The volunteers of the Albany Agricultural Society do such a great job all year that it’s really nice to see them get some recognition and have a weekend to show off the best that Albany’s booming agricultural trade has to offer.
Denmark, Western Australia (PRWEB) November 06, 2012
On Friday 9th November and Saturday 10th November, the Albany Agricultural Show will be held in Albany. This is the 117th year of the show, and the Albany Agricultural Society Inc expects this year’s show to be bigger, better, and more fun than ever. The show includes a lot of categories, and promises activities and displays for people of all ages, from Creative Craft and Cooking to Horses Showjumping.
For artisans and food lovers, the show has the Creative Craft and Cooking, Amateur Wine and Beer, Horticulture, Photography, and Woodcraft exhibitions.
Among the Cooking categories: Open Cooking, Cake Decorating, Produce and Preserves, and Junior Cooking. The Creative Crafts portion includes Junior Crafts, Crochet, Handspinning, Knitting, Lace Making, Embroidery, Paper Crafts, Parchment Crafts, Quilting, Applique, Patchwork, Weaving, Handcrafts, Porcelain Painting, and categories called “One Family’s Work” and “One Person’s Work.”
Wine will be separated into the Dry, Medium, and Sweet categories, and will include wines from grapes, citrus, miscellaneous fruits, flowers, vegetables, herbs, grains, berries. There will also be a “Miscellaneous” category for other wines. Beer entries will include Lager, Pale Ale, Bitter Ale, Lager, and Stout. Liqueurs, Ciders, and Spirits will also have their own categories.
Animals on display and eligible for awards will include Alpacas, Pigeons, Poultry, Sheep, Wool, Shearing, Sheep Dog Trials, Goats, which will be broken into Mohair, Angora, and Dairy, and Cattle, which will be broken into Commercial, Breed, and Junior Leader competitions. Horses will have four events: Breed, Carriage Driving, Showjumping, and Dressage.
There are many other categories and events, including performing arts, vintage tractors, vintage machinery, and vintage autos. There will also be fireworks and fashion parades.
The event will be staffed by volunteers, who participate in all aspects of putting on the show. Currently, help is still needed to assist office staff in general administrative duties, managing Section Competition entries, and renewing memberships. More information can be obtained at http://www.albanyshow.org.au/.
Brendan Laing, Owner of William Bay Country Cottages, is looking forward to another great event: “I can’t say I’ve been around for all 117 Albany Agricultural Shows, but I’ve experienced a lot of them. We love the show because it allows our area to showcase one of our most important assets: agriculture. We have so many attractions here for tourists that people often forget that our area provides Australia with a lot of its food and livestock, too.”
Laing continued, “The volunteers of the Albany Agricultural Society do such a great job all year that it’s really nice to see them get some recognition and have a weekend to show off the best that Albany’s booming agricultural trade has to offer. It also gives our area a chance to welcome a slightly different brand of tourists, and allows a different demographic to experience what we have to offer.”
Laing concluded, “We are always happy to get another opportunity to put our people, our resources, and our creations on display. There may be areas with nicer and more modern buildings, but there is no place with nicer people than you will meet in Western Australia. We look forward to yet another great weekend.”
William Bay Country Cottages provide luxury cottage accommodation in Denmark WA. Their friendly and courteous staff specialises in making Denmark your second home.
For reservations, please visit their website here: http://www.williambaycottages.com.au/ or call them at (08) 9840 9221.