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Northampton Show provides a blast for all ages at its 104th event on the weekend

Jamie ThannooGeraldton Guardian
Junior ‘jullet’ champion Kobe Dewar, 4, and his mother Emily.
Camera IconJunior ‘jullet’ champion Kobe Dewar, 4, and his mother Emily. Credit: Jamie Thannoo

Northampton’s “biggest and best” show saw great weather and a big turnout on Saturday.

Rides, performances, animals, exhibitions and treats galore were all there at the 104th Northampton Show.

Show bags and slides were a hit with the kids, while the event stayed true to its agricultural roots with sheep and poultry judging, and farmer challenges seeing competitors take on various farming tasks.

Modern touches such as a motorcross show, cocktail bar and performance from former The Voice competitor Jordan Anthony were also among the highlights for visitors.

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“It’s a really great event, a proper agricultural show, it’s an important place for the community and a great place to talk to people,” said Owen Catto from The Regional Men’s Health Initiative, who took the opportunity to reach out to the community at the event.

“Everyone tells me it’s been a great day,” said show president Fred Porter.

“We have the best of both worlds here, we have an ag show with a festival vibe.”

“We’re looking to bigger and better things next year, we’re hoping we can keep building on what we did today,” he said.

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