The sound of rides and smell of fairy floss was enough to attract hundreds to the Henty show on Saturday despite hot conditions.
Almost 500 people came through the gates for the show and almost 300 at the dog show section.
However, the day was almost called off when the ambulance provider pulled out on Wednesday.
Luckily St. Johns were able to attend the event at short notice and keep the show going.
“Without it (the ambulance) we couldn’t have run the show,” horse section organiser, Garry Small said.
Two new stewarts in the cattle section, brothers Brendan and Ben Eddy saw the cattle numbers increase dramatically.
With a new cattle wash bay installed worth around $1000, more than 60 cattle were shown.
“We had the best number of cattle in years, 65 entries and 14 in one class,” Mr Small said.
The exhibits spilled out the shed in the cattle section and the fleece section.
Parking for the horse section was also overflowing from the grounds with horse numbers up again on last year.
“The agricultural side is really having a new lease of life with more people entering their animals and produce,” show secretary Kerry Small said.
With this energised addition to the show team the committee are hoping more will get on board to keep the show going.
The average age of the show committee is 60 with many members wanting to step back and let younger people take over.
“We are desperately looking for young people to go on the working committee,” Mrs Small said.
“We have one member who is over 80 working in the BBQ section.”
The working committee sets up and prepares the grounds for the show.
“It’s fortnight's work in the whole year to keep the show going,” Mrs Small said.
Anyone interested in joining the committee can contact the president Warren Dale or Mrs Small. The committee meet on the first Monday of each month.
Show photos online.