Don McLean (left), of Omakau and John Sanders, of Matangi
Station, Alexandra, relax after participating in the grand
parade at the Central Otago A and P Show in Omakau on
Saturday. Mr McLean's ram was best ram in show and Mr
Sanders' ewe won supreme ewe and supreme sheep. Photo by
A "cracker" Central Otago A&P Show, held at Omakau on
Saturday, was declared a success by organisers with a larger
turnout than in previous years.
Show committee president Geoff Clouston said there were ''way
more people this year ... significantly more. The show was
just a cracker''.
''Never have I seen so many children at the show before.''
At its height, he estimated the crowd to be about 2500 strong
and said there were many more trade exhibits, food and market
stalls and entrants in the sheep, fleece and horse events
than in other years too. He put that down to the
''enthusiastic committee'' and extra entertainment,
particularly for the children.
The Pinot Paddock, an area for adults to enjoy a drink while
watching entertainment, ''was a real hit''.
As well as the traditional home industries and photography
competitions, pet parade, Jack Russell race, shearing
competitions and the monster water slide, there was
entertainment from former New Zealand's Got Talent
competitors Hit Men Percussion and a cooking demonstration
from 2012 New Zealand Masterchef competitor Tracy Paterson,
of Omakau. The day was capped off by a twilight performance
from Maggie Ruddenklau, of Wanaka.