Mt Pleasant gearing up for a big show

Mt Pleasant Show organisers are anticipating visitors from across South Australia will come out next month and experience country hospitality at its finest. 

Mt Pleasant Show will be celebrating its 156th show on Saturday, 16th March 2019.

Spokesman Adam Thomson said the event continues to be regarded as one of South Australia’s most special country shows, with something to offer everyone.

“This year we offer the age-old favourites such as the woodchopping and shearing competitions, tractor pull competition and ute muster, as well as South Australia’s largest stud beef cattle competition outside of Adelaide,” he said.

“One of the most popular things to do is the $5 Gumleaf Trail showbag, with a range of goodies to be collected during a stroll around the showgrounds. Of course the animal nursery is always a big hit with children wanting to get up close to a variety of animals.”

This year’s Show features a children’s play area for plenty of free fun, plus a range of rides and games along sideshow alley for that extra bit of added excitement.

Adults don’t miss out either, with plenty of entertainment, a Natural Resource Tent, Trade Stalls and an Exhibit Hall packed with amazing crafts and displays.

A range of tasty offerings in the food court will tempt even the fussiest eater, with traditional Devonshire teas expected to retain their reputation as one of the event’s most popular choices.

It wouldn’t be a country show without a number of animal displays and judging, which include Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Wool, Goats, Alpacas, Fleece, Donkey, Cavies (Guinea Pigs), Poultry and Pigeons. This year’s Show again includes a number of exhibits and events that are just for children, including Hall Exhibit opportunities and Animal events, where they can proudly display their favourite pet, poultry or animal handling prowess.

“Coordinated by volunteers, the Mt Pleasant Show has a long-standing reputation as a value-for-money event that captures true country-spirit, and results in proceeds being reinvested into the event and the local community,” Mr Thomson said.

This year the popular event offers $11,000 in prize money, as well as nearly $4,000 in trophies and ribbons.

Main attractions are on between 9am and 5pm, with tickets available at the gate.

An adult ticket is $10, pensioners, students and children (11 years and older) are only $5, and children 10 years old and under are free.

There is plenty of free parking available.