150th Anniversary ticks all the boxes
IF the huge crowds and record number of entries into the wide range of events on offer are anything to go by, Grafton Show Society president Rex Green believes the 150th Anniversary of the Grafton Show will be one to remember.
"The numbers were up across all the sections of the show, which means everyone went that extra yard to make it special for the 150th show," Mr Green said.
"We had a very big crowd on Saturday, probably the biggest crowd I've seen around the ring in a long time. We had good weather too, which always helps."
Mr Green said the show was still very popular with the public, and most people took the time to appreciate the significance of the 150th year.
"It should be remembered by all who went as a great occasion, one that celebrated the present but also introduced show-goers to the past."
Mr Green said the show took a back to basics approach when it came to some of the events on the program.
"There was a close to record number of entries in the horse events and there was a very high standard, along with the 150 entries in the cattle with some very good stock," he said.
"This year was the biggest number of alpacas the show has ever had, and the woodchopping program was one of the biggest we've ever had.
"Right across the pavilions there was a brilliant display of cooking, photography and artwork, and those displays are always second to none."
Mr Green said the show's success would not have been possible without the hard work from the many people who volunteered their time.
"I would like to thank all the directors of the Grafton Show Society for their preparation work, and the volunteers and exhibitors. Without them there wouldn't be a show," he said.
"I'd also like to thank our 2015 showgirl Fiona Green for her contributions over the past 12 months, and congratulate Tammy Connor on her win this year."