Numbers up at Kyneton Show

Hot sunny conditions saw an estimated 4500 people attend the 157th Kyneton Show, one of the longest running in the state.

Treasurer Ros Matheson said attendance at the Friday night carnival was about the same as last year but Saturday numbers were up by about 500.

Kyneton Agricultural Society president Michael O'Sullivan said everybody had a wonderful time.

Torrential rain in the lead-up had been a concern but the sun shone with a maximum of 29 degrees on Show Day.

Sixteen-year-old Jaymee Cayzer took home five championship sashes including Supreme Champion Led All Breeds on her seven-year-old thoroughbred KJC Private Benjamin, following a win at the Royal Hobart Show where she was named Champion Intermediate Rider. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Sixteen-year-old Jaymee Cayzer took home five championship sashes including Supreme Champion Led All Breeds on her seven-year-old thoroughbred KJC Private Benjamin, following a win at the Royal Hobart Show where she was named Champion Intermediate Rider. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Whole family fancy dress in the topsy ring for newcomers to showing. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Whole family fancy dress in the topsy ring for newcomers to showing. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Hang on to your hat! The dodgem car challenge. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Hang on to your hat! The dodgem car challenge. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Tara Kom with five-month-old boston terrier Jagarra Eye of the Tiger, aka Cookie Monster, who won Best Baby Puppy in Breed. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Tara Kom with five-month-old boston terrier Jagarra Eye of the Tiger, aka Cookie Monster, who won Best Baby Puppy in Breed. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Tara Kom with five-month-old boston terrier Jagarra Eye of the Tiger, aka Cookie Monster, who won Best Baby Puppy in Breed. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Tara Kom with five-month-old boston terrier Jagarra Eye of the Tiger, aka Cookie Monster, who won Best Baby Puppy in Breed. Photo: Maryanne Alderson

Zoe Hohnberg, 9, Drummond North: winner of the Junior Handlers Competition, Under 15 years. Photo: Sarah Turner

Zoe Hohnberg, 9, Drummond North: winner of the Junior Handlers Competition, Under 15 years. Photo: Sarah Turner

Daisy Gruar, 10, from Daylesford, with Farmer Daryl's goats. Photos: Sarah Turner

Daisy Gruar, 10, from Daylesford, with Farmer Daryl's goats. Photos: Sarah Turner

Max Hill, 7, from Kyneton, planting in the farm shed. Photo: Sarah Turner

Max Hill, 7, from Kyneton, planting in the farm shed. Photo: Sarah Turner

Three-year-old Callum and five-year-old Mila Pulford were among the many entries in One Decorated Teddy Bear Biscuit for under 10s. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Three-year-old Callum and five-year-old Mila Pulford were among the many entries in One Decorated Teddy Bear Biscuit for under 10s. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Eight-year-old Melia Hayes from Kyneton flies through the parkour obstacle course. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Eight-year-old Melia Hayes from Kyneton flies through the parkour obstacle course. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Sheep shearing demonstration in The Farm Shed. Photo: Nicole Laity

Sheep shearing demonstration in The Farm Shed. Photo: Nicole Laity

The pavilion was filled with the perfume of champion roses. Photo: Nicole Laity

The pavilion was filled with the perfume of champion roses. Photo: Nicole Laity

Jack Adcok, 8, Strathsfieldsaye: whip cracker. Photo: Sarah Turner

Jack Adcok, 8, Strathsfieldsaye: whip cracker. Photo: Sarah Turner

Summer Meadows, 12, Kyneton: First place 'Anything made with lemon'. Photo: Sarah Turner

Summer Meadows, 12, Kyneton: First place 'Anything made with lemon'. Photo: Sarah Turner

Caspian Bouchier, 11, Kyneton: First place with his replica model of  bush ranger's home - 'artilce made from natural resources'. Photo: Sarah Turner

Caspian Bouchier, 11, Kyneton: First place with his replica model of bush ranger's home - 'artilce made from natural resources'. Photo: Sarah Turner

Janice Sinnot - with her entry from last year that went on to win at the Melbourne Show.  She entered a further 14 pieces of intricate sewing in this year's Kyneton Show. Photo: Sarah Turner

Janice Sinnot - with her entry from last year that went on to win at the Melbourne Show. She entered a further 14 pieces of intricate sewing in this year's Kyneton Show. Photo: Sarah Turner

Flo Watson, Kyneton, entered 17 jars of produce along with 10 other entries. Photo: Sarah Turner

Flo Watson, Kyneton, entered 17 jars of produce along with 10 other entries. Photo: Sarah Turner

Gene McKenna, Kyneton: super hero 'Genie in a stockpot'. Photo: Sarah Turner

Gene McKenna, Kyneton: super hero 'Genie in a stockpot'. Photo: Sarah Turner

Caroline Sarah, Kyneton: super hero 'Garden Girl'. Photo: Sarah Turner

Caroline Sarah, Kyneton: super hero 'Garden Girl'. Photo: Sarah Turner

Abby Sinnott, 9, Kyneton: winner of the best dressed pet. Photo: Sarah Turner

Abby Sinnott, 9, Kyneton: winner of the best dressed pet. Photo: Sarah Turner

Billie Jimson and Sophie Henderson, 9, Kyneton: taking a break in parkour course. Photo: Sarah Turner

Billie Jimson and Sophie Henderson, 9, Kyneton: taking a break in parkour course. Photo: Sarah Turner

Billie Jimson and Sophie Henderson, 9, Kyneton: taking a break in parkour course. Photo: Sarah Turner

Billie Jimson and Sophie Henderson, 9, Kyneton: taking a break in parkour course. Photo: Sarah Turner

The agricultural inspired obstacle course Country Parkour was popular all day. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

The agricultural inspired obstacle course Country Parkour was popular all day. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

The Danger Dash for under 8s dared youngsters to change themselves. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

The Danger Dash for under 8s dared youngsters to change themselves. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Hundreds of toy utes and cars were made in The Farm Workshop. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Hundreds of toy utes and cars were made in The Farm Workshop. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Hundreds of toy utes and cars were made in The Farm Workshop. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Hundreds of toy utes and cars were made in The Farm Workshop. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

The Danger Dash for under 8s dared youngsters to change themselves. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

The Danger Dash for under 8s dared youngsters to change themselves. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Flynn Williams, 7, and family were thrilled with his special prize in Decorated Teddy Bear Biscuit. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

Flynn Williams, 7, and family were thrilled with his special prize in Decorated Teddy Bear Biscuit. Photo: Bernadette Nunn

"We were very blessed. It was terrific weather. The rain didn't hamper us in any way. In fact it probably helped settle the dust," Mr O'Sullivan said.

NEW ADDITIONS

Mr O'Sullivan said the inclusion of free laser tag, Bucking Bull and the Meltdown challenge on the Friday night carnival gave teenagers another option.

"When they had used their money on the rides, they could come down there and have a bit of rivalry to extend the evening and not cost them anything."

He said parents should be proud.

"The way the young people conducted themselves was exemplary."

Mr O'Sullivan said the pavilion was spectacular on Show Day.

The two parkour courses were a hit as were all the free, hands-on activities in The Farm Shed, animal nursery, woodwork and craft tents.

"I enjoy seeing so many people have such a good day and getting families together and out of that technology environment," he said.

New eating areas under the shade of the oak trees proved popular while moving the wool display to the sheep pavilion saw a spike in entries and a huge alpaca section.

Mr O'Sullivan also praised the stewards who took over the cattle and horse sections.

"What a terrific job they did. They are in a rebuilding phase and they will only go from strength to strength," he said.

He said the committee is always open to any suggestions for improvement.

"Every year we are doing something a little bit different as well as what was good from the year before."

Mr O'Sullivan thanked all the businesses who sponsor the show.

"We are a non-profit organisation. They are putting their hand in their pocket to support the show, for the community," he said.

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