Taking it to a new level

Maggie and Ruby Stanton, 6, practise for the new Danger Dash parkour for under 8s, while a fast track for older kids will suit the likes of Angus and Isabelle Livingstone.

Maggie and Ruby Stanton, 6, practise for the new Danger Dash parkour for under 8s, while a fast track for older kids will suit the likes of Angus and Isabelle Livingstone.

Country parkour will be taken to a new level at this weekend's Kyneton Show.

Popularity of the world first event last year saw organisers move to double the fun with two separate courses - adding a 'Danger Dash' for the under eights.

"We're going to have a separate course for the little kids so they can take their time and get confident in their abilities as they climb over everything without holding up the bigger kids who need their own parkour challenge," said Nicole Laity, Kyneton Agricultural Society organiser.

Trained parkour experts will supervise parkour at the show as well as offer tips and tricks. It's free on entry and for all ages - including daring adults.

This year's parkour will again feature agricultural obstacles like a big tractor to climb over, lots of hay bales, gates and tractor tyres, but there will also be some new additions including trampolines.

A pared back parkour course will open for the Friday carnival for the first time for laser tag among the hay bales from 5.30 to 10.30pm.

The nearby Meltdown wipeout challenge will be hilarious fun for all, again absolutely free, while there will be whip cracking demonstrations from horseback on the oval from 7pm before the fireworks at 9pm.

Saturday is Show Day when the pavilion opens to show off all of the best in country cooking craft and produce. The children's pet parade at 10.30 is super cute, or come dressed as your favourite superhero. Judging is at noon following presentation of some of the early winners of the Miss Show Girl competition from the 1950s to the 1970s at 11.45.

Watch the horse show from the grandstand, marvel at the size of the cattle on show, check out the champion chooks and the biggest dog show outside the Royal Melbourne Show.

The show is famous for all its free activities and this year you can make your own Trash Puppet, help build a farm out of boxes or get up close to native animals with Wildlife Gone Walkabout.

There's lots to do in the free Farm Shed for the little ones where they can turn a horseshoe into a wind chime, plant herb seedlings, decorate an egg or a stone plant marker to take home for free.

The star of the Royal Melbourne Show, Farmer Darryl will be there with Australia's best animal nursery or get some advice from This Farm Needs a Farmer and there are free pony rides, easels for artwork, jewellery making, face painting, a quiet reading corner and more!

Carnival night is Friday, November 17, 5.30pm to 10.30pm. Show day is Saturday, November 18, 9am to 4pm.

Admission: $25 family, $10 adults, $5 children (under 16) and pensioners.

Book online: www.kynetonshow.org.au

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