Perfect weather, a happy crowd and lots of entertainment made Mitchell's Annual Agricultural Show a great pick me up for a community still suffering the after-effects of the February flood. The show demonstrated yet again that outback people have resilience; and that they are hard-working and generous. For us, it was a great opportunity to see so many of our friends, and wonderful to feel so much part of this outback community.
Tempting food, horse events in the main arena, a colourful sideshow alley, wood chopping, a reptile display, motorbike demonstrations, poultry, cattle, sheep and wool -- and a pavilion where locals had put together a great display of art, photography, garden produce, flowers, craft work and cooking -- all these and more kept people happy and entertained.
Over the past couple of months, school children and teachers have worked together to create a Dinosaur Petting Zoo that gives people a fun glimpse into prehistoric Australia. The highlight of the entertainment on Show Day was a Dinosaur Puppet Show. This hilarious yet educational show had the audience laughing, shrieking, cheering, gasping and leaping out of their seats.