picture: Melissa Mobbs

SHOWTIME: Longford Show Society secretary Kristy Springer is preparing for Saturday's 160th show at Longford Showground. Picture: Melissa Mobbs

Families have been enjoying a day out at the Longford Show for 160 years.

With more than 7000 people through the gates each year, organiser’s of the 2016 event are expecting it to be another big show.

“It’s a very family friendly show, the kids always love it and it just has a great vibe,” show secretary Kristy Springer said.

Ms Springer, who is in her first year as secretary, said patrons could expect a few new additions this year.

“We’ve got the circus school who will perform in the area, so that’s very exciting,” she said.

“Overall though, it’s still a very traditional show, this is our 160th so we’re obviously doing something right.”

The Longford Show will feature one of the biggest mobile ferris wheels in the country, which was also at the Royal Launceston show last week.

There will also be dog shows, sheep and poultry pavilions, showbags and the traditional sideshow alley.

The event will be held at the Longford Showground on Saturday with gates open from 8am.

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