Opportunity to show off skills

HOME cooks are being urged to perfect their jams, pickles and sauces in preparation for next month’s Orange Show.

Orange Show Society’s publicity officer Betty Naylor said craft, cooking, vegetables and the work of local school children were always popular with showgoers.

This year there will also be a fine art display and an historical exhibition in Williams Pavilion.

Mrs Naylor said apart from the traditional show favourites there will also be a range of new attractions including the ABC’s on the road trailer that’s designed to showcase ABC programs.

The trailer allows visitors to practise their news and weather presenting skills using a teleprompter and chroma key machine.

Mrs Naylor said the My Pet Dinosaur exhibit was sure to prove popular with younger showgoers who will be given the chance to dig for fossils and interact with a real looking six-month-old T-Rex puppet.

Once again the show will incorporate a free circus.

“It’s a family show, that’s alcohol free,” Mrs Naylor said.

“This year we’re trying to get different attractions.”

Other favourites include a ute display, ring events, woodchopping and a fashion show.

The show guide is already available at a number of outlets including the Central Western Daily’s office in Kite Street, the Orange Visitor Information Centre, Cook Park Guildry, East Orange Post Office, Horse Land and Mullion Produce. 

Entries are open for the scarecrow competition while home brew entries close on March 26, the dog section closes March 29 and the photography section closes on April 2. 

A working bee will be held from 9.30am on April 1 at the Orange Showground.

This year’s show runs from April 20 to 21 at the Orange Showground.

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