The 139th Port Elliot Show is back in 2017

The 139th annual Port Elliot show comes to the Port Elliot showgrounds this weekend and it promises to be a great event.

After the disappointment of last year, when the show was forced to be cancelled due to the flooding of the showgrounds, this year looks to be bigger and better than ever.

Organisers are anticipating a fantastic weekend for all visitors, with an action packed schedule across Saturday and Sunday.

With all the fun of the fair, the exciting entertainment program includes seeing the horses in action, harness events, dog trials and the ute muster.

Meanwhile, the pavilions are sure to be absolutely brimming with indoor exhibits including cookery, cake decorating, art, junior art, woodwork, home produce, needlework, lego, flowers and photography.

As regular visitors know, there is always something for everyone at the Port Elliot show.

Those those that enjoy the outdoors or those who would like a taste of country life, there will of course be all of the regular and beloved outside exhibits.

At these you will be able to come and see cattle, poultry, sheep, animals, reptiles, side shows and dozens of trade sites.

Highlights of this year’s show include two performances by the lovable Humphrey B Bear. He will take to the main stage and delight both young and old as part of the Noises for Kids show on the Sunday. 

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Motor cycle comedy stuntman, Epic Darren, will entertain both young and old with three separate acts on the Saturday. Meanwhile Wobbles the Clown, who is always a favourite with the children, will be on the centre stage at various times over the weekend.

Singers, dancers, musicians, live bands, music groups, side shows, trade sites, pavilions packed with indoor exhibits, art and photography and scarecrow exhibits are just a few of the things show goers can expect to enjoy on the weekend.

All breeds dog championships will take place on the Saturday along with the ute muster and harness horse events and the full horses in action program will take place on Sunday.

Reptile displays, MacDonalds animal farm, miniature goats, poultry, cattle and sheep will be positioned around the grounds while in the pavilions, workshops will be held on both days as well as interesting woodwork demonstrations. 

All of the action will be packed into the Port Elliot Showgrounds on Cameron Street, in Port Elliot.

The gates will be open on both Saturday and Sunday at 9am, and will and close on Saturday at 5pm and on Sunday at 4pm.

The ticket prices for adults is $12 per day, or a weekend pass is a great idea for $20. Pensioners and students are able to enter for $8 while children between 8 and 16 years are $5. For those under under 7 years entry is free.

The entry fee to the Port Elliot Show also entitles patrons to visit the Port Elliot Museum, which is housed within the grounds, at no extra cost during the show weekend.

The show will be officially opened by Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick MP at noon on Saturday.

All are welcome to come and join in what is sure to be another great weekend.

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