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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Wife-carrying, beer brewing, ute mustering: Stroud Show

A new beer brewing competition will be among the attractions on offer at this year’s 2021 Stroud Show.

The boutique home brew contest is expected to be joined by an array of events set to showcase the historic town when gates open on the new-look show on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 April.

A fresh list of exhibitors and an upgraded showground will be accompanied by a wealth of agricultural knowledge and know-how.

Show-goers will have acres of activities to enjoy entertainment, arts and craft and eccentric contests. 

From the speedy fence-post splitting competition, a Ute muster, wife carrying comp and demolition derby to traditional produce, arts and crafts, farm and machinery displays.

Stroud Show spokesperson Christine Stani said equine enthusiasts would be impressed when stallions, colts, mares and fillies competed in various disciplines of show jumping, hacking, equestrian and show ring.  

“And, it wouldn’t be an Ag Show without a showcase of incomparable livestock, products and produce from the Stroud Valley region and beyond, giving a true feel of what life in this real country town has to offer,” she added.

“Whether you are an experienced green thumb, an aspiring gardener or simply want to get inspired –the new Pavilion will be filled with the most unusual looking pumpkins, as well as giant pumpkins, zucchinis and watermelons, all vying for the title of Most Successful Exhibitor.”

The wife-carrying competition is touted as being one of the best in the country, Ms Stani said too.

“A cohort of wives, sisters and female friends join their male teammate on a hazardous but hilarious journey,” she explained.

“Clinging on for dear life each team must race through 80 metres of sand, take on a hay blockade and wade through a paddling pool.

“And, the Australian Ute Muster is an iconic must-see attraction with Ute enthusiasts from near and far kicking up the dust again in the barrel race.”

Children’s entertainment will include an animal nursery, Troppo magic show and amusement rides.   

Tickets must be pre-purchased through Eventbrite.

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