The Taroom Show Society would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make the 2015 show such a special event. To all the sponsors, competitors and exhibitors, judges and stewards, trade displays, patrons and families, volunteers and committee members- everyone played a part and we would like to recognise that.
Some of the highlights this year were the Santos GLNG Town and Country Pavilion. It was the hub for all patrons to catch up with friends and family, whilst enjoying a coffee and cake form the Little Rascals hospitality students. The pavilion provided on-stage demonstrations from the likes of Thermomix and author Thea Hayes, who wrote ‘An Outback nurse’.
Caroline Bunker from Santos said the stall holders such as the schools mentioned how great it was for them to be in the Town and Country pavilion as it brought more people in and they felt like they were part of the show.
“Overall, the pavilion proved a relaxing and inviting environment where all ages could come together,” Mrs Bunker said.
The inaugural Taroom Farmers Challenge was also a huge success, and it featured as the main entertainment on Monday night. Competitors raced through a series of agricultural related challenges for $600 prize money thanks to sponsors Rabobank and ABH Transport. The winning team consisted of brothers David and Colin Worsfold, and Dustin Kallquist and Ryan Copeland.
The show jumping section was one of the best ever seen, and there were 58 entries received in one jumping class alone with competitors from three different states. The male scone competition attracted 22 nominations, and taking out the prestigious first place title was Stu Bell.
Taroom Show Society vice-president Don Lethbridge said it was very pleasing to see many of the familiar faces that make the Taroom Show so great.
“There was a great atmosphere that resonated though the grounds over the two days,” Mr Lethbridge said.