Naracoorte Show

Lyn Cawthorne, show secretary Jenny Aylesbury, publicity officer Catherine Miller, and show treasurer Maria Day are ready for this year's Naracoorte Show. Photo: Laura Sneath
Lyn Cawthorne, show secretary Jenny Aylesbury, publicity officer Catherine Miller, and show treasurer Maria Day are ready for this year's Naracoorte Show. Photo: Laura Sneath

The Naracoorte Show will be lighting up the town in just two short days, and the show's publicity officer Catherine Miller is expecting a ripper turnout.

Ms Miller said there will be new attractions this year that are set to appeal to the younger crowd, with thrilling rides and plenty of delicious treats to go around.

"We've tried to have a bit of a diversity of attractions, we've actually got more than $10,000 worth of attractions that we've booked," Ms Miller said.

"It's supposed to be a very affordable family day out, so we try and make sure there's something for the young ones.

"We've got a magician ... coming from Adelaide who has had six sold out shows at The Fringe in the past six years."

Locals knuckle down at the end of each year and brainstorm what new things they could bring to the next show, and this year, they came up with a Victorian chainsaw sculpting demonstration.

"We've got a small but very hard working committee that always sort of look around at other events that they've been to, and some of the other committee members have actually seen the chainsaw sculpting and thought that would be something great for our show," she said.

The sculptor will be making three different designs throughout the day, and Ms Miller said his work is certainly "lifelike".

For those who are feeling lucky this weekend, they're encouraged to have a go at the many side shows on offer.

Locals will also have the chance to get up close and personal with their favourite Australian animals, tear up the laser tag course or check out some junior locals and their whipcracking skills.

Last year's show saw 3200 people walk through the gates, and Ms Miller said she's expecting a similar number this weekend.

The Naracoorte Show is helping the Naracoorte Caves celebrate 25 years since it was proclaimed, and along with having competition classes in photography and art, locals have been hard at work in the kitchen, creating spectacular cakes.

The showground gates will be open from 9.30am on Saturday and further details on the event can be found by contacting show secretary Jenny Aylesbury on 0400 353 463.