Family-friendly fun at Westbury Show

Showstopping: Jess Howard, of Westbury, on Windy Hill Rambler. Pictures: Phillip Biggs
Showstopping: Jess Howard, of Westbury, on Windy Hill Rambler. Pictures: Phillip Biggs

Now in its 156th year, the Westbury Show certainly lives up to its title as 'The family variety show of the north'.

This year entertainment will include music and maypole dancing from Westbury Primary School, the U3A Ukulele Singing Group, Fiddle Stix and Taiko Drummers. Seedhouse's exotic birds, a reptile display and some miniature goats will be at the show for all to meet.

Hagley Rural Youth will run a dog high jump competition, while a new and more adventurous addition to the free kid's corner will be laser tag. Another feature in 2019 will be alpacas, with children from Hagley Primary School going through the paces of learning to show these charming animals.

Steam engines from Pearn's Steam World will be one display including the Carnival Organ, vintage cars, trucks and tractors.

Beau Woodiwiss, of Sunnyside, Railton, with puppy Luna enjoying at day out at Westbury show 2018.

Beau Woodiwiss, of Sunnyside, Railton, with puppy Luna enjoying at day out at Westbury show 2018.

Home Industries, another country show staple will have a selection of art, cooking and hotographs, plus this year showcasing a special feature for the celebration of 180 years of education in Westbury by the town's primary school.

A new six-bar horse jumping event is being held with $1000 prize money is on offer to help raise awareness of Parkinson's Disease.

Gates open on Saturday at 8.30am. Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for children aged between 6-16, under 6 are free and family pass cost $25.

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