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It’s Show Time again!
This time it’s the turn of Oxford and surrounds to show off
its best, with Saturday April 1 being the occasion of the one of the biggest agricultural
and social gatherings in the district for the annual Oxford A&P Show.
The show is into its 112th year, having debuted
in 1906, the same year of an earthquake that destroyed three-quarters of the
American city of San Francisco, and of a census that found that the British
Empire ruled over one fifth of the world’s population.
This year’s event is not short on attractions, with one of
the major drawcards kicking off at 1.30pm with the “Man v Beast vs Machine”
Held in the main show ring, this competition will see a
shepherd and his dog take on four different scurry pony teams and a four-wheel
All six competitors will individually take on a scurry
course, racing through cones, and against the clock. Teams will collect a time penalty if they
knock a ball off a cone.
The fastest overall time wins.
Crowd participation in advance will be encouraged as they
will be asked to vote for who they think will win by writing the name on a
coffee stirrer and placing it in the box of their chosen winner.
This will be located at the President’s Marquee, up until the
time of the challenge. The winner’s
voting box will then be opened and a name drawn out. If present, that person will win $100.
Another new attraction will be a demonstration by a farrier
who will make a set of horse shoes and then fit them to a horse.
If you have never seen the craft of hot shoeing a horse
before, this is not to be missed. The
demonstrations will be held in the Goldpine Shed, between the Mohair Shed and
the Woodchopping between 10am and 11am and again from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
The show also welcomes back the Oxford Area School’s Kapa
Haka Group who will perform in front of the President’s Marquee at 12.00pm.
A full and fun day of activities is planned.
You can even catch up with what’s going on at Council, and
have your say on public consultations focusing on Easter Sunday trading, upgrading
the water supply for residents on the Oxford Rural No.1 scheme as well as discussing
whether speed limits should be lowered in Mandeville.
The Council tent will also be attended by the crew from
‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ who will be spreading the gospel on better food use.
Victoria Madison from Revival Food Company will be selling ‘Compost Cookies’ made
in a zero waste kitchen. With ingredients like kumara, yam peelings, pretzels
and spent grains from brewing – these sound like a must try!
This year’s show is also a chance to meet elected
representatives from the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board who will be manning the
tent throughout the day alongside Council staff.
Look out also for the Easter Bunny, who is coming to promote
the Easter Sunday trading consultation in person, armed with a huge stash of
chocolate eggs for the kids.
Gates open at 8am.
Further information on the show can be found at Oxford A&P Show