Sunday, September 2 dealt the village of Woodstock the perfect spring day for their annual show. Crowds exceeded all expectations and yet again another gate record was broken, with approximately 3000 people entering the gates. This number of patrons attending the show has never been witnessed before and left the committee amazed at the support shown, exemplifying the strength of the community and what it can achieve.
There were record entries in the woodchopping, with 18 axeman, and 38 shearers competing in the quick shear. The chainsaw racing and the tractor pull also saw record participants and captivated show patrons for hours. Australian Chainsaw Carving Champion Rob Bast awed crowds with his amazing creations. Pieces carved during the day included a border collie dog, a wedge tailed eagle and a black and tan kelpie. All pieces were auctioned by J J Dresser’s Taylor Meek on show day.
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Troppo Magic captivated young children and adults with his magic show and the Old Kentucky Animal Farm gave children the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals. Novelty events and the human hungry hippo event also provided patrons the opportunity to participate in some communal fun.
Whilst farm, produce and flower entries were lower than normal this year due to seasonal conditions, the display of art, craft and photography was nothing short of brilliant. A large number of cars, bikes and utes took pride of place at the main entrance, with once again record entries.
A new concept in 2018 was the POP UP PANTRY, all produce and goods made, supplied and donated by the members and community of Woodstock with all proceeds being donated to the Hope for Lucas Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation. It was a resounding success with over $2000 raised for the cause. The market laneway showcasing local providores and makers was also well supported, with many stall holders committing to attend in 2019.
The Woodstock Memorial Show committee would like to thank all those who supported our show. This includes all our sponsors, volunteers, members and especially all those members of the public that attended on the day. The Woodstock community enjoy showcasing all that is great about living and working in the country and being part of a small community.