The 98th Mannum Show will be held on March 6, 2021

Freestyle motocross headlines the many activities scheduled for the Mannum Show on Saturday, March 6.

Organisers have been working hard to create a large agricultural show with something for everyone, just like in the 97 years before this event.

Show secretary Sharon Stewart said the 2020 Mannum Show was the last show on the circuit that could go ahead before COVID-19 restrictions were put in place, and it wasn't until recently that this year's event was secured.

She said it had been all systems go since the committee decided just before Christmas that this year's event would go ahead.

"We've had to squeeze six months of work into a couple of months," she said.

She said there were "no problems" putting together a COVID-Safe plan so the show could go ahead in a safe manner.

Most of the usual sections are included in this year's program; there have been "quite a few" entries in the horses, miniature goats, and poultry sections.

Cattle, sheep, and wool sections are also among the agricultural themed sections.

Numerous local schools are involved in showing off students' talents, and the ute muster is returning thanks to the dedication of a young couple who want to see it succeed.

"One of the biggest sections is the art and photography; this year, in the art section we have a literature section for people who write stories and poetry," Ms Stewart said.

Ms Stewart is excited for a new addition this year - a new local, D'arcy Morris, recently joined the committee and will put on freestyle motocross demonstrations with a group of mates.

More entertainment includes water jumping castles, sideshows, live music, and Mount Barker magician Rich Tieger.

While the carp tossing competition has been scratched this year, the sheaf tossing and sheep shearing competitions are still going ahead.

A huge amount of trade sites have been registered already because makers and producers have missed usual opportunities to sell their wares throughout COVID-19 restrictions.

This year is a great opportunity for people interested in entering any of the sections in the pavilion to do so, as entry fees have been waived.

Ms Stewart was looking forward to catching up with patrons on a fun-filled day, hopefully with great weather.

"It's a great family day out, with lots of free entertainment once you're through the gate," she said.

The Mannum Show is at the Mannum Showgrounds/Oval from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, March 6.

Entry is $10 for adults, $5 for pensioners, and $2 for children aged seven to 15.

Family passes are available for members for $20 and include two adults and three children.

The show book has gone online this year - to access it, along with more information and entry details, visit www.mannumshow.org

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