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158th Gawler Show

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by Stacey Canavan (subscribe)
I'm a 27 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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Each year the Gawler Show has held by The Gawler Agricultural, Horticultural and Floricultural Society since 1854. On August 30th-31st The Gawler Showgrounds held the 158th Gawler Show, It is the largest country show in South Australia with 27 different Competition Sections open to many local residents to enter and display their work. This is a great way for individuals and businesses to get their name out there and with children entering free and adults for 50 cents, its a cheap and fun idea.

The Gawler show attracts 30,000 people each year whether its to enter or view the many competitions including Floriculture, Produce, Home grown and baked goods or the arts and crafts section, there is plenty to see. All the trophies, vouchers, ribbons and prize money used for the competitions is donated from local businesses and individuals.

It's a great outing for the whole family with plenty to see and do over the two days. Outside the showgrounds excited children patiently waited the arrival of Peppa Pig. The Gawler show hosts competitions in everything from wool to cooking to the school scarecrow competition which had to be made with recycled materials.

Highlights of the day included watching The Xavier College Band perform in the Rotary Room and Meeting Ronald McDonald. Children loved watching the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, but the sideshow and rides were always busy. The Horses in Action event in the main arena was spectacular, watching those children jump the horses. They have so much talent at such a young age. The Art and photography section really stood out with some talented photographers taking out both first and second in some categories.

There was plenty to look at for both adults and children including the vintage cars, market stalls and animals to both pet and ride. The camels were a great touch and something truly different between The Royal Adelaide Show and The Gawler Show. Overall a great family day out that is fun in the sun.
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Why? SA's Biggest country show
When: Season has finished
Phone: 8523 1477
Where: Gawler Showgrounds
Cost: Adult $15, Concession $13, Children under 16 $8, under 5 FREE, Family $45
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