Article by Chalien Bayliss, ASC of SA
His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC, Governor of South Australia, will officially open the 100th Quorn Show on September 22.
Quorn Agricultural Show Society President, Bronwyn Filsel said she was excited that His Excellency would be opening the Show, and that the Governor had approved use of the official title of Royal Northern Agricultural, Floricultural and Horticultural Society Show.
“This is a prestigious title and we are very excited to be able to use it for this Show as it has a great history behind the title,” Bronwyn said.
“The Show Committee is working hard to lock in lots of exciting sideshows, entertainment and stalls for all the family to enjoy. We have great headline acts such as comedy stuntman Epic Darren, Mr Oopy and his bubble show, Old MacDonalds Farm, Cool 4 Kids and James’ Magic Travelling Show.”
Attracting up to 1,500 people each year, the Quorn Show is a major event for Quorn, and locals and tourists alike look forward to seeing what each year brings.
“We are hoping to feature a few different attractions this year and are seeking anyone who has any memorabilia or photos from previous shows to let us know and, if we can borrow it for the day, that would be great. We would like to have an historic display but really need people to contribute to this.”
Bronwyn said the Horses in Action section would again be a major drawcard for the show.
“The Horses in Action event in Quorn is one of the best attended outside of Adelaide. We hope that the impacts of the drought will be minimal and hope to still have a good number of horse entries in the arena.”
Other highlights will include a Prince and Princess of the Show competition for children aged eight and under, and a poster competition being run in conjunction with the local school.
The Quorn Show is also aimed at lifting the town’s spirits and bringing the community together.
“With drought hitting hard across many regions, events such as the Show offer affordable events for people to attend and it provides something for the whole family,” Bronwyn said. “It’s also a great social setting where people can connect and try and forget their worries for a few hours.”
The 100th Royal Northern Agricultural, Floricultural and Horticultural Society Show will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the Quorn Community Oval. The official opening by the Governor will take place at 12.00pm.