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[Edition datE] Wednesday November 22 2017
SELWYN RURAL LIFE
Plenty for families to enjoy at annual A&P show
The annual Courtenay A&P Show is set to showcase the best of the Selwyn District’s rural productivity this Friday and Saturday, November 24-25, and will be the 142nd year for the popular event. Every year, the Courtenay A&P Association’s president chooses the theme for the show, and for 2017 president Ashley Seaton has chosen ‘sustainable farming’, with all the exhibitors in the big marquee displaying products representing this theme. Visitors will see the latest in farm equipment and machinery on show at the trade sites. The stock, and grain and seed competitions will again be fierce as farmers hope their entries will get the nod from the judges in reward for all their hard work. Those that have entered the produce, baking, handcrafts and photography competitions will also be hoping for good results in their class, with the public having the chance to view all the entries. Saturday will be a real family day out at the Show, with plenty of entertainment including the Clown Lolytwist and the Pedalmania bikes, which can carry up to five riders and will be available for free rides. There will also be craft stalls and food sites, wood-chopping, vintage car displays, rides and sideshows. Of course, the animals are always a
highlight of the Show. The children will love the interactive activities in the Arion Farm Park where they can hold and pet the baby animals such as lambs and rabbits. Horses will again be a key feature, with keen riders competing in the various events and classes. A spectacular event in the ring will see the stock and station horses being put through their paces on the obstacle course, while the harness horses and ponies will also keep the crowds entertained. The dog trial finals will take place in the main ring just before the Grand Parade. Also taking place in the ring to much hilarity will be the terrier race – anyone can bring their terrier to the show and enter the race on the day. Mingling with the crowds will be special guests, local MP Amy Adams and Selwyn District Mayor Sam Broughton and his wife Liz. The Courtenay A&P Show is being held at the Kirwee Showgrounds with the public expected to start arriving on Saturday from about 9.30am. Friday and Saturday, November 24-25, and will be the 142nd year for the popular event
COURTENAY A&P SHOW
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Adults - $10 Children Under 16 - Free FREE PARKING
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Children’s Entertainment with Lolytwist | Terrier Racing | Speed Shearing Woodchopping | Fire Brigade Display | Craft & Trade Stalls District Dog Trial Final | Special Events | Side Shows Food Stalls | Licensd Booth Arion Farm Park Display - get up close with young farm animals Pedalmania - the weirdest bikes you’ll ever ride! Between 1 and 5 people needed to ride each bike!
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GR FAM EAT ILY D OUT AY !
LOLLY LE & SCRAMB DE ARA GRAND P 1.00PM
Selwyn Times 21-11-17