Moruya is a middle-sized town, with a population of just over 10,000 and a shire-wide population of 37,000. The agricultural show is held every year in January, one of the early shows on the circuit that culminates in the Royal Easter Show in Sydney in a few months time. There are all the usual events of course. Various friends took out prizes in the cake baking, quilting, photography, and produce sections of the show. Sadly the first day of the show was that last scorcher, so all the fruits, flowers and vegetables looked as if they had been grilled when we saw them on Saturday. But the action was in the showring, where we were just in time for the Lawn Mower Racing!
It was quite thrilling to watch a young woman named Taylor racing on Termownator speeding around the track, daringly overtaking the men and boys, and taking out several races. Some mowers conked out, one flipped over! Here are some on their way out of the ring.
There were the usual slew of dressed up people, this one was Harold promoting health with balloons and information.
The swimming mice seemed popular, goodness knows how it works! Do you know? We went home after visiting the animal nursery, produce, art, photography and chickens … a good afternoon of wholesome fun (if you did not eat anything!)