The Yarramalong Valley Spring Show was held on Sunday, September 16.
The Spring Show is held annually as the conclusion of the Yarramalong Valley Spring Festival, which sees the unblemished landscape and agricultural community of Yarramalong bloom into spring with a series of events celebrating the region’s culture, art, people and history.
In a nod to the enduring success of the Festival, the Spring Show has become a part of the Wyong Shire Agricultural Show, and sees a variety of events take place across Yarramalong and the wider Wyong Shire. A Wood Chopping competition, Animal Farm Nursery, Children’s Fruit and Vegetable Art Competition and the ever popular, Wife Carrying Competition, all returned to Jack Gear Reserve, Yarramalong, where the Spring Show is held every year.
Other attractions to grace the Show this year included: a variety of market stalls featuring products and produce from Wyong Shire vendors, growers and entrepreneurs; camel and pony rides; agriculture displays, including cow milking and sheep shearing; old school games and activities; amusement rides and sideshows; a jumping castle; live music and roving entertainers.
A murder of scarecrows at Yarramalong
A titular event of the Yarramalong Valley Spring Festival is the Yarramalong Valley Scarecrow Competition which attracts hundreds of visitors to the valley each year, and sees residents battle it out to see who can turn straw into gold.
The popular competition tests residents’ creativity, ingenuity and sense of humour, and sees a plethora of scarecrows litter the roads of Yarramalong, making for an excellent daytrip. The 2018 winners included: Crowpunzel (traditional category) by Emma and Michael Kellard; What Fence (humorous category) by Barb and Torin O’Grady; Royal Wedding (creative category) by Vivie Bassett; 100 Years of ANZACS (People’s Choice category) by Lauren Woodward; and Class of 2018 (special award) by Wyong Creek Public School.
Source: Website, Sep 17 Yarramalong Valley Spring Festival 2018 homepage