PHOTO GALLERY: Were you seen at the Pioneer Valley Show?
AS SOON as the gates opened for the start of the Pioneer Valley Show, people bustled into the Finch Hatton Show Grounds to enjoy "the best one-day show in Australia”.
For the Pioneer Valley Show marketing and entertainment co-ordinator Kristanne Daly, the day was the culmination of months of work from hundreds of volunteers, and it all could have been put in jeopardy by bad weather. But to the relief of Ms Daly and show visitors, the rains held off despite the heavy cloud canopy.
"It's all finally come together,” she said.
Over the one day show, more than 13,000 people walked through the gates to enjoy the agricultural delights, show ground treats and and dizzying rides.
For show announcer Mark Rosier, the crowd's energy was clear. After 23 years announcing at the show, Ms Rosier said Sunday crowd "felt bigger”.
For Ms Daly, and certainly the parents and children at the show, the highlights were to be found in the kid's entertainment quarter.
With rides, comedy performances, sing-a-longs and animal attractions, Ms Daly said she was "loving the free kids entertainment”.
In the Gilmore Family Animal Nursery tiny chicks, mice and goats wandered around nibbling at hay offered by children.
While squeals of delight could be heard from children and piglets alike during the Comedy Pig Races. Six pigs, named by the crowd Peppa, Albert, Crackle, Slaughter, Bacon, and Pork Chop, raced around the track to the amusement of the young audience.