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Monday, January 29, 2018

Save the date: February 17 at Bushy Park

BUSHY Park Show Day 2018 on February 17 will have lots to enjoy from 9am-4pm including plenty of demonstrations throughout the day such as Cooking with Rodney Dunn; Herbal teas and beauty products from the garden with Sandra Whalan; How to bottle fruit at home, with Mavis Beattie;  Hand dyeing wool using jelly crystals with Eva Ruzika; Hands-on old woodworking tools with Fred Lees; and watch local blacksmith Phil Green at work. 

Sands Family Circus will perform again and this year they are bringing their crazy fun bikes for anyone to try. Matthew Johnson will be there with his "Kelpies in Action" - watch as he explains how to train a kelpie to round up sheep, and even see them round up some ducks!

Also on the program are woodchopping, animal competitions, live music with the Goodfellas, and bush poetry with Phil Rush. Animal displays including mini goats, highland cattle, and a chance to learn about Tasmanian snakes. There will be an equestrian competition including events for miniature horses.

With a State Election campaign now under way, show-goers will be able to watch some of our state politicians and local councillors as they race each other and the clock in a fun challenge around lunch time.

Children will be well catered for with the ever-popular teacup ride, jumping castle and other sideshows. Plenty of food and drink will be available and there will be trade sites and information sites as well.

For anyone interested in home industries, there will be a competition for home-made jams, preserves, honey and home brews. If sewing, needlework and cooking are more your thing, give the homecrafts competition a go - there are categories for juniors too! The first five entries per person in each competition schedule are free if you attend on the day, and $1 per entry thereafter. "We would love more entries and we are even offering to collect via prior arrangement, in New Norfolk, ($1 per entry) if you cannot make it on the day," show secretary Alison Hennessy said. "Maybe you grow flowers or fruits and vegetables, or like art - there is something in our homecrafts program for this as well."

For competition schedules and entry forms visit the website at or email Inquiries can also be made by phone on 6286 5156 and via FacebookSite applications are still open: contact the show society using the methods above.

Entry to this year's show will cost $18 for a family of two adults and 3 children (5-16 years). Individual prices are $7 for adults, $3 for children, and infants under five are admitted free.

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