AFTER being postponed for the past two years, the 199th Bream Creek Show will finally be back this year on March 19.
“The Bream Creek Show Society have been working hard to adjust to ever-changing rules and restrictive measures surrounding local events, and to comply with Covid-safe mandates in order to present a wonderful return event with all the joy and colour show patrons have come to love,” the show committee said in a statement.
Returning favourites in the animal nursery, billy tea and damper, snake viewings, spinners and weavers, oyster shucking, make-believe children’s entertainment and ‘guess the weight of the steer’ will all be back on display at the showgrounds, while the Hall of Industry will be on display for the whole day.
The main arena will also host sand sculpting, lawn-mower racing and the pie-eating competition.
The show is returning during a complicated time for agricultural events.
“It’s certainly been a huge challenge for us and the demands are pretty great,” said show committee president Andrew Bennett.
“But we don’t want to be among those small events that have to cancel again, and we are willing to take a financial hit so that we can bring our show back for those who look forward to it every year. We are totally committed to keeping everyone safe.
“We will be carefully monitoring crowd numbers, enforcing masks and hand hygiene. Our committee, volunteers and stallholders are double vaxxed and Covid-safe compliant.”
Competition entries are now open including the Hall of Industry, the scarecrow competition, Rural Kids On Show and the giant pumpkins and pasture competitions.
Masks are mandatory for the event, and all attending patrons must have received their second Covid vaccination.