The 2018 Keith & Tintinara District Show was a great success with both attendance and entries in the competitive sections up, including nearly double the amount of cookery.
Beef cattle also made a triumphant return to the show after a 20-year absence with more than 30 head entered.
An eight-year-old cow from Drayton Park Red Angus stud, Tintinara, with an impressive heifer calf rose to the top to be supreme exhibit.
Twelve pens of 10 prime lambs were entered with the Allen family’s Warrawee Park winning the Merino class and KR&RA Sherriff & Sons, Keith, winning the crossbred lamb class.
Simone Kain and Ben Hood and their George the Farmer farming ambassador character wowed the young ones in the crowd and 2014 My Kitchen Rules winner Bree May was also a hit with her two cooking demonstrations.
Angus Llewellyn was named the show’s Young Rural Ambassador while Keith & Tintinara Show assistant secretary Ash Hinge was the Rural Ambassador.
More than 1800 people flocked through the gates, up about 200 on the 2017 show.
Keith & Tintinara District Show secretary Jenny Aitken said it was important to keep showcasing what the region had to offer.
“Country shows are important to show the visitors we get where their food comes from,” she said.
“For the locals it is not as frantic as the Diesel and Dirt Derby so they can sit down and enjoy themselves.”