Wudinna Showgrounds abuzz for return of annual Wudinna and District AH&F Show

SHOW: The Wudinna community enjoyed the Wudinna and District AH&F Show on Saturday, with more than 1500 people in attendance. Photo: Facebook, Wudinna and District AH&F Show
SHOW: The Wudinna community enjoyed the Wudinna and District AH&F Show on Saturday, with more than 1500 people in attendance. Photo: Facebook, Wudinna and District AH&F Show

A big crowd enjoyed a day of fun for the whole family in the sunshine at the Wudinna and District AH&F Show on Saturday.

The annual event made its return to the Wudinna Showgrounds after a COVID-enforced cancellation in 2020, with a number of sideshows, rides and stalls, plus competitions, demonstrations, displays and live music to keep the crowd entertained during the day and into the night.

Show Society president Greg Dubois said there would have been about 1600 people in attendance across the day.

He said it was an enjoyable event.

"We had a fantastic day with a very good crowd, and the weather was very good," he said.

"There were lots of sideshows, trade stalls, market stalls, food stalls that were all well attended, and we had some great events like the quick shear under lights which was good to watch, the bucking bulls competition, the sheepdog demonstration and vintage cars display."

People from Wudinna, surrounding towns and beyond were in attendance at the Show and Mr Dubois said there was "very positive feedback" received from the event.

"There were lots of positive comments to say what a great show it was and how well organised it was," he said.

"The entertainment committee did a great job in organising the entertainment and the site layout, while being such a nice day helped."

After being forced to skip the event like so many other across the region and state in 2020, Wudinna was determined to have the showgrounds bustling on Saturday.

Mr Dubois thanked society secretary Mel Crosby for working on the Show's COVID management plan.

"She did a brilliant job in submitting the COVID plan," he said.

"We only got the final approval the night before the event as she had to continually upgrade the plan."

Mr Dubois said that aside from having COVID marshals and adhering to restrictions such as social distancing, it was pretty much business as usual during the day.