The Angaston Show will celebrate 120 years in 2017 with plenty of features, both new and classic, on show for the entire family.
In addition to the features, ringmaster Robert Blenkiron will celebrate 60 years of being associated with the show, clocking up his involvement with at least half of the show’s existence.
Show secretary Chris Linke said the show committee had kept in with the “traditional elements” in the celebration year.
“To mark the celebration year, we wanted to keep all the traditional elements, but have added a whole range of new or improved features to attract a broader audience,” she said.
“People like continuity and tradition and the spirit which binds the community comes from knowing exactly when our show will be and the traditional content they can expect.”
She also confirmed the traditional shearing competition had been replaced with a historical shearing display with blade shearing and a kid’s zone.
The pet area has been changed with a new convener and sponsorship, as well as the addition of the home brew section.
The colouring competition has added some prizes this year, a blacksmith marquee will be open, and the traditional grand parade will take place, with a parade of vehicles at 2.30pm.
In honour of the Barossa Vintage Festival’s 70th celebration, the show has added a scarecrow-making site, and a tractor pull competition for some community spirit.
The kids have plenty of activities on display, with the kid’s farm, kid zones, big size game selections, balloon sculpting and a racing car simulator.
The acknowledgement of the celebration year will be during the official opening at 11.30am on the oval.
Ms Linke said the show was that much more special made by the fact it was Angaston’s 175th year.
“It’s a very special time for Angaston in its 175th year and the Barossa Valley and we are so pleased to be able to launch all of these anniversaries at our show,” she said. “I think if the community haven’t been to a show for a while, this is the one to attend.”
There will be something for each of your family members at the show with an entry fee of $10 for adults, $8 for pensioners, $5 for students and children under 12 years of age free from 9am to 5pm this Saturday.