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Cows, crooners and cars

EventsJoanne EisemannComment


THE WEEKEND of February 17th and 18th is a special one, with three local events providing some good old fashioned fun that can suit all tastes.

The oldest event is the Chudleigh Show, first begun in 1889, with this year’s Show opening at 9.00am on Saturday 17th. Activities include show jumping, sheep dog trials, displays of utes and vintage tractors, trick horse display, wood chopping event and the mad-cap Chudleigh Cup, without real horses but lots of people dressed up as horses and doing a lot of horsing around. Free kids activities run all day and there are many interesting stalls ranging from delicious ice creams to novelties and gourmet salts.

The second is a Deloraine Big Band dance, a “Retro Rock” night at the Little Theatre on the Saturday night starting at 7.30pm.

The Big Band has been entertaining for over 30 years and are always popular - tickets can be bought on-line at www.trybooking. com/344208. Put on your dancing shoes or just tap your feet to the beat. Supper included in the entry fee.

The third event is the Deloraine Street Classic & Custom Car Show, now in its 3rd year, and starting on the Sunday at 10.00 am (7.00 am for show car entrants). The cars will be displayed in Deloraine’s main street and on the riverbank. There will be kid’s activities, a BBQ, food and drink stalls and live music with 4 bands and a DJ. But the main interest is the hundreds of cars of all types, with each one looked after by a passionate owner.

So cancel everything else and enjoy the whole weekend in Chudleigh/Deloraine.

Photo | Simon Sherriff