Last chance to sign up for Kununurra Ag Show
Tomorrow will be your last chance to sign up to the first-ever online Kununurra Agricultural Show.
There are about 100 different entry classes which can be entered until 5pm.
Kununurra Agricultural Society president Kath Ryan said everything had to change in how the show was run because of COVID-19.
For most categories participants will need to register with the show to receive an exhibit card.
Once they get that card they can take a photo or video of their actual exhibit, along with the card, for judging.
“The gardens are still done the same way they are always done, so the judge comes to you,” Ms Ryan said.
“We’ve applied that system to the produce as well; with any produce exhibits the steward and the judge come to you and judge your exhibit where it is.”
The show president said it was important to still engage with the event as an artistic outlet amid frustrations from COVID-19 restrictions. “We can still manage to do something and what we wanted to do is at least run something that gets the community involved,” Ms Ryan said. “That participatory side of the show which is all about community, artistic expression, showing off the best of what you’ve got and getting involved and having a go.”
The society was the recipient of a Federal Government grant recently which will go into repairs and maintenance of the show grounds. The $124,999 grant will see repairs to the ablutions as well as the lining of the pavilion walls to keep future fruit and vegetable exhibits cool.
Ms Ryan said the pavilion was basically a tin shed that got really hot in the morning.
“It’s lovely in the afternoon, but it gets really hot in the morning and that’s when people bring their exhibits in for ‘normal shows’,” she said.
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