Launceston may have done away with a two-day show, but the format still has a place at Scottsdale.
The 115th Scottsdale Show will be held across Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, with plenty of entertainment for the whole family.
This year’s highlights include live music from Zac Walsh and the Young Guns on Friday night, as well as a Fashion Parade in the football club rooms, also on Friday.
Chainsaw carver Eddie Freeman will showcase his talents on Friday and Saturday to create an item that will be sold as part of a silent auction.
There will also be the usual equestrian, beef, dairy and cattle handling and judging across the two days.
New additions to the schedule include a tug of war, with teams of five set to compete for cash prizes donated from the Scottsdale Football Club.
Scottsdale Show committee member Sally Kershaw said the event was open to anyone.
“The only requirement for teams is that they have at least one female,” she said.
“We thought it would be a nice addition to this year’s entertainment, and it’s great to have the support of the football club.”
There is more than one way to take in this year’s festivities, with the Flinders Island Aviation helicopter set to offer rides to those who prefer an aerial view.
Scottsdale Show acting secretary Maria Branch said there was no shortage on the ground.
“Our homecraft, art and craft and photography is worth a look as it showcases all the talented cooks, artists and photographers in the North-East,” she said.
“Greenham Animal Nursery is another favourite for all the family, filled with cute farm animals.
“There will also be a display of cheese and butter making held on both days, although it is not for human consumption.”
Friday and Saturday gate admission is $12 for Adults and $5 for children between 7-15.
Entry is free for children under the age of seven.
Eftpos available at the main gate only. No cash out.