EARLY yesterday Orange Show craft stewards were already pleased with the number of entries for this year’s competition.
Assistant steward Elaine Connor said there had been a wide range of entries received including quilting, knitting, crochet, jewellery, woodwork, felting and ceramics.
“We’re really amazed at the wide range of craft and talent,” she said.
Entries into the popular section expand each year, Mrs Connor said, with new sections added regularly.
“We try and change the program with any new craft that is out,” she said.
Chief steward Bethany Westcott is in the role for the first time this year and said she was very impressed.
“I love the stuff and to see each piece come in is fantastic,” she said.
Craft is one of many sections open for competition for the 141st annual Orange Show.
Over the next few days judges will critique some of the best in locally-grown produce, cooking, horticulture, agriculture and pets.
Over 200 of the best primary and high school student artworks will also be on exhibition at the show.
Orange Show Society senior vice-president Chris Ross said he was pleased with the number of entries received this year.
“They’ll get judged and there is a first, second, third and highly commended,” he said.
Gates will open for the Orange Show at 7am on Saturday with thousands of people expected to visit across the weekend.