Show brings circus to Yallunda Flat

SHOW AND TELL: Damien 'Stretch' Redden, Kensi Cameron, Evie Wait and Corey anne Wait show they are ready for the 2019 Yallunda Flat Show.
SHOW AND TELL: Damien 'Stretch' Redden, Kensi Cameron, Evie Wait and Corey anne Wait show they are ready for the 2019 Yallunda Flat Show.

It is show time again at Yallunda Flat and a big day has been planned for those coming to the showgrounds on Monday.

The Yallunda Flat Agricultural and Horticultural Society has been busy putting together the 105th annual Yallunda Flat Show, which will have a circus theme.

Yallunda Flat Show site coordinator Corey anne Wait said the circus theme came about after investigating with students in Tumby Bay and Cummins about what to bring to this year's show.

"Something we don't tend to get here is the circus," she said.

Circus entertainment will be provided by Adelaide company Circus Elements with performers including stilt walkers, magic tricks and flame throwing with interactive workshops to teach plate spinning, juggling and other circus skills.

The show will also feature an interactive Mad Hatter's Tea Party, the interactive Wild on Eyre site showcasing native animals and a slime lab for children to make their own slime.

Traditional favourites are still a part of the show including the shearing competition, horses which will be on show in the showjumping as well as food stalls and local live music.

Other elements include bouncy castles, free face painting and Yallunda Flat Track bags.

Mrs Wait said the show committee had grown to nearly 30 members since she started in her role in 2017.

She said all the people behind the scenes had been working hard to make this year's show a great one for all ages.

Mrs Wait said the Yallunda Flat Show continued to be unlike any show held across South Australia being the only show not held in a city or town.

"It's relaxing, family orientated and has a unique atmosphere, no where else can provide this," she said.

The gates for the Yallunda Flat Show open at 9am.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for children and free entry for children under 5 years of age.

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