27 October, 2023

Warrnambool Show this weekend

THIS weekend looks set to be an action-packed one for locals and visitors with the annual Warrnambool Show.

By Staff Writer

Warrnambool Show this weekend - feature photo

Festivities will kick off tonight (Friday) with a night of music, food, carnival and fun at the first Warrnambool Showdown. 

The music competition will run from 4.30pm until 9.30pm, featuring emerging south-west musical talent. 

Run as a partnership between Warrnambool City Council, FReeZA and Warrnambool Show, eight finalists will perform live on stage – with the winner to be judged by a panel on the night. 

There will also be a People’s Choice Award so organisers are hoping large crowds will gather to vote for their favourite performer. 

Completing the night will be a Quick Shear shearing competition in the shearing pavilion.

Tomorrow is ‘Super Saturday Show Day’ and once again the showgrounds will be a hive of competitions, attractions, side-shows, food and drink vendors and amusements that will keep visitors of all ages entertained throughout the day. 

Alongside a full range of traditional agricultural show competitions there will be an animal nursery and a Kids Zone with the Dinkum Dinosaur show, music by Mr M and Scott the Juggler. 

Working sheep dogs will also be a crowd favourite, along with sideshow alley where you can grab a showbag – or several.

Local talent will be on display on the music stage and visitors will be well fed by the huge range of food on sale thanks to the ‘Best of the South West’ food vendors. 

When planning your day at the show make sure you save time for a visitor to the very first Gourmet Hub. 

There you will be able to sample local wine, beer, spirits and food products. 

The Homebrew Competition will be in full swing with a People’s Choice Award to be included. 

Proudfoots chef Jack Gleeson will host cooking demos and a number of producers’ workshops will be held throughout the day. 

The showgrounds will be host to a large display by local services and community groups, including RFDS and the simulator plane, ADF, Vic Pol, CFA, SES and a large number of trade stands across the showgrounds where you may find a few early Christmas gifts. 

Entertainment will continue until late in the evening thanks to a host of local multicultural groups, culminating in a performance by the award-winning Warrnambool Showdown Band. 

The Australian/NZ shearing competition will run untill late and the carnival will ensure the fun continues untill after dark. 

The Warrnambool Showgrounds can be found in Koroit Street. 

Admission is free for those aged under 17.


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