Saturday, February 13, 2016

One week until the Bushy Park Show

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THE 2016 Bushy Park Show will be held this Saturday, February 20. Established in 1865, the show features wood chopping and equestrian sporting events as well as traditional cattle and sheep showing competitions including handler events.

The show will have plenty of entertainment for the whole family. Sands Family Circus will again be putting on a performance and there will be working demonstrations including furniture making and blacksmithing, as well as displays relating to heritage plants, honey and highland cattle.

Bruce Press will be there with his snake pit and there will also be plenty of young animals for children to see, compliments of the Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm.

Local author Marie Bean (The Lazy Runner) will talk about her approach to running and fitness, while
Mavis Beattie will demonstrate a very old recipe, the traditional hop and potato bread. There will also be a butter-making demonstration and two micro-brewers on site, both of whom use hops from the local farm.

With the hops just about to be harvested, the Lions Club train will depart all day from the showground doing a short trip through the hopfields to the Text Kiln and return, all for a gold coin donation.

Tasmanian band Goodfellas will perform from midday and local politicians will take part in the “Pollie Peel-Off” in the afternoon, peeling potatoes under the scrutiny of a judge from the CWA.

The Bushy Park Show is held at the showground on Gordon River Rd, beside the Styx River at Bushy Park. Admission costs $7 for adults and $3 for children aged 5-16.  Family tickets cost $18 (two adults and three children). Accompanied children under five will be admitted free of charge.

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