Corine Porter with Charlize, Ethan and Kaden they try to pick their favourite show bird.
Corine Porter with Charlize, Ethan and Kaden they try to pick their favourite show bird. Caitlan Charles

Grafton Show begins

THE Grafton Show kicked off yesterday with the members of the local community heading down to the show ground to check out what was on offer.

Graeme Kratz and Kevin Quinn from the Artists Blacksmiths Association of NSW will be demonstrating the art of smithing using historic technology throughout the Grafton Show.

"Keith will do displays here, and make items to sell, or show people techniques of how they used to do it," Mr Kratz said.

Mr Kratz will be demonstrating how to use a 128 year old bellow.

Keith Quinn, another blacksmith from the Association, said they usually spend more time talking to people than they do working because of the interest their work generated.

Last years Show Girl, Fiona Green is gearing up to hand over her sash to this years Show Girl who will be crowned on Saturday night.

Helen King, who is in the running for Grafton Showgirl, said she was looking forward to the show jumping.

"Normally when I come to the show, I'm involved in the show jumping, so getting to watch that and watch the higher events later," she said.

Ms King usually competes in the show jumping, "depending on my horse, the highest I've ever jumped is a meter 30," she said.

Another Grafton Show Girl runner, Tara Stout is excited to see the exhibitions and getting the chance to see the Man From Snowy River.

Beryl Power from St Frances Aged Care spent the morning at the show looking through the Pavilion.

"We've had a lovely morning and the displays were beautiful," she said.

Yesterdays activities included show jumping, heavy horses, pig racing, and the Man From Snowy River among other events.



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