Rural fun, rain or shine

There’s fun for all the family lined up for the annual Wellsford Country Show, which will take place at Centennial Park on Saturday, November 23 from 10am. A range of displays, stalls, competitions, trade stands, food and entertainment will all be on offer, as well as plenty of rides and attractions to keep the children amused.

This year, the Calf & Lamb competition for school-age children is back, after a break of a couple of years due to cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. Organiser Karen Woolley says entries need to come from farms or properties clear of the disease, and animals will be kept and shown separately as a precaution.

As well as the calves and lambs, there will be plenty of other opportunities to get close to animals, with country show favourite the Mystic Haven Mobile Farm Park bringing a host of different animals to meet and pet, including a miniature horse, dogs, chickens, ducks, turtles rabbits, guinea pigs and mice, plus pony and cart rides.

Inflatable fun can be had on a range of bouncy castles and creations, and there will be a merry-go-round and a spinning teacup ride.

Local musicians and performers will provide on-stage entertainment all day, and the Wellsford Volunteer Fire Brigade is putting on a display showing the many emergency services it provides.

Creative types can enter a scarecrow competition or make a creation from recyclable materials. There will also be craft and markets stalls, a variety of tempting food and drink, and a range of trade stands. EFTPOS will be available.

Organiser Lynette Gubb says stall rates are cheap this year and she’s hoping lots of people will come along to support the show, which will be on, come rain or shine.

“It’s a great family day out,” she says.

Info and stall bookings: Go to wellsfordcountryshow.com, email wellsfordcountryshow@outlook.co.nz or call Lynette Gubb on 021 116 8437


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