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Dookie Show is coming soon

By Country News

The 136th Dookie Show will be arriving at the Dookie Showgrounds on Saturday, November 2.

Dookie Show Society president Peter Shields said he looked forward to another terrific year.

“It's a great family event where you don't have to spend much money,” Mr Shields said.

He said small community groups including the Dookie Lions Club and the Dookie and District Historical Society help build the show.

"Our hardworking community is always willing to lend a hand,” he said.

An entertaining day out for children, the show will have an animal nursery, face painting and vintage steam engines, as well as sideshow entertainment and showbags full of goodies.

Some more free events for children include gumboot tossing, can bowling, egg and spoon race, tug of war and other oval games.

Parents will also be interested in the horse show and dog jump competition, photography section and free seminars including sustainable gardening, mental health and Indian cooking.

"The standard of the photography section is second to none in this region and we're quite proud of that,” Mr Shields said.

A number of pavilions will showcase livestock, artwork, flowers and more.

Gates open at 9 am and sheds open after judging at noon.

Admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for children aged six to 16 and $5 for pensioners. Free parking will be available on the day.